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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p245
2569

(Born N. Y.)

Edwin P. Andrus

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Born Poughkeepsie, NY.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., 5th Cavalry, June 16, 1875.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Wallace, Kan., and Scouting, Oct. 1, 1875, to July 18, 1876, being engaged in the Fight at Buffalo Station, Kan., Oct. 27, 1875, — Camp Custer, Neb., Aug. to Oct., 1876, — on Powder River Expedition, Oct. 28, 1876, to Jan. 14, 1877, being engaged in the Fight on Bates Creek, Wy., Nov. 25, 1876, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Jan. 14 to May 29, 1877, — on Nez Percés Expedition, to Oct. 25, 1877, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Oct. 25, 1877, to May 20, 1878, — Scouting, to Aug. 18, 1878 (sick leave of absence, to Oct. 30, 1878), — Ft. McPherson, Neb., and Ute Campaign, Nov. 6, 1878, to Dec. 28, 1879, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Apr. 25, 1880, — Engineer duty, Department of the Platte, to Sep., 1880; in charge of Cheyenne Ordnance Depot, Wy., to Jan., 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Robinson, Neb., Mar. 30, 1881, to

(First Lieut., 5th Cavalry, Mar. 29, 1883)

Apr. 14, 1883, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to July 15, 1883, — Ft. Washakie, Wy., and escorting the President in Yellowstone Park, to Oct. 2, 1883, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to Nov. 20, 1883; on leave of absence, to Dec. 28, 1883; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Aug. 4, 1884; conducting recruits to and at Ft. McKinney, Wy., to May 20, 1885; and on frontier duty (Scouting, June 7 to Oct. 3, 1886), at Ft. Supply, I. T. (sick leave of absence, Oct. 18, 1886, to July 21, 1887), to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Instructor in Department of Law and in Department of Cavalry, at Cavalry and Infantry School, at Fort Leavenworth,  p256 1890‑93. — Participated in Pine Ridge campaign against Sioux Indians, South Dakota, Nov. 1, 1890 to Jan. 27, 1891, as squadron and brigade Quartermaster. — On detached service as Assistant Inspector-General, National Guard, Wisconsin, May, 1891 to Nov., 1891.

(Captain of Cavalry, 5th Cavalry, Feb. 11, 1893)

— Fort Ringgold, Tex., June, 1893 to Dec., 1895. — Government Inspector at camp of Wisconsin National Guard, July to Sept., 1893, and July to Sept., 1897. — In command of squadron, 5th Cavalry, Fort Clark, Tex., Dec., 1896 to May 14, 1898. — Commander, Fort Clark, Tex., April 17 to May 14, 1898. — Joined regiment with squadron at New Orleans, May 17, 1898. — Served with his regiment during Spanish-American war. — Chief Mustering Officer, State of Wisconsin, Sept., 1898 to March, 1899. — Recruiting Officer, in charge of offices in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Min., and Fargo, N. D., from March 8, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p231
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Recruiting Officer, in charge of offices in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Min., and Fargo, N. D., from March 8, 1899 to Oct. 29, 1899; on duty with troop at Ponce, Puerto Rico, Nov. 7, 1899 to Nov. 27, 1899; on duty connected with Elections at Coamo, Juana Díaz and Peñuelas (Alcalde, latter two places), until Jan. 25, 1900; on duty with troop at Ponce, until March 14, 1900; commanding Districts Adjuntas and Utuade,º (and engaged in relief work therein), until July 26, 1900; embarked with troop for U. S. at San Juan, P. R., Aug. 6, 1900; with troop at Fort Myer, Va., until Nov. 2, 1900; appointed Regimental Adjutant same date; left Fort Myer, Va. for Philippines, Nov. 9, 1901; arrived Manila, April 17; with Regimental Headquarters at Deportio, P. I., April 19 to Oct. 19, 1901; Adjutant-General, 6th District, April 22 to May 24, 1901; with Regimental Headquarters at San Felipe Neri, P. I., Oct. 19, 1901 to Aug. 29, 1902.

(Major, 3d Cavalry, July 15, 1902)

— Left Philippine Islands, Sept. 10, 1902, en route to U. S. with Troops G and H, 3d Cavalry, and commanding station, Fort Apache, Arizona, Oct., 1902 to Oct. 4, 1903; on leave of absence, Oct. 5, to Nov. 18, 1903; with troops G and H, at Apache, A. T., Nov. 19, 1903 to Jan. 8, 1904; relieved from duty in Department of Colorado, and ordered to report by telegraph to Commanding General Department of Dakota, for station, and directed to join; assigned to Fort Assinniboine, Montana, for station, Jan. 5, en route to join; joined at Fort Assinniboine, Montana, Jan. 15, 1904; commanding 3d Squadron, 3d Cavalry, Fort Assinniboine, Montana, Jan. 15 to June 16, 1904; Summary Court Officer, Fort Assinniboine, Montana, Jan. 19 to July 2, 1904; in charge of cavalry drills and instructions, stable management and cavalry police duty, Jan. 21, to June 15, 1904; Instructor in Small Arm Firing Regulations, Fort Assinniboine, Montana, Feb. 9 to May, 1904; appointed Range Officer, Fort Assinniboine, Montana, April 18, 1904; D. S. at Devil's Lake, North Dakota, attending encampment of organized militia of North Dakota, June 17 to 29, 1904; commanding Squadron at Fort Assinniboine, Montana, June 30, 1904; on annual practice March to Helena and Great Falls, Montana, Sept. 19 to Oct. 15, 1904; commanding 1st Provisional Squadron (Troops A, B and K), for drills and instructions, per G. O. 68, Fort Assinniboine, Montana, series 1904, from Nov. 27 to Jan. 7, 1905; commanding regiment and post (Fort Assinniboine, Montana), Dec. 20 to 31, 1904; D. S. in command of practice march to Log Camp, Montana, Dec. 6 and 7, 1904; commanding regiment and post, Jan. 1 and 2, 1905, at Fort Assinniboine, Montana; duty with regiment, Jan. 3 to 7, 1905, at Fort Assinniboine, Montana; commanding regiment and post, Jan. 8 to June 4, 1905, at Fort Assinniboine, Montana; duty with regiment, June 5 to 10, 1905, at Fort Assinniboine, Montana; commanding 1st Provisional Squadron, June 6 to 10, 1905; relieved from duty at Fort Assinniboine, Montana, and to take station at Fort Snelling,  p232 Minnesota, June 12, 1905; on duty commanding Troops G and H at Fort Snelling, Minn., June 13 to July 6, 1905; D. S. attending encampment of State Militia of North Dakota, at Devil's Lake, North Dakota, per S. O. 112, Department of Dakota, series 1905, from July 7 to 13, 1905; commanding Troops 3d Cavalry, Fort Snelling, Minn., July 14 to Aug. 4, 1905; on leave of absence, Aug. 5 to 18, 1905; commanding 2d Squadron, Fort Snelling, Minn., Aug. 19 to Oct. 9, 1905; on leave of absence, Oct. 10 to 29, 1905; en route to and on duty at Fort Slocum, New York, Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, 1905; D. S., Recruiting Service (New York City), Nov. 11, 1905 to Oct. 10, 1907; relieved from recruiting service and detailed as Instructor in Military Science and Tactics, Shattuck School, Faribault, Minnesota, per Par. 27; on duty as Professor in Military Science and Tactics at Shattuck School, Faribault, Minnesota, from Oct. 12, 1907 to June 9, 1909; D. S. duty as Provost Marshall General, Camp of Instruction and Maneuver, at Fort Riley, Aug. 5 to Sept. 4, 1908.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Cavalry, March 13, 1909)

— Commanding Recruit Depot at Fort Slocum, N. Y., June 12, 1909 to Oct. 7, 1909; commanding Recruit Depot at Fort Logan, Col., Oct. 11, 1909 to ––––

Vol. VI
p202
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edwin Proctor Andrus, Born Nov. 17, 1851.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Cavalry, March 23, 1909.

At Fort Logan, Colorado, commanding Recruit Depot, Oct. 11, 1909, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, March 3, 1911)

Oct. 7, 1911; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., commanding Recruit Depot, Oct. 12, 1911, to July 31, 1912; on leave of absence, Aug. 1 to Sept. 22, 1912; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., commanding 11th Cavalry, Sept. 28 to Dec. 31, 1912.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 31, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

At Syracuse, N. Y., on active duty as recruiting officer, Jan. 6, 1913, to April 30, 1917; organized War Prison Barracks, No. 2, at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., constructed its cantonment and commanded same, May 2 to Sept. 27, 1917; at Fort Thomas, Ky., in command of Recruit Depot, Sept. 28, 1917, to July 11, 1919, on which date he was for the first time relegated to the inactive list of retired officers, after over 48 years of active service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 31, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

At Syracuse, N. Y., on active duty as recruiting officer, Jan. 6, 1913, to Apr. 30, 1917; organized War Prison Barracks, No. 2, at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., constructed its cantonment and commanded same May 2 to Sept. 27, 1917; at Fort Thomas, Ky., in command of Recruit Depot, Sept. 28, 1917, to July 11, 1919, on which date he was for the first time relegated to the inactive list of retired officers, after over 48 years of active service.

Died, Sept. 27, 1930, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 78.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1906, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Andrus' birthplace from his AOG obituary.


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