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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1873

Vol. III
p215
2490

(Born Ala.)

George A. Cornish

(Ap'd Ala.)

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George Anthony Cornish: Born June 21, 1849, Old Springhill, AL.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., 15th Infantry, June 13, 1873.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., Sep. 28, 1873, to Nov. 20, 1875, — Cimarron, N. M., to Jan. 25, 1876, — Ft. Union, N. M., to p216Apr., 1876, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., Apr. 4 to Dec. 27, 1876, — conducting

(First Lieut., 15th Infantry, Jan. 25, 1876)

prisoners to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Jan., 1877, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., to Sep. 18, 1877, — Ojo Caliente, N. M., Sep. 18, 1877, to Nov. 9, 1878, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., Nov., 1878, — and Camp Lewis, Col., Dec. 4, 1878, to Oct. 9, 1879, — Animas City, Col., to Jan. 18, 1880, — Ft. Lewis, Col., to July, 1880, — Ft. Cummings, N. M., and Scouting, to Oct., 1880, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., to Jan. 14, 1881, — Ft. Marcy, N. M. (Scouting in Arizona, Sep. to Oct., 1881), to Aug. 6, 1882, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (detached service), to Dec., 1882, — and Ft. Pembina, Dak., to Sep. 2, 1882; and on Recruiting Service, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p236
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Captain of Infantry, 15th Infantry, Sept. 29, 1890)

Served: On recruiting service, Memphis, Ten., Jan.‑Aug., 1890; Fort Buford, N. D., to Jan. 1, 1891. — Recruiting service, Quincy, Ill., Jan. to March 10, 1891. — Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to May 26, 1891; Fort Sheridan, Ill., to Oct. 15, 1896; Fort Bayard, N. M., to Dec. 31, 1898. — Indian agent at Uintah and Ouray Agency, Whiterocks, Utah, Jan. to Oct., 1898. — With regiment at Huntsville, Ala., Oct. to Nov., 1898. — En route to and at Puerto Principe and Ciego de Avila, Cuba, from Nov., 1898 to ––––

(Major of Infantry, 15th Infantry, May 25, 1899)

Vol. V
p206
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History.En route to and at Puerto Principe and Ciego de Avila, Cuba, from Nov., 1898 to Jan., 1900. — Commanding post at Fort Columbus, N. Y., to July, 1900. — Sailed from San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 1, and arrived in P. I., Sept. 4, 1900. — Commanding Battalion of regiment in Manila to Dec., 1900. — In the field commanding regiment, Oct. 29 to Dec. 16, 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 26th Infantry, May 28, 1902)

to July, 1902. — On leave in Japan to Nov., 1902. — With regiment at Sorsogon, P. I. to Feb., 1903. — Commanding regiment at Nueva Caceres, P. I., to May, 1903. — Sick at Manila to July 14, 1903, when he sailed for U. S., arriving Aug. 9, 1903. — Sick and on sick leave to Jan. 20, 1904.

(Colonel of Infantry, Jan. 20, 1904)

— Awaiting orders to March 29, 1904.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired March 29, 1904,
at his own request, over 30 Years' Service.

Died Nov. 25, 1909, at Demopolis, Ala.: Aged 60.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1910.º

Buried, Riverside Cemetery, Demopolis, AL.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Cornish's full name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army. His birth data are from his tombstone, q.v.


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