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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p290
2703

(Born N. J.)

John Baxter1

(Ap'd N. J.)

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Born Glenwood, NJ.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., 19th Infantry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 5,

(Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, July 1, 1877)

1877; on frontier duty at Omaha Barracks, Neb., Dec. 5, 1877, to Mar. 25, 1878, — Ft. McPherson, Neb., to May 23, 1878, — Ft. Omaha, Neb., May 30, 1878, — Little Missouri Expedition, to Sep. 20, 1878, — Camp Robinson, Neb., to Oct. 4, 1878, — Scouting, to Feb. 24, 1879, — Ft. McPherson, Neb., to Oct. 4, 1879, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to Jan. 24, 1880, — Ft. McPherson, Neb., to Mar. 29, 1880, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to Aug. 13, 1880, — Camp Sheridan, Neb., to Nov. 21, 1880, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to May 21, 1883, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Mar. 5, 1885, — Ft. Bridger,

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, Feb. 3, 1885)

Wy., to Aug. 21, 1885, — Camp Murray, Utah, to Sep. 6, 1885, — Rock  p291 Springs, Wy., to Oct. 19, 1885, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to July 20, 1886, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to Oct. 9, 1886, — Whipple Barracks, Ara., to Nov. 15, 1886, — and Ft. Mojave, Ara., to July 1, 1887; and as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Ohio Normal University, to July 1, 1890.

Vol. IV
p291
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — On duty at Ohio Normal University, until June 30, 1890. — With regiment, 9th Infantry, at Whipple Barracks, Ariz., and Madison Barracks, N. Y., to Aug. 28, 1895. — (Appointed Regimental Quartermaster, 9th Infantry, July 1, 1891, and resigned as such, June 30, 1892.) — At Brown University, Providence, R. I., Sept. 1, 1895 to April 1, 1896. — With regiment, June 1, 1896 to April 20, 1897. — At Ohio Normal University, Ada, O., April 25, 1897 to Oct. 26, 1897.

(Captain, Staff — Assistant Quartermaster, Oct. 15, 1897)

— On duty at Quartermaster's Depot, Jeffersonville, Ind., Nov. 26, 1897 to Jan. 15, 1898; at Fort Riley, Kan., as Post and Constructing Quartermaster, Jan. 16 to May 17, 1898; at Omaha, Neb., as Depot Quartermaster, and Acting Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Missouri, May 18, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p267
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

(John Elston Baxter)

Military History. — Served: Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Missouri, May 18, 1898 to May 18, 1899; in Philippines as Chief Quartermaster, 2d Division, 8th Army Corps, June 20 to Oct. 15, 1899; at Baltimore, Md., as Constructing Quartermaster, and on special duty Q. M. G. O., Washington, D. C., Jan. to June 1, 1900; at Galveston, Texas, as Constructing Quartermaster; Key West, Fla., on special duty, and at St. Louis, Mo., in charge Clothing Depot, June 5, 1900 to July 10, 1901; at Nagasaki, Japan, as Depot Quartermaster; at Batangas and Iloilo, P. I., as Depot Quartermaster and Chief Quartermaster, Aug. 20, 1901 to Feb. 15,

(Major and Quartermaster, Aug. 15, 1903)

1904; at Boston, Mass., as Constructing Quartermaster, April 15, 1904 to Oct. 10, 1905; at Philadelphia, Pa., Q. M. Depot, as Inspector Military Supplies, Oct. 10, 1905 to July 10, 1906; at Portland, Oregon, as Depot Quartermaster, July 16, 1906 to Feb. 12, 1908; at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., as Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Columbia, Feb. 16 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p243
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Elston Baxter, Born Oct. 11, 1853.)

Entered the Academy and was graduated as John Baxter, jr.; name changed in August, 1903, to John Elston Baxter.

Military History. —

Major and Quartermaster, Aug. 15, 1903.

At Vancouver Bks., Wash., Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Columbia, Feb. 16, 1908, to July 31, 1909; Chief Quartermaster Department of Luzon, P. I.; Depot Quartermaster, Manila, P. I., and Chief Quartermaster, Philippines Division, Sept. 1, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, July 4, 1910)

Aug. 15, 1911; at Omaha, Neb., Depot Quartermaster, Oct. 20, 1911, to Dec. 2, 1913; at Portland, Oregon, Disbursing Quartermaster, Dec. 6, 1913, to Feb. 20, 1915; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, assistant to Department Quartermaster, Southern Department, Feb. 26 to

(Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, Aug. 14, 1915)

Sept. 11, 1915.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 31, 1915,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p145
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

 p146  Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 31, 1915,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Oct. 4, 1926, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 73.

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

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:º

1 Name erroneously borne on previous registers as John Baxter, Jr. — Was authorized to change name (Aug., 1903) from John Baxter, Jr. to John Elston Baxter.


Thayer's Note:

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


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