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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p277
2662

(Born O.)

Augustus P. Blocksom

(Ap'd O.)

22

Born Zanesville, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15, 1877, to Jan. 1, 1878; on frontier duty at Camp Thomas, Ara., Jan. 1 to July 22, 1878; Camp Bowie, Ara., and Scouting, July, 1878, to Sep. 9, 1880, being engaged with Apaches at Warm Spring, N. M., Nov., 1879, and near Ash Creek, Ara., May, 1880, — Ft. Grant, Ara. (leave of absence, Feb. 6 to July 2, 1882, and Scouting, July 4 to Aug. 5, 1882, being engaged Oct. 2, 1881, near the Fort, with Chiricahua Indians), to Sep. 13, 1882, — Ft. Apache, Ara. (Scouting, March 24 to June 23, and at San Carlos Agency, Ara., to Aug. 20, 1883), to Mar., 1884, — and Ft. Bowie, Ara., to May 1,

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Jan. 15, 1884)

1884; on leave of absence, to May 31, 1884; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Ohio State University, June 1, 1884, to July 1, 1887; on leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1887; as Instructor of Cavalry and Law at Ft. Leavenworth School of Application, to Sep. 26, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lewis, Col., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p280
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Brevet 1st Lieutenant, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians at Ash Creek, Ariz., May 7, 1880)

Served: At Fort Lewis, Colo., to Dec., 1890; in the field in South Dakota in operations against hostile Sioux Indians to Feb., 1891; garrison duty at Fort Niobrara, Neb. (at Camp Elkins, Wyo., June to Oct., 1891), to Oct., 1894;

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Nov. 10, 1894)

at Fort Myer, Va., to Oct., 1897; at Fort Robinson, Neb., to April 20, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago de Cuba to July 1, 1898, when he was wounded in the assault on San Juan Hill; on sick leave to Sept., 1898; with regiment at Montauk Point, N. Y., to Oct., 1898; at Huntsville, Ala., to Dec., 1898; at Fort Reno, Okla., to Dec. 7, 1899; on recruiting service at Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 13, 1899 to ––––

(Major, 27th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899 — Declined)

Vol. V
p257
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: On recruiting duty, at Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 13, 1899 to about June 15, 1900; in Chinese Campaign of 1900; Captain 6th Cavalry; in China from July 30, 1900 to Oct. 8, 1900; in Philippines till April 5, 1903; transferred to 7th Cavalry, Aug. 8, 1902.

(Major, 2d Cavalry, Feb. 17, 1903)

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Oct. 16, 1903)

— In Inspector-General's Department from April 20, 1905 till April 20, 1909; transferred to 13th Cavalry; on second tour in the Philippines, April 5, 1908, to –––––.

Vol. VI
p230
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Augustus Perry Blocksom, Born Nov. 7, 1854.)

Military History. —

Captain, 6th Cavalry, Nov. 10, 1894.

At Pittsburg, Pa., on recruiting service, Dec. 13, 1899, to June 15, 1900; en route to China with regiment, July 3 to 28, 1900; at Tientsin, p231China, commanding 1st Squadron, July 29, to Nov. 2, 1900; at Manila, P. I., commanding Troop, Nov. 20, 1900, to October, 1901; at Bogo, P. I., commanding Troop and Inspector of Customs, October, 1901, to April 11, 1902; at Malabang, P. I., commanding Troop, May 2 to June 14, 1902; at Manila, commanding Troop, July 25 to

(Transferred to 7th Cavalry, Aug. 8, 1902)

Aug. 18, 1902; at Calamba, P. I., commissary 6th Cavalry, Aug. 19, 1902, to

(Major, 2d Cavalry, Feb. 17, 1903)

April 3, 1903; en route to U. S., April 4 to 28, 1903; at Fort Myer, Va., with regiment, May 8 to

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Oct. 16, 1903)

Oct. 30, 1903; on leave and on detached service, Oct. 31 to Nov. 17, 1903; at Fort Clark, Texas, with regiment, Nov. 18, 1903, to Sept. 3, 1904; at St. Louis, Mo., with Jefferson Guards at World's Fair, Sept. 8 to Nov. 1, 1904; at Fort Clark, Texas, commanding 2nd Squadron, Nov. 5, 1904, to

(Inspector-General, by Detail, April 20, 1905)

May 3, 1905; at Washington, D. C., in office of Inspector-General, May 7 to July 6, 1905; at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Inspector-General, Southwestern Department, July 8, 1905, to Nov. 11, 1906; at St. Louis, Mo., Inspector-General, Southwestern Department, Nov. 13 to Dec. 4, 1906; at Washington, D. C., in office of Inspector-General, Dec. 6 to 22, 1906; at Brownsville, Texas, on inspection duty, Dec. 25, 1906, to April 23, 1907; at St. Louis, Mo., Inspector-General, Southwestern Department, April 25 to Sept. 1, 1907; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., Inspector-General, Department of the Columbia, Sept. 5, 1907, to Feb. 29, 1908; en route to Philippines, March 5 to April 4, 1908; at Zamboanga, P. I., Inspector-General, Department of Mindanao, May 15, 1908, to

(Relieved Inspector-General's Department, April 20, 1909)

(Assigned to 13th Cavalry, April 21, 1909)

April 23, 1909; at Camp McGrath, P. I., commanding 3rd Squadron, May 6, 1909, to

(Transferred to 6th Cavalry, Jan. 31, 1910)

March 28, 1910; en route to U. S., April 1 to June 3, 1910; on leave of absence, June 4 to Sept. 8, 1910; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, commanding 3rd Squadron, Sept. 13 to

(Transferred to 10th Cavalry, Oct. 8, 1910)

Oct. 14, 1910; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., commanding 3rd Squadron, Oct. 26, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Cavalry, March 3, 1911)

March 25, 1911; at Fort Riley, Kans., student officer, Mounted Service School, March 28 to June 15, 1911; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, with regiment, June 30, 1911, to Jan. 10, 1912; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, with regiment, Jan. 19, 1912, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, Jan. 1, 1913)

Feb. 25, 1913 (attached to 9th Cavalry, Jan. 11, 1913); at Galveston, Texas, Base Adjutant, March 1 to

(Assigned to 3d Cavalry, March 25, 1913)

April 10, 1913; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding regiment, April 11 to Nov. 20, 1913; at Fort McIntosh, Texas, commanding regiment, Nov. 23, 1913, to February, 1914; at Hot Springs, Ark., sick in Army and Navy General Hospital, Feb. 5 to April 18, 1914; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, with regiment, April 20 to Sept. 24, 1914 at Brownsville, Texas, commanding regiment, Sept. 26, 1914, to June 3, 1916; at Mercedes, Texas, commanding regiment, June 5, 1916, to March p23211, 1917; on leave of absence, March 12 to May 11, 1917; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May 12 to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., May 15, 1917)

(Major-General, National Army, Aug. 7, 1917)

Aug. 23, 1917; at Camp Cody, N. M., commanding Camp and 34th Division, Aug. 25 to Sept. 30, 1917; en route to France, on special duty there and return to U. S., Sept. 25 to Dec. 10, 1917; at Camp Cody, N. M., commanding Camp, Dec. 11, 1917, to

(Honorably Discharged as Major-General, N. A., Only,
Apr. 18, 1918)

May 7, 1918; en route to Hawaii, May 8 to 18, 1918; at Honolulu, commanding Hawaiian Department, May 19 to Dec. 2, 1918.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 7, 1918,
By Operation of Law.

Vol. VII
p140
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 7, 1918,
By Operation of Law.

Major -General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898," and "against Boxer forces near Tientsin, China, Aug. 19, 1900."

Vol. VIII
p53
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Nov. 7, 1918.

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, July 26, 1931, at Miami, Fla.: Aged 76.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1932.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Blocksom's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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