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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1873

Vol. III
p212
2480

(Born N. C.)

Alexander B. Dyer, Jr.1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Fayetteville Arsenal, NC.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1869, to June 13, 1873, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 13, 1873.

Served: on Recruiting duty, Nov. 4, 1873, to July, 1874; in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., July 30 to Aug. 8, 1874; on frontier duty at Sitka, Alas., Aug. 16 to Sep. 18, 1874, — Ft. Wrangel, Alas., Sep. 18, 1874, to Jan. 22, 1875, — and Sitka, Alas., to Feb. 23, 1876; in garrison

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 13, 1875)

at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1 to Oct. 19, 1876, — Columbia, S. C., to Nov. 17, 1876, — Washington, D. C., to Feb. 5, 1877, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), Feb. 5, 1877, to May 1, 1878, except while suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania and Maryland, July 22 to Aug. 26, 1877 (leave of absence, Dec. 21, 1877, to Jan. 6, 1878); on delay and joining company, May 1 to July 6, 1878; on frontier duty at Camp Harney, Or., and on Bannock Campaign, July to Oct., 1878; in garrison at Angel Island, Cal., Oct. 2 to Nov. 15, 1878, — Point San José, Cal., Nov. 15, 1878, to Sep. 6, 1879, — Angel Island, Cal., to Mar. 1, 1880, — Regimental Adjutant, Sep. 6, 1879, to Apr. 1, 1887, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Nov. 4, 1881, — Ft. Adams, R. I. (conducting recruits from Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Arizona, Sep. 18 to Nov. 3, 1884, and from Columbus Barracks, O., to Ft. Douglas, Utah, Oct., 1888), to Oct. 1, 1889, — and Adjutant of Light Artillery Battalion at Ft. Riley, Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p234
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Alexander Brydie Dyer)

Military History. — Served: Adjutant, Light Artillery Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan., until Aug., 1892. — At West Point, N. Y., as senior Instructor of Artillery, Aug. 31, 1892 to Aug. 31, 1897. — With Battery I, 4th Artillery, at Washington Barracks, Sept. 2 to Dec. 14, 1897. — Commanding Fort Mott, N. J., and Fort Delaware, Del., Dec. 14, 1897 to March, 1898.

(Captain of Artillery, 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

— Joined battery, April 15, 1898, at Washington Barracks, D. C., and engaged in organizing it. — Left Washington Barracks, June 13, 1898, with battery, en route to Philippine Islands; arrived at Manila, P. I., Aug. 21; commanding battalion of artillery, from Sept. 14, 1898 to –––––; in battle of Manila, Feb. 10, 1899, and at San Pedro Macati, March 13, 1899. — Chief of divisional artillery, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, to ––––

(Major, 32d U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1800 — Declined)

Vol. V
p203
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Commanding battalion of artillery, from Sept. 14, 1898 to June 1, 1899. — In battle of Manila, Feb. 10, 1899, and at San Pedro Macati, March 13, 1899. — Chief of divisional artillery, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, to June 1, 1899. — En route to U. S. June 30 to Aug. 2, 1899 and on sick leave until Sept. 23, 1899. — Recruiting duty San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 23, 1899 to June 30, 1901. — Acting Chief Signal Officer, Department of California, June 1, 1900 to July, 1901. — Assistant to Inspector General, Department of California, July 1 to Sept. 30, 1901.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Aug. 23, 1901)

— On duty under Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Columbia, purchasing horses, Oct. 1, 1901 to March 27, 1902. — Commanding Battalion Field Artillery, Vancouver Barracks, Washington, March 27, 1902 to March 13, 1906.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Feb. 16, 1906)

— On duty Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., April 5 to June 9, 1906, when detailed as Military Secretary. — On duty at Headquarters Department of the Columbia as Military Secretary and Adjutant-General, June 25, 1906 to June 30, 1907.

(Colonel, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

— Assigned to Field artillery, May 4, 1907. — Assigned to Fourth Regiment, Field Artillery, June 6, 1907. — Assumed Command of Regiment at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., June 13, 1907. — On duty at that station until Dec. 10, 1909. — At Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Dec. 14, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p182
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Alexander Brydie Dyer, Born March 28, 1852.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907

Assigned to 4th Field Artillery, June 6, 1907.

At Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Dec. 14, 1909, to Feb. 22, 1913.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 15, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, July 9, 1920, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 68.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Maj.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Alex. B. Dyer, Class of 1837.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Dyer's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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