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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III
p297
2721

(Born Pa.)

George Percivalº Scriven

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Born Philadelphia, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1874, to June 13, 1878, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, June 14, 1878.

Served: in garrison at Benicia Barracks, Cal., Oct. 1, 1878, to July 4, 1879, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Nov. 1, 1879, — and Ft. Wadsworth,

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, June 13, 1879)

N. Y., to July 25, 1880; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of French, Aug. 28, 1880, to Aug. 28, 1884; in garrison at St. Augustine, Fla., to Apr. 29, 1885, — Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to June 5, 1885, —

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Apr. 6, 1885)

Ft. McHenry, Md., to Sep. 1, 1885, — Washington Barracks, D. C., to Sep. 28, 1886, — and San Antonio, Tex., to Oct. 3, 1888; on leave of absence, to May 5, 1889; on detached service, to May 9, 1889; and on Special duty in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p295
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(First Lieut., Signal Corps, Dec. 18, 1890)

Served: On duty in Guatemala, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, under U. S. State Department, as Commissioner of Columbian Expedition, from Feb., 1891 to April, 1892.

(Captain, Signal Corps, June 14, 1892)

— Duty, A. G. O., Washington, D. C., June, 1892 to Oct., 1893. — Appointed Military Attaché to Mexico, Nov., 1893; served in Mexico from March to June, 1894. — Appointed Military Attaché, Embassy of the United States, Rome, Italy, Oct. 1, 1894; served until outbreak of war with Spain, when he returned to the United States at his own request. — With the U. S. Commission at the coronation of the Emperor of Russia, May‑June, 1896. — Military Attaché to Turkey and observer with the Turkish army, May‑July, 1897. — Signal Officer, Department of the Gulf, May‑June, 1898.

(Major and Signal Officer, U. S. Volunteers, May 20, 1898)

— Signal Officer, Department of the Gulf, to June 27, 1898. — Assigned to Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wesley Merritt, June 27, 1898. — With fourth expedition to Philippine Islands. — Military Secretary to General Merritt, Military Governor in the Philippines, Aug. 23, 1898 to Jan. 9, 1899. — Signal Officer, Department of Havana, Cuba. — Military Secretary to Major-General commanding Department of Havana, Feb. 9, 1899.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 17, 1899)

(Major and Signal Officer, U. S. Volunteers, April 17, 1899)

— Acting Chief Signal Officer, Division of Cuba, May 20 to June 24, 1899; Signal Officer and Military Secretary, Department of Havana, June 24, 1899. — Ordered to duty in the Philippine Islands at his own request, Oct. 19, 1899.

Vol. V
p272
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

(Erroneously stated in Vol. IV as appointed from Mo.)

Military History. — Ordered to the Philippine Islands at his own request, Oct. 19, 1899, remaining until July 17, 1900, when he was ordered to duty with the China Relief Expedition; in Philippines, to July, 1900; Chief Signal Officer, China Relief Expedition, Aug. 3, 1900 to Nov. 25, 1900; recommended by Major-General Adna R. Chaffee, commanding China Relief Expedition, in report to the Adjutant-General, U. S. A., dated, Pekin, China, Sept. 7, 1900, "to be brevetted a Lieutenant-Colonel, United States Army, for gallant conduct at Yangtsun, Aug. 6, 1900, and at Pekin, China, Aug. 14 and 15, 1900."

(Vacated Commission as Major and Chief Signal Officer,
U. S. Volunteers, Feb. 21, 1901)

(Major, Signal Corps, Feb. 2, 1901)

En route to and on duty in Philippines to May 22, 1901; duty, Office Chief Signal Officer of the Army, Washington, D. C., and at various intervals acting Chief Signal Officer of the Army, Aug. 10, 1901 to April 27, 1904; duty at Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Mo., April 28, 1904.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Signal Corps, July 6, 1904)

— Duty at Louisiana Purchase Exposition until Dec. 2, 1904; Chief Signal Officer, Department of the East, New York City, Dec. 14, 1904 to –––––; Chief Signal Officer, Philippines Division, from June 4, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p249
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Feb. 21, 1854.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Signal Corps, July 6, 1904.

At New York City, Chief Signal Officer, Department of the East, Dec. 14, 1904, to Apr., 1909; at Manila, P. I., Chief Signal Officer, Philippines Division, June 4, 1909, to June, 1911; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief Signal Officer of the Army as Assistant, July, 1911, to

(Colonel, Signal Corps, Jan. 19, 1912)

Feb. 13, 1913; Chief Signal Officer of the Army, Feb. 14, 1913, to

(Brigadier-General, Chief Signal Officer, Feb. 14, 1913)

Feb. 13, 1917.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 13, 1917,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

p250 Recalled to active duty by order of the President, Sept. 17, 1917; designated by the Secretary of State at request of the Secretary of War as Military Attaché to American Embassy at Rome, Italy, Sept. 24, 1917; reported at Rome Nov. 15, 1917; observer with Italian Armies along war fronts on Piave River; relieved from duty at Military Attaché and detailed as Military Observer with the Italian Armies, March 16, 1918; with the Italians on the war front in the Balkans, in Albania and Macedonia, March 21 to April 28, 1918; left Rome for the U. S., May 30, 1918; at Army War College, Washington, D. C., to report results of observations on the Balkan front, July 1 to Sept. 25, 1918.

Service badges: Spanish war; Philippine Insurrection; China (Boxer) Campaign; Cuban Occupation (1898‑99); Mexican Expeditionary Force (1916); Foreign Service (1917‑1918); Decoration of Grand Officer of the Crown of Italy (1918).

Vol. VII
p148
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 13, 1917,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Awarded two Silver Stars and cited for "gallantry in action against Chinese Boxer forces at Yang‑tsun, China, Aug. 6, 1900," and "for gallantry in action against Chinese Boxer forces at Peking, China, Aug. 14‑15, 1900."

Service medals: Spanish war; Philippine Insurrection; China (Boxer) Campaign; Cuban Occupation (1898‑99); Mexican Expeditionary Force (1916); Foreign Service (1917‑1918); Decoration of Grand Officer of the Crown of Italy (1918).

Vol. VIII
p55
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Feb. 13, 1917.

Died, Mar. 7, 1940, at Southern Pines, N. C.: Aged 86.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

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


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