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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p248
2580

(Born N. Y.)

George R. Smith

(Ap'd N. Y.)

31

Born Smith's Mills, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870,  p249 to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 16, 1875.

Served: in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Sep. 30 to Oct. 24, 1875, — Camp Gaston, Cal., Nov. 1 1875, to Sep. 3, 1878 (absent sick, May 31, 1877, to Jan. 15, 1878), — Camp Supply, Ara., Oct. 22, 1878, to Jan., 1879, — Camp Rucker, Ara., to July 9, 1879; on leave of absence, to Oct. 7, 1879; on frontier duty at Whipple Barracks, Ara., to Mar., 1880, — Camp Rucker, Ara., to Apr. 3, 1880, — Ft. Apache, Ara., to Feb. 14, 1881, — and Ft. Verde, Ara., to May 14, 1881, — on sick leave of absence,

(First Lieut., 12th Infantry, Jan. 11, 1881)

to Dec. 13, 1881; in War Record Office, Washington, D. C., to July 19, 1882; in Paymaster-General's Office, Washington, D. C., to Dec. 1882;

(Major, Staff — Paymaster, July 5, 1882)

and on Paymaster duty at New Orleans, La., to July 16, 1884, — Atlanta, Ga., to Dec. 11, 1884, — New Orleans, La., to June 11, 1885, — Atlanta, Ga., to Apr. 25, 1886, — Tucson, Ara., to Feb. 16, 1889, — and Leavenworth, Kan. to –––––.

Vol. IV
p258
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In Department of Missouri, from Feb. 19, 1889 to March 7, 1894; in Department of the East, from March 9, 1894 to April 27, 1898; in Department of the Gulf, from April 29 to Dec. 3, 1898; in Division of Cuba, Havana, Cuba, from Dec. 14, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p233
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In Division of Cuba, Havana, Cuba, from Dec. 14, 1898 to May, 1899; in Department of the East, from May, 1899, to April 23, 1902; in the Philippines, from May 26, 1902 to Nov. 15, 1904; in the Department of Colorado, from Jan. 19, 1905 to Oct. 8, 1906; in the Department of the East, from Oct. 19, 1906 to Feb. 3, 1908; in the Department of California, from Feb. 12, 1908 to Oct. 9, 1909; on duty at Washington, D. C., as Post Paymaster, from Oct. 16, 1909 to ––––

Vol. VI
p204
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Rodney Smith, Born May 7, 1850.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Paymaster General, April 7, 1908.

At Washington, D. C., Post Paymaster, Oct. 16, 1909, to Feb. 12, 1912.

Brigadier-General, Paymaster General, Feb. 16, 1912.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 15, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Campaign badges: Indian Wars, Philippine Insurrection, First Occupation of Cuba.

Vol. VII
p129
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

 p130  Military History. —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 15, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, May 24, 1928, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 78.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Smith's birthplace is from the brief biographical page at Arlington Cemetery, q.v. The statement is unsourced; the best confirmation I find online is History of Chautauqua County, New York and its people, John P. Downs ed. (American Historical Society, 1921), I.193, where it is stated that he was the grandson of Rodney B. Smith, the founder of Smith's Mills.


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