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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p251
2588

(Born Mis.)

Edwin B. Bolton

(Ap'd Mis.)

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Born Pontotoc, MS.a

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., 23d Infantry, June 16, 1875.

Served: on frontier duty at Cheyenne Depot, Wy., Sep. 30, 1875, to Dec. 18, 1877, — Ft. Reno, I. T., Jan. 2‑28, 1877, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., July 6, 1877, to Dec. 3, 1878 (leave of absence, Dec. 3, 1878, to Jan. 2, 1879), — and Ft. Supply, I. T., to Nov. 21, 1879; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Mississippi Military Institute, to July, 1880, and at the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, to  p252 Mar. 15, 1883; on frontier duty at Ft. Bliss, Tex., to June 13, 1884, —

(First Lieut., 23d Infantry, Feb. 15, 1884)

Regimental Adjutant, Apr. 1, 1886, to Apr. 1, 1890, — and Ft. Wayne, Mich., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p260
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Relieved as Adjutant, 23d Infantry, April 1, 1890, at the expiration of four years' detail. — Served: In command of company at Fort Wayne, Mich., till May 8, 1890. — San Antonio, Tex., till Aug. 2, 1890. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Kansas State Agricultural College, Aug. 11, 1890 to March 1, 1894.

(Captain of Infantry, 23d Infantry, Oct. 21, 1891)

— Served in Department of Texas, March 8, 1894 to April 18, 1898. — In camp at New Orleans, April 23 to May 24, 1898. — In camp at San Francisco, May 28 to June 26, 1898. — On transport Indiana, en route to Manila, P. I., June 21 to Aug. 5, 1898. — Landed at Cavite in Camp Dewey; and took part in capture of Manila, Aug. 13, 1898. — Fort Santiago, Manila, P. I., Aug. 18 to –––––; with occasional outings on the firing line against Insurgents, Feb. 4, 1899 to –––––; commanding battalion, 23d Infantry, June 26 to Aug. 10, 1898, and from Aug. 25, 1898 to ––––

(Transferred to 16th Infantry, Oct. 28, 1899)

(Major of Infantry, 24th Infantry, June 9, 1900)

Vol. V
p235
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Fort Santiago, Manila, P. I., Aug. 18, 1898 to May 17, 1899; with occasional outings on the firing line against insurgents, Feb. 4, 1899 to May 17, 1899; commanded Battalion 23d Infantry, June 26 to August 10, 1898, and from Aug. 25, 1898 to Oct. 2, 1899; at Jolo, Sulu Archipelago, P. I., May 19 to October 2, 1899; transferred to 16th Infantry, October 28, 1899; commanding company and battalion guarding Manila and Dagupan  p236 Railroad between Caloocan and San Fernando, making occasional hikes after Insurgents, Oct. 31 to Dec. 22, 1899; en route with regiment to Cagayan Valley, Northern Luzon, Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 1899; invalided to General Hospital, Presidio, San Francisco, for operation, (Hernia) Jan. 10 to Sept. 1, 1900.

(Major, 24th Infantry, June 9, 1900)

— Joined regiment, Oct. 10, 1900, at Tayuggan, Pangasinan, P. P.;º commanded battalion, with stations San Jose and Humigan, operating against Insurgents, Nueva Ecija, Oct. 12, 1900 to Sept. 1, 1901; Acting Inspector-General, 2d Brigade, Headquarters, San Fernando, Pampanga, Sept. 6, 1901 to June 16, 1902; sailed with regiment for San Francisco, Cal., July 7, 1902; commanded battalion, Fort Assinniboine, Montana, Aug. 15, 1902 to Sept. 1, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 10th Infantry, Aug. 9, 1903)

— Joined regiment at Cantonement, Presidio of San Francisco, Nov. 14, 1903; commanded regiment maneuvers, American Lake, Washington, 1904; Fort Wright, Washington, July 24, 1904 to July 4, 1906, and Fort Gibbon, Alaska, July 31, 1906 to May 26, 1907.

(Colonel, 4th Infantry, Dec. 2, 1906)

— Joined regiment, July 11, 1907; commanded Fort Thomas, Kentucky, July 11, 1907 to Feb. 28, 1908; en route with regiment to Philippines, Feb. 28, 1908 to April 1, 1908; commanded Camp Jossman, Guimaras Island, Province of Iloilo, P. I., April 11, 1908 to ––––

Vol. VI
p206
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edwin Bradford Bolton, Born Jan. 27, 1850.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 4th Infantry, Dec. 2, 1906.

At Camp Jossman, Guimaras Island, Province of Iloilo, P. I., April 11, 1908, to May 6, 1910; en route with regiment from Camp Jossman to U. S., May 6 to June 11, 1910; at Fort Crook, Neb., commanding regiment and post, June 22 to Nov. 16, 1910 (commanded regiment participating in Maneuvers at Fort Riley, Kans., and the Military Tournaments at Des Moines, Iowa, and at Fort Omaha, Neb., during summer and fall of 1910); on leave of absence, Nov. 16, 1910, to March 10, 1911.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 10, 1911,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Since retirement, resided in Sacramento, Cal., 1910‑1911, and in Berkeley, Cal., Dec. 1, 1911, to ––––

Civil History. — Resides in Berkeley during the inclement months of the year and in the Sierra Mountains, Plumas and Lassen Counties, California, during the more pleasant weather; fishing, hunting, trying to mine for gold and to reclaim desert land for farming.

Vol. VII
p130
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 10, 1911,
At His Own Request, After Over 39 Years' Service.

Civil History: — Resides in Berkeley, Calif.

Vol. VIII
p51
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Mar. 10, 1911.

Died, Jan. 27,b 1937, at Paradise, Calif.: Aged 87.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Bolton's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b His tombstone (q.v.) reads January 20.


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