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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p201
2454

(Born N. C.)

Thaddeus W. Jones

(Ap'd N. C.)

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Born July 30 or 31, 1848, Henderson County, NC.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 10th Cavalry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., Oct. 6, 1872, to Nov. 29, 1873, — Ft. Griffin, Tex., Dec., 1873, to Feb. 10, 1875, — Ft. Concho, Tex., Feb. 21 to July, 1875, — Scouting, to Dec. 9, 1875, Ft. Duncan, Tex., Dec. 11, 1875, to Mar. 16, 1876, — on delay, to Apr. 29, 1876, — Scouting, to Sep. 7, 1876, — San Antonio, Fts. Duncan and Clark, Tex., to Mar. 16, 1877, — Ft. Griffin, Tex., and Scouting, Mar. 28 to Oct., 1877, being engaged against hostile Indians at Laguna Quemada, Tex., May 4, 1877, — and Ft. Clark, Tex., Oct. 4, 1877, to Jan. 16, 1878 (leave of absence, to Mar. 20, 1878); as witness before Court of Inquiry at Ft. Clark, Tex., to Apr. 7, 1878 (leave of absence, to May 2, 1878); on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., May 2 to Oct. 13, 1878 (leave of absence, Oct. 13 to Nov. 2, 1878), and Nov. 2, 1878 (leave of absence, Oct. 13 to Nov. 2, 1878), and Nov. 2, 1878, to Nov. 24, 1879, — Ft. Stockton, Tex.

(First Lieut., 10th Cavalry, Nov. 20, 1879)

(Indian Expedition, Mar. 25 to Dec. 1, 1880), to June, 1882, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Nov. 23, 1884, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Apr. 7, 1886, — Whipple Barracks, Ara., to May 21, 1886, — Ft. Apache, Ara. (Special duty with Indians, Feb. 14, 1889, to –––––); and as Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 1, 1887, to Dec. 1, 1888, and Adjutant, since Dec. 1, 1888.

Vol. IV
p226
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: (Regimental Adjutant, Jan. 14 to Sept., 1890) At Fort Grant, Ariz.,

(Captain of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, Jan. 14, 1891)

to Feb., 1891; at Fort Apache, Ariz., April, 1891 to Feb. 21, 1892; on leave to July, 1892; on duty with North Carolina militia to Aug., 1892; garrison duty at Fort Bedford, N. D., to Nov. 1, 1892; on duty with North Carolina militia, Nov. 10, 1892 to March 26, 1895; garrison duty at Fort Assinniboine, Mont., to Dec. 19, 1897; on leave to April 16, 1898; with regiment at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Lakeland, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago de Cuba to July 13, p2271898; participating in the battle of San Juan, July 1‑3, and in operations against Santiago to July 13, 1898.

(Colonel, 10th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 13, 1898)

— Commanding regiment at Augusta, Ga., to Sept., 1898; at Lexington, Ky., to Nov., 1898; at Macon, Ga., until

(Honorably Mustered out of Volunteer Service, March 8, 1899)

— On sick leave March 20 to July 20, 1899; on recruiting service at Yonkers and Binghamton, N. Y., to Sept., 1899.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 48th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 9, 1899)

— With regiment at Ft. Thomas, Ky., to Nov. 7, 1899; at San Francisco and at Angel Island, Cal., to Dec. 16, 1899; en route to and in Philippines to ––––

Vol. V
p196
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History.En route to and in Philippines to Nov., 1900 — En route to and in Army and Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark.,

(Major of Cavalry, 13th Cavalry, Jan. 2, 1901)

to March, 1901. — At San Francisco, Cal., organizing 13th Cavalry and Acting Inspector-General, to May, 1901. — At Fort Meade, S. D., organizing 13th Cavalry, to Aug. 7, 1901. — At Fort Keogh, Mont., commanding post and squadron, to Oct., 1901. — On sick leave and at Hot Springs, Ark., under treatment, to July 7, 1902. — On leave of absence to Oct. 26, 1902. — At Fort Keogh, Mont., commanding squadron, to May 21, 1903. — En route to and in Philippines to April 15, 1905. — At Fort Myer, Va., May 29 (at encampment National Guard, Pa., July 8 to 15)

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, Oct. 20, 1905)

to Nov. 15, 1905. — En route to and in Philippines to Jan. 25, 1906. — En route to and at St. Louis, Mo., Inspector-General by detail, March 2, 1906 to Oct. 1, 1906. — Detailed on General Staff and assigned to 8th Cavalry Sept. 6, 1906. — In office of Chief of Staff (transferred to 3d Cavalry, March 8, 1907), Washington, D. C., to ––––

Vol. VI
p176
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Thaddeus Winfield Jones, Born July 31, 1848.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Cavalry, Oct. 20, 1905.

In office of Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C., Sept. 6, 1906, to July 25, 1909; on leave of absence July 26, to

(Colonel, 10th Cavalry, Aug. 7, 1909)

Sept. 20, 1909; commanding regiment and post of Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., Sept. 23, 1909, to Dec. 15, 1911; on leave of absence Dec. 16, 1911, to Feb. 28, 1912.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 28, 1912,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p112
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 28, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at the battle of Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Service medals: Indian Wars; Spanish-American War; Philippine Insurrection.

Vol. VIII
p47
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Feb. 28, 1912.

Died, Mar. 27, 1939, at Long Beach, Calif.: Aged 90.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

Buried, Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, CA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Jones' birthplace is from his AOG obituary; his birthdate is given as July 31 in the Register, and as July 30 in his AOG obituary.


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