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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III
p234
2541

(Born Mo.)

Louis Aleckº Craig

(Ap'd Mo.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1869, to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 17, 1874.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Wy., Sep. 29, 1874, to June 13, 1875, — Ft. Hays, Kan., June 13 to Aug. 3, 1875, — Camp McDowell,

(Transferred to 6th Cavalry, May 25, 1875)

Ara., Oct. 20, 1875, to July 14, 1876, — Ft. Whipple, Ara., July 16 to Dec. 18, 1876, — Camp Grant, Ara., Dec. 31, 1876, to Feb. 17, 1877, — Camp Huachuca, Ara., Mar. 3, 1877, to Nov. 26, 1878, — and Camp Lowell, Ara., Nov. 27, 1878, to Aug. 26, 1879; on leave of absence, to Jan. 2,

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Nov. 30, 1879)

1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Bowie, Ara. (Victoria Campaign, Sep.‑Oct., 1880), to July 12, 1881, — Camp Thomas, Ara., and Scouting, to Oct. 23, 1881, — Recruiting service, to Oct. 1, 1883, — Ft. Lowell, Ara., and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to June 8, 1884, — Regimental Adjutant, Oct. 12, 1883, to Oct. 1, 1884, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to Sep. 25, 1884, — Acting Asst. Adjutant-General at headquarters of Mounted Recruiting Service, Oct. 1, 1884, to June 30, 1886, — and at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Oct. 27, 1886, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to June 8, 1888, — Regimental Adjutant, Nov. 1, 1886, to –––––, — and Ft. Wingate, N. M., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p248
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Senior Assistant Instructor of Cavalry, U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., Sept., 1890 to July, 1894.

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Feb. 24, 1891)

— Commanding Troop L, 6th Cavalry (Sioux Indians), to Oct., 1894, at Fort Niobrara, Neb. — Transferred to and joined Troop H, 6th Cavalry, at Fort Myer, Va., Nov., 1894. — Served on boards of officers to report upon emergency rations, uniforms, and examination of enlisted men for promotion, in Washington and New York, 1895‑97. — Provost-Marshal of the Regular and Volunteer armies at Camp Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Apr. to June, 1898. — On Board of officers in New York examining emergency rations for use of the army to ––––

(Major and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 20, 1898)

and assigned to 5th Army Corps. — Transferred to and joined 1st Division, 1st Army Corps (Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. H. Wilson), June 28, 1898; serving with it until Sept. 15, 1898, at Chickamauga, Charleston, S. C., and in the island of Puerto Rico. — Present at bombardment and destruction of blockhouse near Coamo, and surrender of Spanish forces near there, Aug. 9, 1898, and at the engagement with artillery and infantry, three days later, on the San Juan military road, eight miles north of Coamo. — Adjutant-General, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps (General E. A. p249Chaffee), Huntsville, Ala., from Oct. 20 to Dec. 24, 1898, when discontinued.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 7, 1899)

(Colonel, 32d U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899)

— At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., organizing and equipping regiment, to ––––

Vol. V
p223
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. —

(Colonel, 32d U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899)

— At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., organizing and equipping regiment, to September, 1899; en route to P. I., to Oct., 1899; commanding regiment at Angeles, to Feb., 1900; commanding Sub‑District of the Province of Bataan at Balanga, P. I., Feb., 1900 to July 13, 1900; sick in Manila, July 14 to Aug. 7, 1900; commanding regiment at Balanga, P. I., Aug. 8 to 20, 1900; on sick leave in Japan, Aug. 21 to Oct. 20, 1900; sick at Manila, P. I., to Nov. 15, 1900; commanding regiment and Province of Bataan, at Balanga, P. I., Nov. 19, 1900 to Mar., 1901; en route to U. S., to April 19, 1901.

(Major, 15th Cavalry, Feb. 17, 1901)

— Commanding regiment at San Francisco, Cal., to May 18, 1901.

Mustered out of Volunteer violence, May 8, 1901.

— Joined 15th Cavalry, May 9, 1901 and served with it at San Francisco, Cal., to June, 1901; Acting Superintendent, Yosemite National Park in California, June 17 to Nov. 10, 1901; on Recruiting Service in New York City, Nov. 19, 1901 to Aug. 23, 1902; on sick leave, from Aug. 24, 1902 to Dec. 2, 1902; sick at Washington Barracks, D. C., Dec. 3, 1902 to March 23, 1903.

Major, U. S. A., Retired March 23, 1903,
for disability in line of duty.

Died March 22, 1904, in New York City: Aged 53.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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