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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p279
2668

(Born N. Y.)

Edward Chynoweth

(Ap'd Wis.)

28

Born Dec. 27, 1853, Nunda, NY.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., 17th Infantry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 30, 1877; on frontier duty at Standing Rock Agency, Dak., Dec. 30, 1877, to Apr. 19, 1881, — Ft. Sisseton, Dak., to Sep. 2, 1884, — Ft. Totten, Dak.,

(First Lieut., 17th Infantry, Nov. 26, 1884)

to Apr. 30, 1885, — Ft. Custer, Mon., to July 10, 1886, — and Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to –––––; and as Regimental Quartermaster, Apr. 1, 1887, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p282
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: (As Regimental Quartermaster to April 1, 1891) With company at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., April, 1891 to Sept., 1894. — Took part in suppressing "Commonweal Movement" in 1894, also Union Pacific strike same year. — Professor of Military Science at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., Sept., 1894 to Dec., 1895. — With company at Columbus Barracks, O., Dec., 1895 to April, 1898. — Tampa, Fla., April to June, 1898, commanding company.

(Captain of Infantry, 17th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— With expedition to Santiago de Cuba, June to Aug., 1898. — Participated in battles of El Caney, July 1, and around Santiago, July 2 and 3, and 10 and 11. — At Montauk Point, L. I., Aug. to Sep., 1898. — Columbus Barracks, O., Sept., 1898 to Feb., 1899. — On U. S. Transport Sheridan, en route to Manila, P. I., via Suez Canal, Feb. to April, 1899. — In the field, Luzon, Philippine Islands, from April 14, 1899 to –––––; participated in engagements at San Luis, May 17, 1899; San Fernando, May 25, June 16, June 22, June 30, July 4, and Aug. 9, 1899; Angeles, Aug. 10, 1899.

Vol. V
p258
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In the field, Luzon, Philippine Islands, to Sept., 1900; participated in following engagements: San Pedro, Sept., 1899; Magalang, Nov. 5, 1899; Masipinit, Nov. 10, 1899; Concepcion, Nov. 11, 1899; sick leave from Sept., 1900 to July, 1901; D. S. with Wisconsin National Guard, July 1 to Sept. 4, 1901; duty at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, to Aug. 1, 1902; D. S. Wisconsin National Guard to Sept. 4, 1902; duty with regiment, Vancouver Barracks, Washington, to July, 1903; inspecting Oregon National Guard, April, 1903.

(Major, 30th Infantry, Dec. 5, 1902)

(Transferred to 26th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1903)

(Transferred to 17th Infantry, July 23, 1903)

 p259  — To Philippine Islands, Aug., 1903; duty with battalion at Cottabato, Mindanao, to Oct., 1904; duty with regiment at Zamboanga, Mindanao, to July, 1905; participated in Datto Ali Campaign, March 5 to 15, 1904; skirmishes: Capumperan, Mar. 7, and Serenaya, Mar. 9‑13, 1904; returned to the United States, July to Aug., 1905; duty with regiment at Fort McPherson, Ga., Aug., 1905 to Oct., 1906; inspecting Virginia National Guard, Mar. and April, 1905; to Cuba, Oct., 1906 commanding Camp Diego de Avila, Cuba, Oct., 1906 to June, 1907; returned to United States, sick, July, 1907; student, Army War College, Nov. 1, 1907 to Nov. 1, 1908; commanding battalion of regiment at Camaguey, Cuba, Nov. 5, 1908 to Jan., 1909; commanding battalion at Ft. McPherson, Ga., Jan. 24 to July 26, 1909; nominated to Senateº major by brevet for gallantry in battle at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898; Lieut.‑Colonel by brevet for distinguished gallantry in action, near Masipinit, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Nov. 11, 1899.

Died July 26, 1909, at Atlanta, Ga.: Aged 56.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Chynoweth's birth data are from his AOG obituary.


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