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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III
p225
2516

(Born Wis.)

George L. Anderson

(Ap'd Wis.)

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Born Delafield, WI.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870,b to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 17, 1874.

Served: in garrison at Point San José, Cal., Sep. 30, 1874, to June, 1875, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1875, to July, 1876; on frontier duty at Sitka, Alas., July 17 to Oct. 1, 1876, — and Ft. Wrangel, Alas., Sep. 25 to Dec. 7, 1876; in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 27, 1876, to June 25, 1878 (in the field, to Aug. 24, 1878), and Aug. 24, 1878 (Bannock Campaign, June to Sep., 1878), to Oct. 20, 1879, — Angel Island, Cal., to May 7, 1880, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Nov. 18, 1881, — Ft. Adams, R. I., to

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Nov. 11, 1881)

Aug. 25, 1884, — and Ft. Preble, Me., to Sep. 4, 1884; on leave of absence in Europe, to Jan. 7, 1885; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I. (detached service, testing Dynamo-Electro Machines at the Franklin Institute, Pa., Apr. 11 to July 10, 1885), to Aug. 28, 1885; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1885 (leave of absence in Europe, June 12 to Sep. 1, 1887), to Jan. 30, 1889; and in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Instructor of Electricity and Sub‑Marine Mining in Artillery School for Practice), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p242
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: As Instructor of Electricity and Submarine Mines at U. S. Artillery School to Dec., 1895. — With regiment, p243Washington Arsenal, to June 1, 1897. — In Naval War College to Oct. 30, 1899. — Military Attaché to Embassy, St. Petersburg,

(Captain of Artillery, 7th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

to May 30, 1898. — In command Winthrop Mortar Battery, Boston Harbor, from May, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p216
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — In command Winthrop Mortar Battery, Boston Harbor, from May, 1898, to Nov., 1901; Inspector of U. S. Fortification Power Points to Aug., 1902.

(Major of Artillery, July 30, 1902)

— In command of Powell Barracks, Cienfuegos, Cuba, and U. S. forces in Cuba, Havana, July, 1903; member of U. S. Ordnance Board and Recorder of Board for Testing Rifled Cannon, U. S. Proving Ground, Sandy Hook, to Nov., 1906.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery, Oct. 1, 1906)

— Inspector-General, by detail, Oct. 3, 1906.

(Colonel Coast Artillery, July 10, 1908)

— Inspector-General of the Departments of California and Columbia, to March 31, 1909.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired March 31, 1909,
at his own request; over 30 Years' Service.

Vol. VI
p190
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Lucius Anderson, Born April 9, 1849.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, July 10, 1908.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 31, 1909,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Recalled to active duty at Washington, D. C., member of Board of Ordnance and Fortification, April 20, 1917, to ––––

Graduated with Degree of A. M., Lawrence University, 1873;º graduate of Naval War College, 1897; Honorary Member of the Franklin Institute, 1884; Honorary Member of the American Philosophical Society, 1885; prepared Electrical Course for Artillery Gunners and Hand-book for Electricians in the Use and Care of Fortification Electrical Plants.

Vol. VII
p120
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, July 10, 1908.

p121 Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 31, 1909,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

At Washington, D. C., member of Board on Ordnance and Fortification, Apr. 20, 1917, to Nov. 1, 1918.

Civil History: — Graduated with degree of A. M., Lawrence University, 1874;º graduate of Naval War College, 1897; Honorary Member of the Franklin Institute, 1884; Honorary Member of the American Philosophical Society, 1885; prepared Electrical Course for Artillery Gunners and Handbook for Electricians in the Use and Care of Fortification Electrical Plants.

Vol. VIII
p49
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Mar. 31, 1909.

Died, Mar. 9, 1934, at Wauwatoosa, Wis.: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1935.º

Buried, Delafield Cemetery, Delafield, WI.


Thayer's Notes:

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

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b We have an anecdote by Col. Anderson of his earliest days as a plebe; or more accurately, of classmate Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Harrison Otis's first day at the Point, in that classmate's obituary.


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