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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p282
2678

(Born N. C.)

Henry Kirby

(Ap'd N. C.)

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Born near Clinton, NC.a

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

Additional Second Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 15,

(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, June 20, 1877)

1877; on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., Dec. 15, 1877, to May 26, 1878, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., and in the field, to Sep. 6, 1878, — Las Moras Creek, Tex., to Nov. 30, 1878, — and Ft. McKavett, Tex. (Scouting, Apr. to Dec. 15, 1878), to May 11, 1879; in garrison at Ft. Porter, N. Y., to June 1, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., to Aug. 12, 1884; at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Tactics, Aug. 28,

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1885)

1884, to Aug. 28, 1888; on leave of absence, to Dec. 29, 1888, and on  p283 sick leave, to Jan. 18, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. Stanton, N. M., to Feb. 18, 1889, — and San Carlos, Ara., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p284
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Relieved from duty as Post Quartermaster at San Carlos, Ariz., March, 1890; served with Company B, 10th Infantry, at Fort Stanton, N. M., till Dec. 26, 1891, and at Santa Fé, N. M., till April 4, 1894. — On duty with State Guard of Kentucky from April 9 to Oct. 25, 1894. — With 10th Infantry at Fort Reno, Okla., Nov. 3, 1894 to Sept. 20, 1897. — On general recruiting service at Nashville, Ten., from Oct. 1, 1897 to –––––;

(Captain of Infantry, 10th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

(Regimental Adjutant, Sept. 27, 1899 to –––––)

Vol. V
p260
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: On general recruiting service at Nashville, Tenn., from Oct. 1, 1897 to April 18, 1899; commanded post at Cardenas, Cuba, May 23 to Aug. 8, 1899; Regimental Adjutant, 10th Infantry, Sept. 27, 1899 to Mar. 31, 1903, serving with regiment at Matanzas and Cienfuegos, Cuba, Fort Crook, Neb., Iligan and Cotabato, Mindanao, P. I.

(Major, 18th Infantry, Feb. 4, 1903)

— Joined regiment at Tacloban, Leyte, P. I., June 10, 1903; on recruiting duty at St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 1, 1903 to Nov. 10, 1905; with 18th Infantry at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Nov. 10, 1905 to Sept. 29, 1907; commanded 18th Infantry, July 16 to Oct. 27, 1906, participating in the maneuvers at Fort Riley, Kans.; on duty with Examining Board for  p261 promotion of infantry officers, Nov. 1, 1906 to July 19, 1907; Chief of Staff, Maneuver Camp, Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 3 to 12, 1907; commanded 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry at Military Tournament, St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 24 to 28, 1907; with 18th Infantry at Camp Keithley, Mindanao, P. I., Nov. 8, 1907, to –––––.

Vol. VI
p236
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Oct. 20, 1851.)

Military History. —

Major, 18th Infantry, Feb. 4, 1903.

At Camp Keithley, Mindanao, P. I., with 18th Infantry, Nov. 8, 1907, to Dec. 6, 1908; on leave of absence in China and Japan, Sept. 6, until he rejoined regiment en route to U. S. at Nagasaki, Japan, Oct. 21, 1909; at Whipple Bks., Arizona, commanding post and battalion, Nov. 16, 1909, to Dec. 3, 1910 (at Atascadero, Cal., commanding 1st Battalion at Camp of Instruction, Aug. 28 to Oct. 16, 1910); on leave of absence and sick leave, Dec. 4, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Infantry, Jan. 19, 1911)

(Colonel, 3d Infantry, March 11, 1911)

to April 23, 1911; at Camp Keithley, P. I., with 6th Infantry, April 23 to May 15, 1911; at Pettit Bks., P. I., commanding regiment, May 17 to Nov. 24, 1911; at Camp Siet Lake, P. I., commanding detachment Jolo Field Forces, Nov. 30 to Dec. 17, 1911; at Kirby's Camp to Jan. 4, 1912; at Pettit Bks., commanding post, Jan. 11 to March 6, 1912; en route to U. S., March 11 to April 14, 1912; at Madison Bks., N. Y., commanding post, April 23, 1912, to June 28, 1914; on four months' leave of absence, June 28, 1914.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 9, 1915,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Since retirement, resided at Asheville, N. C.

Vol. VII
p142
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 9, 1915,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, June 13, 1925, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 73.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Stevens' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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