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Vol. III
p228
2526

(Born Va.)

George Russellº Cecil

(Ap'd Va.)

18

Born Pulaski County, VA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1870, p229to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 17, 1874.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sanders, Wy., Sep. 28 to Oct. 10, 1874; in garrison at Jackson Barracks, La., Oct. 17 to Nov. 28, 1874, — New Orleans, La., to June 1, 1875, — and Baton Rouge, La., June 2, 1875, to June 25, 1876; on frontier duty at Little Rock, Ark., to Sep., 1877 (leave of absence, Aug. 1 to Sep. 30, 1876, and absent sick, July 6 to Sep. 2, 1877); suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, Sep. 2 to Oct. 31, 1877; on frontier duty at Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 31, 1877, to Aug. 30, 1878 (leave of absence, July 2 to Aug. 7, 1878); participating in International Rifle Match at Creedmoor, N. Y., Aug. 30 to Sep. 21, 1878; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Sep. 21 to Nov. 12, 1878; on frontier duty at Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 15, 1878, to Apr. 11, 1879; as Professor of Military Science, Michigan Military Academy, to July 1, 1882; and on frontier duty at Ft. Stanton, N. M., to Oct. 24, 1883, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 13th Infantry, July 24, 1883)

Cummings, N. M., to Aug. 21, 1884, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to Mar. 19, 1887, — Regimental Adjutant, Mar. 5, 1887, to –––––, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to June 1, 1888, — and Ft. Supply, I. T., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p244
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: at Ft. Supply, Okla., till Aug. 31, p2451891; Fort Sheridan, Ill., Sept. 2 to Sept. 18, 1891. — On general recruiting service, David's Island, Oct. 1, 1891 till Oct. 11, 1893. — Adjutant of Depot, Jan., 1891 till Oct. 11, 1893. — Fort Supply, Okla., till Oct. 1, 1894; Fort Niagara, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1894 till April 20, 1895. — Regimental Adjutant, Oct. 5, 1894 till Feb. 12, 1895, completing four years' tour. — Acting Regimental Adjutant, Feb. 13, 1894 till April 1, 1895. — Fort Porter, N. Y., April 20 till Oct. 15, 1895;

(Captain of Infantry, 13th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1895)

at Fort Columbus, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1895 till April 19, 1898. — In the field (Spanish-American war) at Tampa, Fla., April 21 to May 17, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 9, 1898)

— At Headquarters, Department of the East, May 19 till May 24, 1898, — Adjutant-General, 4th Army Corps, May 26 till Aug. 6, 1898. — At Mobile, Ala., May 26 till June 8; at Tampa, Fla., June 10 till Aug. 6. — Adjutant-General, 3d Army Corps, and of the separate Army Corps, at Camp George H. Thomas, Ga., Aug. 9 till Sept. 14, 1898. — Adjutant-General, 1st Army Corps, Sept. 14, 1898, till it was dissolved, Jan. 17, 1899; with stations at Lexington, Ky., Sept. 16 till Nov. 7, 1898; Macon, Ga., Nov. 8, 1898 till Jan. 6, 1899; Matanzas, Cuba, Jan. 10 till Jan. 17, 1899. — Adjutant-General, Department of Matanzas, Cuba, Jan. 12, 1899 till ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, June 13, 1899)

Vol. V
p219
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Adjutant General, Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara, Jan. 12, 1899, to May 23, 1899;

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, June 13, 1899)

— Military Attache, U. S. Legation, Berne, Switzerland, to Oct. 13, 1902; transferred to 8th Infantry, May 2, 1901.

(Major, 3d Infantry, May 4, 1901)

— With regiment at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, till Dec. 13, 1902; transferred to 26th Infantry, Dec. 3, 1902, and with regiment in Philippine Islands, till April 30, 1903; transferred to 30th Infantry, March 3, 1903; joined April 30, 1903; D. S. commanding troops in Cagayan Valley, Aparri, P. I.; left regiment May 1, 1903; rejoined regiment, Aug. 31, 1903; commanding 1st Provisional Battalion at S. F. de Malabon, Sept. 16, 1903, to Oct. 31, 1903; sailed from Philippines, Nov. 14, 1903; arrived at Presidio, Cal., Dec. 15, 1903; on duty with regiment, commanding 1st Battalion, at Fort Crook, Nebr., Dec. 27, 1903, to Jan. 23, 1904; commanding Fort Crook, Nebr., Jan. 23, to Feb. 24, 1904; D. S. inspecting Illinois State Militia, March 2 to April 9, 1904; on duty with regiment, April 10, 1904, to May 8, 1904; D. S. with 1st Battalion at Target Range, May 9, 1904, to June 9, 1904; with regiment at Fort Crook, Nebr., June 10, 1904, to June 16, 1904; with leave for two months; left regiment June 16, 1904 and rejoined July 8, 1904; D. S. with Kansas State Militia, at Topeka, Kans.; left, Aug. 13 and rejoined, Aug. 26, 1904; commanding 1st Battalion to Oct. 17, 1904; D. S. commanding troops at Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Mo., from Oct. 18, 1904 to Dec. 9, 1904; relieved per S. O. 106 Northern Division, Dec. 6, 1904; commanding Fort Crook, Nebr. and 1st Battalion, Dec. 10, 1904 to Feb. 10, 1905, inclusive; on duty and at Fort Crook, Nebr., and commanding 1st Battalion, Feb. 11, 1905 to March 19, 1905; D. S. at Fort Niobrara, Nebr., as member of G. C. M., March 13, 1905; left, March 20, 1905 and rejoined April 8, 1905; on duty at Fort Crook, and commanding 1st Battalion, April 8, 1905 to Aug. 7, 1905; on D. S. at encampment of the Militia of the State of Nebraska, at Kearney, Nebr., Aug. 2d, 1905; left Aug. 7, 1905 and rejoined, Aug. 17, 1905; on duty at post and commanding 1st Battalion from Aug. 17, 1905 to Oct. 31, 1905; with leave 5 days; left Nov. 1, 1905, rejoined Nov. 5, 1905; duty at post commanding 1st Battalion, from Nov. 5, 1905 to Jan. 31, 1906; S. C. from Jan. 4, 1906; duty at post commanding 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry, to Feb. 20, 1906; relieved as S. C. Feb. 1, 1906; ordered to report to the C. O., Porto Rico, Provisional Regiment of Infantry, for duty with that regiment; left post Feb. 21, 1906.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 10th Infantry, Feb. 20, 1907)

— on D. S. duty with Porto Rico Provisional Regiment of Infantry, from March 8, 1906 to July 9, 1907; D. S. July 10, 1907 to Aug. 7, 1907, awaiting transportation to join; D. S. en route to join p220Aug. 7, 1907 to Sept. 11, 1907; assigned to station, Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Aug. 13, 1907; arrived at Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Sept. 11, 1907; commanding post, Sept. 11, 1907 to July 6, 1908; commanding regiment, from April 24, 1908 to May 2d, 1908; commanding Detachment, 10th Infantry, en route from Fort Gibbon, Alaska to Fort St. Michael, Alaska, and at latter place, July 6 to 12, 1908; on duty with regiment since July 12, 1908; commanding Detachment, 10th Infantry, en route from Seattle, Wash., to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., July 26 to 31, 1908; Summary Court G. O. 2, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., Aug. 1, 1908; L. of A., Aug. 3, 1908 to Aug. 7, 1908; Summary Court Infantry, Camp of Instruction, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., Aug. 31, 1908; with regiment in Camp of Instruction to Sept. 28, 1908; commanding Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., from Sept. 28, 1908 to Oct. 18, 1908; Summary Court, Post, Aug. 1, to Nov. 20, 1908; D. S., Nov. 11, 1908 to Nov. 13, 1908; G. C. M. duty at Fort Thomas, Ky.; commanding regiment and post from Nov. 21, 1908 to Dec. 10, 1908; D. S., Dec. 16, 1908 to Dec. 18, 1908; G. C. M. duty at Fort Thomas, Ky.; Summary Court; sick in quarters, Jan. 21 to 27, 1909, in line of duty; in charge of Recruit Instruction from Feb. 11, 1909 to April 27, 1909; D. S., March 29, 1909 to April 25, 1909; inspecting Illinois National Guard; relieved as Summary Court, March 23, 1909; commanding post and regiment, March 13 and 14, 1909, and March 23 to 27, 1909; commanding regiment and post from April 27, 1909 to July 2, 1909; commanding regiment at Camp William H. Taft, Toledo, Ohio, July 2 to 13, 1909, and at Camp Perry, Ohio, from July 13 to Sept. 3, 1909; commanding Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., and regiment, from Sept. 3, 1909 to Feb. 9, 1910; completed test ride, Oct. 1, 2, 3, 1909.

Vol. VI
p193
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Feb. 12, 1849.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 10th Infantry, Jan. 31, 1907.

At Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., commanding regiment and post, March 16 to May 9, 1910;

(Colonel of Infantry, March 3, 1911)

at Fort Benjamin Harrison, March 8 to Sept. 1, 1911; at Fort Jay, N. Y., commanding regiment and post, Sept. 3, 1911, to

(Assigned to 29th Infantry, Sept. 6, 1911)

Sept. 8, 1912 (at Camp of Instruction, Mount Gretna, Pa., commanding regiment, July 6 to Aug. 7, 1912); sick and awaiting retirement from Sept. 9, 1912.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 12, 1913,
By Operation of Law.

Vol. VII
p122
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 12, 1913,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Mar. 26, 1927, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 78.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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