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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III
p259
2611

(Born Pa.)

Edward E. Dravo

(Ap'd Pa.)

19

Born Elizabeth, PA.a

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

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 15,º 1876.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp McDowell, Ara.Nov. 25, 1876, to Sep. 1, 1878; on sick leave of absence, Sep. 1 to Oct. 29, 1878; on frontier duty at Camp McDowell, Ara., and Scouting, Oct. 29, 1898, to Feb. 3, 1991 (leave of absence, to Sep. 7, 1881), — Ft. McDowell, and Scouting,

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Aug. 30, 1881)

to Dec. 27, 1881, — Ft. Apache, Ara., to June 28, 1882, — Scouting, and at Camp Price, Ara., to Oct. 27, 1882, — Ft. Lowell, Ara., to Oct. 19, 1883, — Regimental Adjutant, May 31 to Oct. 11, 1883, — Ft. McDowell, Ara., to May 30, 1884, — Ft. Cummings, N. M., to July 7, 1884, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., and Scouting, to June 8, 1888, — and Ft. Wingate, N. M., to –––––; and Regimental Quartermaster, Apr. 4, 1887, to Dec. 1, 1889.

Vol. IV
p266
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Wingate and scouting, June 8, 1888 to Dec. 1, 1890. — With regiment throughout Sioux campaign, Dec. 1, 1890 to Feb. 3, 1891. — Signal Officer, in charge of heliograph line connecting General Miles's headquarters with troops in the field, Dec. 10, 1890 to Jan. 4, 1891. — At Fort Niobrara, Neb., Feb. 4, 1891 to April 30, 1892. — Enlisted Troop L, 6th Cavalry (Brulé Sioux Indians), April, 1891, and in charge of same to March 28, 1892.

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, March 28, 1892)

— Assistant Instructor to Commissary-General of Subsistence, Washington, D. C., May 8, 1892 to July 31, 1893. — Chief Commissary, Department of Colorado (Denver), Aug. 13, 1893 to July 6, 1896. — Chief Commissary, Department of Texas, and Purchasing Commissary, San Antonio, July 8, 1896 to March 22, 1898.

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Feb. 4, 1898)

— Chief Commissary, Department of the Gulf, and Purchasing Commissary, Atlanta, Ga., March 24, 1898 to Sept. 28, 1899.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Chief Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, May 9, 1898)

(Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence, by assignment,
July 22, 1898 to March 2, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, March 7, 1899)

— En route to and in the Philippine Islands, Oct., 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p241
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History.En route to and in the Philippine Islands, Oct., 1899 to Aug. 1, 1900; Chief Commissary, 1st Division 8th Army Corps, (Lawton's), Nov. 25, 1899 to Jan. 1, 1900; Chief Commissary, Division of the Philippines, Jan. 2 to July 19, 1900; en route to Manila and China and Acting Chief Commissary, U. S. forces in China, Aug. 1 to 23, 1900; Chief Commissary, Department of the East, Governor's Island, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1900 to Sept. 20, 1905; Chief Commissary, Department of California, Nov. 3, 1905 to Mar. 4, 1907; en route to Philippines, Mar. 5, 1907; Chief Commissary, Philippines Division, April 3, 1907 to April 22, 1909; Chief Commissary, Philippines Division, April 23 to May 14,  p242 1909; on temporary duty at Headquarters Philippines Division, May 15 to June 22, 1909; en route from Manila, P. I. to Vancouver Barracks, W., June 22 to Dec. 31, 1900; Chief Commissary, Department of the Columbia and Purchasing Commissary, Vancouver Barracks, W.

Vol. VI
p211
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Edward Everett Dravo, Born Nov. 25, 1853.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Commissary General, Oct. 6, 1905.

At Vancouver Bks., Wash., Chief Commissary, Department of the Columbia, and Purchasing Commissary, June 23, 1909, to June 26, 1911; at Chicago, Ill., Chief Commissary, Central Division, July 1, 1911, to  p212 June 30, 1912; Chief Commissary, Eastern Division, July 1 to Oct. 31, 1912; on duty in office of Chief of Quartermaster Corps, Nov. 1, 1912, to March 5, 1913.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 5, 1913,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Recalled to active duty June 29, 1916; in charge of Kansas City, Mo., Purchasing Depot of Quartermaster Department, July 1, 1916, to June 30, 1918; organized at Kansas City Depot in April, 1917, the central purchase of 65 per cent of the flour used by the entire Army at home and abroad and continued said purchase to Dec. 31, 1917, when the business was transferred to the Food Administration; ordered to meet with National Hay Association at Chicago, Ill., July 22‑24, 1917; ordered to meet with Representatives of National Hay Association and Council of National Defense at Washington, D. C., Aug. 3, 1917; organized and established at Kansas City Depot the central purchase of all hay (double compressed) for the Army in France, August, 1917; organized and established at Kansas City Depot the central purchase of all hay for the Army in the U. S. and in the Island Possessions, November, 1917; transferred the entire purchase of hay, together with officers, clerks, records, etc., connected therewith, to the office of the Forage Branch of the Quartermaster Corps at Chicago, Ill., Feb. 23, 1918; relieved from active duty, June 30, 1918.

Vol. VII
p133
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 5, 1913,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Vol. VIII
p52
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Mar. 5, 1913.

Died, July 30, 1932, at Paris, France: Aged 78.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1933.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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