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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III
p255
2599

(Born Mas.)

John T. French, Jr.º

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1872, to June 14, 1876, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 15, 1876.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Robinson, Neb., Oct. 20 to Nov., 1876, — and on Powder River Expedition, to Dec. 29, 1876; in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Jan. 13, 1877 (taking recruits to Ft. Lapwai, I. T., Aug. to Sep., 1877), to Apr. 9, 1878, — at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1878, to May 1, 1880, — and Alcatraz Island, Cal., to July 21, 1880; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Spanish, Aug. 28, 1880, to Aug. 28, 1881, of French, Aug. 28, 1881, to Aug. 28, 1883, and of Modern Languages, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 28, 1884, and as Acting Commissary of Subsistence, July 1, 1883, to Feb. 28, 1884; in garrison at Ft. Preble, Me., Sep. 8, 1884, to Sep. 15,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 23, 1885)

1887, — Ft. Snelling, Min., to May 22, 1889, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to Oct. 18, 1889 (Camp Schofield, I. T., Sep.‑Oct., 1889), — and St. Augustine, Fla., to Dec. 21, 1889; and as Recorder of Tactical Board, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p263
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: As Recorder of Tactical Board during 1890 and till Jan. 20, 1891. — With regiment till July, 1891 at St. Augustine, Fla., and Fort McPherson, Ga. — At camp of State troops, Mobile, Ala., June, 1891. — At New Orleans, La., as Acting Depot Quartermaster and Commissary, July till Oct., 1891. — Washington, D. C., in charge of publication of Drill Regulations, Oct., 1891 till June, 1892. — Washington, D. C., on special duties, until April, 1893. — At Governor's Island, N. Y., on special duty preparing Army Regulations under orders of General Breck, till Nov., 1893. — In Washington, in charge of revision of Army Regulations, Nov., 1893 till June, 1895.

(Captain, Staff — Assistant Quartermaster, April 25, 1895)

— In Quartermaster-General's Office, June, 1895 till Nov., 1897. — Post Quartermaster at Columbus Barracks, O., Nov., 1897 till June, 1898. — At St. Paul, Min., Acting Chief Quartermaster, Department of Dakota, till April, 1899. — At Havana, Cuba, as Chief Quartermaster, Department of Havana, April, 1899 to ––––

(Major and Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, July 6, 1899)

Vol. V
p239
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: As Assistant to Chief Quartermaster Department Lakes, April, 1899 to Aug. 1901;

(Major, Quartermaster Department, Feb. 2, 1901)

— In charge of construction work at Forts Morgan and Gaines, Ala. till July, 1902; on duty in Q. M. G. O., from July 8, 1902 to March 19, 1908.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Department Quartermaster-General, Feb. 25, 1908)

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 19, 1908,
disability in line of duty.

Died, Aug. 10, 1909, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 55.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1910.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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