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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p288
2696

(Born Ten.)

Robert D. Read, Jr.º

(Ap'd Ten.)

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Born Clarksville, TN.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., 10th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 27, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Dec. 27, 1877, to Jan. 30, 1878, — Ft. Davis, Tex., Feb. 19 to Sep. 4, 1878, — Scouting, Sep. 4 to Nov. 30, 1878, — Ft. Davis, Tex., and Scouting, Nov. 30, 1878, to Aug. 12, 1882, being engaged with Apaches, Apr. 9, 1880, — and Camp Rice, Tex., to Aug. 27, 1883; under instruction at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Sep. 1, 1883, to July 1, 1885; on

(First Lieut., 10th Cavalry, Jan. 14, 1884)

frontier duty at Ft. Thomas, Ara., and Scouting, to Dec. 22, 1888, — and Ft. Grant, Ara., to Aug. 16, 1889; on detached service, to Sep. 13, 1889; and on leave of absence, to Jan. 14, 1890.

Vol. IV
p289
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Garrison duty at Fort Thomas, Ariz., to Feb., 1891; at San Carlos, Ariz., to Aug., 1891; at Fort Grant, Ariz., to April 25, 1892; at Fort Custer, Mont.,

(Captain of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, July 26, 1893)

to Jan. 1, 1898; at Fort Assinniboine, Mont., to April 19, 1898; with regiment at Camp Thomas, Ga., to May, 1898; at Lakeland, Fla., to Aug., 1898; at Montauk Point, N. Y., to Oct., 1898; at Huntsville, Ala., to Feb., 1899; at Fort Brown, Tex., to June, 1899. — En route to and at Puerto Padre, Cuba, to Jan., 1900; at Holguin, Cuba, to ––––

Vol. V
p266
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — At Holguin, Cuba, to May, 1900; en route to and at Hot Springs, Ark., to July, 1900; at Fort Clark, Texas, to March, 1901; en route to and in the Philippines, to Oct., 1901; en route to and at Louisville, Ky.

(Major of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, January 16, 1903)

(recruiting service), to Nov., 1903; at Fort Mackenzie, Wyo., to Nov., 1904; at Fort Robinson, Neb., to Feb., 1907; en route to Philippines, to April 3, 1907; at Fort William McKinley, Rizal, P. I., to Feb. 14, 1909; on leave of absence in Japan, Korea and China, to April 26, 1909; at Fort William McKinley, to May 15, 1909; en route from Manila to New York (via Suez Canal), to July 26, 1909; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., July 27, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p241
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Robert Doddridge Read, Jr., Born Feb. 22, 1854.)

Military History. —

Major, 10th Cavalry, Jan. 16, 1903.

At Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., July 27, 1909, to Sept. 19, 1910 (commanding regiment, Aug. 8 to Sept. 9, 1909); on leave of absence, Sept. 19, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1910)

Nov. 13, 1910; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 17, 1910, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, Aug. 24, 1912)

Aug. 31, 1912 (commanding regiment, July 1 to Dec. 17, 1911; absent sick, March 15 to May 24, 1912); on duty at Hdqrs. Southern Department, Aug. 31 to Dec. 11, 1912; at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 13, 1912, to Aug. 8, 1914 (commanding 2nd Cavalry, Dec. 13, 1912, to Jan. 7, 1913; on duty with 15th Cavalry, Nov. 15, 1913, to May 4, 1914; on duty with 8th Brigade, May 4 to Aug. 8, 1914).

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 8, 1914,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

After retirement, resided in Los Angeles, Cal., September, 1914, to September, 1919.

Died, Dec. 14, 1919, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 65.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.º

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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