[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
mail:
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]
Italiano

[Link to a series of help pages]
Help
[Link to the next level up]
Up
[Link to my homepage]
Home

This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.

[decorative delimiter]
USMA
Home

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III
p311
2769

(Born Me.)

George H. G. Gale

(Ap'd Mass.)

10

Born April 20, 1858, Kennebunkport, ME.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, p312to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Supply, I. T., Oct. 1, 1879, to Feb. 28, 1880, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to May 19, 1880, — Scouting in New Mexico, to Dec. 1, 1880, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to May 9, 1881, — Scouting in Colorado and Arizona, to Nov. 17, 1881, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., and Scouting, to May 29, 1884, — and Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Aug. 10, 1884; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1884, to

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Nov. 26, 1884)

Aug. 28, 1888; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lowell, Ara., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p308
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Vancouver Barracks, Wash., 1890 to 1892.

(Captain of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, July 2, 1892)

— Stationed at Fort Bidwell, Cal., July, 1892 to Oct., 1893. — At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Oct., 1893 to July, 1898. — With fourth expedition to Manila, July 15, 1898, and served with regiment during the siege of Manila, and in Filipino war, from Aug. 21, 1898 to Aug. 23, 1899. — On sick leave of absence in the United States, Sept. 24, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p285
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On sick leave of absence in the United States, Sept. 24, 1899 to Feb., 1900; with regiment in the Philippines until Aug., 1901; recruiting duty at Springfield, Mass., Nov., 1901, until April, 1903.

p286 (Transferred to 5th Cavalry, Sept. 24, 1901)

(Major, 9th Cavalry, Dec. 6, 1901)

— Detailed in Inspector-General's Department, April 27, 1903, and served as Inspector-General, Department of Mindanao, Aug., 1903, until Feb., 1904; participated in operations against Panglima Hassan, in Island of Jolo, winter of 1903‑4; at St. Louis, Mo., April, 1904, until April, 1905, and at Governor's Island, N. Y., April, 1905, until April, 1907.

(Assigned to 6th Cavalry, April 27, 1907)

— Joined regiment at Fort Meade, S. D., in Aug., 1907, and accompanied it to the Philippines, serving at Jolo, Island of Jolo, to Oct. 31, 1907.

(Lieut.‑Colonel 4th Cavalry, Oct. 31, 1907)

(Transferred to 10th Cavalry, Nov., 1907)

—Joined regiment at Fort Wm. McKinley, Rizal, P. I., Nov. 30, 1907; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., from [image ALT: an underscored blank], 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p265
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Henry Goodwin Gale, Born April 20, 1858.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Cavalry, Oct. 31, 1907.

Transferred to 10th Cavalry, Nov. 11, 1907.

At Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., from July 28, 1909; at Camp of Instruction, Pine Camp, N. Y., July 5 to Aug. 31, 1910; commanding regiment, Nov. 20, 1910, to Jan. 25, 1911; at Fort Riley, Kans., student officer, Field Officer's Course, Mounted Service School, March 28 to June 15, 1911; commanding regiment, Nov. 16 to Dec. 2, 1911, and Dec. 15, 1911, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, Feb. 29, 1912)

July 30, 1912; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., commanding Recruit Depot, Aug. 1, 1912, to Jan. 3, 1914.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 3, 1914,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Engagements: With Victorias' Band of Indians in New Mexico, September, 1880; with Indians in Sacramento Mountains, 1882; with Insurgents at Cavite, P. I., August, 1898 at Manila, Feb. 5, 1899; at Caloocan, February, 1899; at Santa Cruz, April 10, 1899; being recommended and nominated for Brevet Major for distinguished gallantry in this action; at Novaliches, April, 1899; at Norzagaray, April, 1899; at San Rafael, May, 1899 (two engagements), being recommended for Brevet Lieutenant Colonel; at Balinag, May, 1899; at Antipolo, June, 1899; at Patungan, December, 1900; and on the Lake Lanao Expedition in November, 1903.

Recalled to active service: on duty at Hdqrs. Eastern Department, July 25, 1917, to April 1, 1919.

Died, May 1, 1920, at Brussels, Belgium: Aged 62.

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


Thayer's Note:

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

Page updated: 8 Dec 13