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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p244
2567

(Born Ga.)

Eli D. Hoyle

(Ap'd Ala.)

18

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1871, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, July 5 to Aug. 31, 1875 (leave of absence, to Dec. 1, 1875); in garrison at Ft. Macon, N. C., Dec. 1, 1875, to Sep. 25, 1876, — Lancaster, S. C., Sep. 28 to Nov. 16, 1876, — Columbia, S. C., Nov. 18, 1876, to Feb. 4, 1877, — Washington Arsenal, D. C., Feb. 6 to Apr. 5, 1877, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., Apr. 5 to July 18, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, July 18 to Oct. 28, 1877; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., to Dec. 7, 1877; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 12, 1877, to Apr. 19, 1878; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1878, to June 1, 1880; on sick leave of absence, to May 31, 1881; in garrison at Little Rock and Hot Springs, Ark., to Nov. 4, 1881, — and Washington Barracks, D. C., to Jan. 10, 1882; at the Military Academy, as Adjutant, July 18, 1882, to Aug. 1, 1885; in garrison at St. Augustine, Fla.,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Oct. 28, 1883)

to Apr. 27, 1888; as Regimental Adjutant, Mar. 28, 1885, to Oct. 9, 1889; on sick leave of absence, Apr. 27 to Aug. 28, 1888; and in garrison at Huntsville, Ala., to Nov. 29, 1888, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to Jan. 28, 1889, — St. Augustine, Fla., to May 23, 1889, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p255
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Adams, R. I., to April, 1890; May 1, 1890, to June, 1892, at Fort Riley, Kan.; with Light Battery A, 2d Artillery, May 1, 1890 to June, 1892. — Adjutant Light Artillery Battalion and School at Fort Riley, Kan., to June, 1896. — On leave of absence to Oct., 1896. — at Fort Schuyler, N. Y., to July, 1898.

(Captain and Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers,
May 12, 1898 — Declined)

(Major and Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1898)

— Assigned to 1st Division, 1st Corps. — Reported for duty at Ponce, P. R., Aug. 1, 1898. — Participated in Puerto Rico campaign, General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wilson's column, and in the engagement of Coamo, Aug. 9, 1898. — Acting Inspector-General, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Aug. 12 to Sept. 15, 1898. — Returned to United States (New York), Sept. 15, 1898. — Awaiting orders, Sept. 15

(Captain of Artillery, 1st Artillery, Sept. 18, 1898)

to Oct. 27, 1898. — Chief Ordnance Officer, 3d Division, 2d Corps, Oct. 28, 1898 to Jan. 27, 1899, at Athens, Ga., — Chief Ordnance Officer and Provost Marshal, General Department of Matanzas, Matanzas, Cuba, Feb. 2 to April 26, 1899.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, May 12, 1899)

— On leave of absence, May 1 to Aug. 30, 1899. — On duty at Fort Barrancas, Fla. — Commanding post and Battery L, 1st Artillery, Aug. 30, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p230
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Commanding Battery L, 1st Artillery, Nov., 1899 to Aug., 1900; at Headquarters, Department of the East, Governor's Island, New York City; Assistant to the Inspector-General, Department of the East, Aug., 1900 to Oct., 1902; at Camp George H. Thomas, Chickamauga National Military Park, Ga., Oct., 1902 to Aug. 10, 1903; commanding 3d Battery, Field Artillery.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Aug. 10, 1903)

— On leave of absence, Aug. to Nov., 1903; at Fort Myer, Va., and Washington, D. C., Nov., 1903 to Jan., 1906; commanding 3d Battalion, Field Artillery; President of the Board for the preparation of Drill Regulations for the 3‑inch Rapid Fire Field Gun, Dec., 1903 to Dec., 1905; at Army and Navy Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark., Jan. to March, 1906; at Fort Riley, Kan., June 6 to Oct., 1907; commanding 4th Battalion, Field Artillery, March, 1906 to Jan. 25, 1907.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

— President Field Artillery Board (Fort Riley, Kan.), March, 1906 to Oct., 1907; commanding Artillery Sub‑post (Fort Riley, Kan.), May to Oct., 1906; assigned to 6th Regiment, Field Artillery (Horse), June 6, 1907; with regiment at Fort Riley, Kan., June 6 to Oct., 1907; served at Fort Slocum, N. Y., Oct., 1907 to June, 1908; commanding Recruit Depot and post; at Fort Riley, Kan., June, 1908 to –––––; commanding regiment, June 15, 1908 to ––––

Vol. VI
p201
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Eli Du Bose Hoyle, Born Jan. 19, 1851.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

Assigned to 6th Field Artillery, June 6, 1907.

At Fort Riley, Kans., commanding regiment, June, 1908, to

(Colonel, 6th Field Artillery, March 3, 1911)

p202 March 11, 1911; in camp at San Antonio, Texas (Maneuver Division), commanding 4th Field Artillery (mountain), March 23 to May 4, 1911; at Fort Riley, Kans., commanding 6th Field Artillery (horse), May 16, 1911, to March 14, 1913 (commanding post of Fort Riley, June to September, 1912, and December, 1912, to March, 1913); at Chicago, Ill., commanding Central Department, March 15 to June 3, 1913; on leave of absence, June 4 to

(Transferred to 2d Field Artillery, June 13, 1913)

July 30, 1913;

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Sept. 24, 1913)

at Manila, P. I., September, 1913, to April, 1914 (commanding District of Luzon, Dec. 11, 1913, to April 30, 1914); at Fort William McKinley, Rizal, commanding post, May 6 to Dec. 15, 1914; on leave of absence, Dec. 16, 1914, to Jan. 19, 1915.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 19, 1915,
By Operation of Law.

Assigned to active duty at Governor's Island, New York Harbor, commanding Eastern Department, August, 1917, to Jan. 15, 1918, when he was relieved from active duty.

Vol. VII
p128
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 19, 1915,
By Operation of Law.

Died, July 28, 1921, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 70.

Awarded posthumously

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services as department commander, Eastern Department, between Aug. 25, 1917, and Jan. 15, 1918. He handled many difficult problems arising in that department with rare judgment, tact, and great skill."

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.a


Thayer's Note:

a See also the page at Find-a‑Grave.


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