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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p239
2554

(Born Ill.)

Lotus Niles

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Born Belleville, IL.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 16, 1875.

Served: in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., Sep. 30, 1875, to July 18, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in West Virginia, to Aug. 7, 1877; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., to Oct. 1, 1877 (leave of absence, to Oct. 31, 1877), — and Carlisle Barracks, Pa., to Dec. 7, 1877; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 12, 1877, to June 25, 1878; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), July 9, 1878, to May 1, 1880, — Ft. Johnston, N. C., to May 31, 1881, — Washington

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Jan. 29, 1882)

Barracks, D. C., to July 2, 1882, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Oct. 1, p2401885, — Jackson Barracks, La., to May 28, 1887, — Regimental Quartermaster, May 5, 1887, to –––––, — St. Augustine, Fla., to May 14, 1888, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to July 6, 1888, — Huntsville, Ala. (on Rifle Competition at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., Aug. 17 to Sep. 26, 1888), to Nov. 29, 1888, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to Jan. 30, 1889, — St. Augustine, Fla., to May 23, 1889, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p252
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: (As Regimental Quartermaster of 2d Artillery and A. A. Q. M. and A. C. S., at Fort Adams, R. I., to June 1, 1891) At Fort Adams, R. I., from June 1, 1891 to March 19, 1898. — Ordered with Battery G, 2d Artillery, from Fort Adams, R. I., to Long Island Head, Boston Harbor, Mas., March 19, 1898.

(Captain of Artillery, 2d Artillery, March 8, 1898)

— In command of battery and Long Island Head, Boston Harbor, Mas., to Aug. 10, 1898. — In temporary command of Battery K, 2d Artillery, at Camp Rodgers, Tampa, Fla., to Aug. 21, 1898. — In command of guard on transport Comal, at Havana and Matanzas, Cuba, and in charge of distribution of subsistence stores to indigent inhabitants of Cuba, to Nov. 6, 1898. — In command of battery and post of Long Island Head, Boston Harbor, Mas., to Nov. 18, 1898. — In command of guard on transport Bratten, and in charge of distribution of subsistence stores to indigent inhabitants of Cuba, at Havana, Matanzas, Cardenas, and Sagua La Grande, Cuba, to Dec. 22, 1898. — In command of battery at Camp Onward, Savannah, Ga., to Jan. 21, 1899. — In command of same battery and the post of Santa Clara Battery, Havana, Cuba, to ––––

Vol. V
p227
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — In command post of Santa Clara Battery, Havana, Cuba, to Oct. 15, 1899; assigned to command of Light Battery "A," 2d Artillery, Oct. 12, 1899; commanded that Battery at Columbia Barracks, Cuba, from Oct. 18, 1899 to April 19, 1902; transferred with Battery to Chickamauga Park, Georgia, April 19, 1902; with battery in camp at Chickamauga Park, Ga., to Oct. 15, 1902.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Sept. 11, 1902)

— Assigned to command of Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas;º in command of that battalion from Oct. 18, 1902 to Oct. 1, 1906.

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

p228 — Assigned to command of post of Fort Casey, Washington; in command of that post from Feb. 12, 1907 to June 15, 1907; assigned to 3d Regiment, Field Artillery, June 6, 1907; in command of that regiment at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from June 23, 1907, to ––––

(Colonel, Field Artillery, Aug. 12, 1907)

— Assigned to 3d Field Artillery; in command of that regiment to ––––; in command of post of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct. 25, 1907, to ––––

Vol. VI
p199
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Feb. 5, 1853.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 3d Field Artillery, Aug. 12, 1907.

At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding regiment and post, Oct. 25, 1907, to Oct. 10, 1899; in command of regiment to May 1, 1911.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 5, 1911,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Since retirement, resided at San Antonio, Texas.

Vol. VII
p126
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 5, 1911,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Feb. 28, 1925, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 72.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1926.º

Buried, Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Niles' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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