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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

J. F. Reynolds Landis1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Philadelphia, PA.a

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

Additional Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 14, 1878.

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 15, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., October 3, 1878, to July 13, 1879, — Rifle Competitions and on delay, to Nov. 4, 1879, — Inspector of Rifle Ranges, to Apr. 26, 1880, — and Camp Howard, Ida., and Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to Feb. 15, 1881; as Aide-de‑Camp to General Wheaton, Feb. 1 to Aug. 2, 1881; as Acting Chief Signal Officer, Department of the Columbia, to Nov., 1881; on Special duty, to Feb. 1, 1882; on frontier duty at Ft. Lapwai, Ida., to Apr. 30, 1883, — Acting Aide-de‑Camp to General Wheaton, May 3 to June 1, 1883, — and Acting Chief Signal Officer, Department of the Columbia, May 3 to June 14, 1883; receiving instruction at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, June 30, 1883 (leave of absence, July 1 to Sep. 1, 1883), to July 1, 1885; on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., and  p302 Scouting, to Nov. 29, 1885, — and Topographical Officer at Ft. Ellis, Mon., to Mar. 17, 1886; and at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Modern Languages, Mar. 24, 1886, to Aug. 28, 1889, and Principal

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Feb. 11, 1887)

Asst. Professor of French, Aug. 28, 1889, to –––––.

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

(John Fulton Reynolds Landis)

Military History. — Served: Assistant Professor of French, U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., to Aug. 28, 1890. — With troop in Yellowstone National Park to Oct. 18, 1890. — At Fort Custer, Mont., to May 20, 1891. — At Fort Myer, Va., to Oct. 5, 1894. — (Recorder of Board examining enlisted applicants for promotion to 2d Lieutenant, May, 1894, and on duty with N. G., W. Va., July 30 to Aug. 3, 1894). — At Fort Stanton, N. M., to March 26, 1895. — Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier and Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.James W. Forsyth, at San Francisco, Cal., to May 14, 1897, and on special duty at Headquarters, Department of California, to June 22, 1897. — With regiment at Fort Riley, Kan. (Exchange Officer and Signal Officer), to April 19, 1898, and at Chickamauga, Ga. (Engineer  p300 and Signal Officer), to April 24, 1898. — Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. K. Arnold, 1st Cavalry, commanding Cavalry Division, Provisional Army Corps, to May 13, 1898. — Acting Adjutant, 1st U. S. Cavalry, in

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, May 31, 1898)

camp at Lakeland, Fla., and on expedition against Santiago de Cuba, to June 30, 1898. — Ordnance and Commissary Officer, and Acting Quartermaster, 1st U. S. Cavalry, to July 17, 1898. — Joined regiment, July 18, 1898; commanding Troop D, 6th Cavalry, at Camp Hamilton, near Santiago de Cuba, and Camp Wikoff, L. I., to Aug. 19, 1898. — Sick and on sick leave, Aug. 19 to Oct. 26, 1898.

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Oct. 19, 1898)

— On duty in Philadelphia, Pa., mustering out Pennsylvania volunteers, to Dec. 22, 1898. — Collector of Customs and Captain of the Port, Caibarien, Cuba, Jan. 5, 1899 to –––––; Acting U. S. Consul there, May 11, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Collector of Customs and Captain of the Port, Caibarien, Cuba, Jan. 6, 1899 to June 30, 1900; acting U. S. Consul there, May 11, 1899 to July 31, 1900; settling accounts, to July 31, 1909; U. S. M. A., West Point, New York, Assistant Professor, Spanish, Aug. 20 or 21, 1900 to Dec. 31, 1900; Assistant Professor of French, Jan. 1, 1901 to Aug. 13, 1904; Umpire with 2d Division, Provisional Army Corps during the Army Maneuvers, Manassas, Va., Sept. 1 to 10, 1904; with regiment at Fort Clark and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct. 14, 1904 to July 18, 1906; (inspecting part of Texas National Guard, April 1 to 24, 1906; with squadron on relief work in Oakland, California, after the San Francisco earthquake, May 8, June 12, 1906.)

(Major, 6th Cavalry, June 30, 1906)

— Inspector-General and Senior Umpire Maneuver Camp at Austin, Texas, July 28 to Aug. 31, 1906; Army War College, Washington, D. C., Nov. 1, 1906, Aug. 21, 1907; (special duty with Belgian and then with Argentine officers attending the opening of the Jamestown Expedition); with regiment en route to and in the Philippines, Sept. 6, 1907, March 8, 1908; Military Attache, U. S. Embassy, Rome, Italy, May 1, 1908 to –––––; at Messina, Italy, Jan. 2 to Jan. 15, 1909; on duty, incident to the destruction of that city by earthquake, Dec. 28, 1908.

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

(John Fulton Reynolds Landis, Born Oct. 21, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, 6th Cavalry, June 30, 1906.

Military Attaché, U. S. Embassy, Rome, Italy, May 1, 1908, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, June 29, 1911)

May 1, 1912 (at Messina, Italy, Jan. 2‑15, 1909, on duty incident to the destruction of that city by earthquake, Dec. 28, 1908, for which services he was awarded silver medal and diploma by King Victor Emmanuel III and also Italian Red Cross medal and diploma; attended Italian Grand Maneuvers at Desenzano, August-September, 1909; representative of the War Department at International Mounted Military Competitions at Rome and at Turin, June and July, 1911; attended Italian Grand Maneuvers at Casale di Monferrato, September, 1911; observer with Italian Expeditionary Corps occupying Tripoli and Cyrenaica during Turco- p255 Italian War, Oct. 18 to Nov. 17, 1911); traveled in Europe, May 11 to Sept. 10, 1912;

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 10, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 38 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Resided in Washington, D. C.; Secretary and Treasurer, National Remount Association, 1914‑15; General Sales Agent of military powders of the Aetna Explosives Co. of New York, Dec. 1, 1915, to Nov. 30, 1916; with Advisory Commission of Council of National Defense, February-April, 1917.

Military History. — Recalled to active service; on duty in office of Inspector-General, May 1, 1917, to

(Colonel, N. A., Inspector-General's Department, March 5, 1918)

(Colonel, U. S. A., on Retired List, April 23, 1919)

Oct. 31, 1919 (Chief of the Money Accounts Division of that office and supervised the audit of the accounts of the American National Red Cross, made under provisions of Acts of Congress);º relieved, at his own request, from further active duty, Oct. 31, 1919.

Honorably Discharged as Colonel, U. S. A., Only, Oct. 31, 1919.

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

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 10, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 38 Years' Service.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 23, 1919,
Act of July 9, 1918.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Apr. 23, 1919.

Died, Oct. 18, 1939, at San Diego, Calif.: Aged 83.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1940.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Nephew of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.John Fulton Reynolds, U. S. A., who graduated U. S. M. A., in 1841.

Thayer's Note:

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

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