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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Albert Leopoldº Mills

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1874, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 13, 1879.

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Tactics, July 5 to Aug. 28, 1889; on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., December 1, 1879 to June 13, 1882, — Ft. Colville, Wash., to Nov. 6, 1882, — and Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., and in the field, to Aug. 7, 1883; on leave of absence, to Nov. 24, 1883; on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Mar. 1, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., to June 16, 1884, — Ft. Keogh, Mon., to Oct. 10, 1884 — and Ft. Custer, Mon., and in the field, to July 22, 1886; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the South Carolina Military Academy, Charleston, S. C., Aug. 15, 1886, to July 1, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., and in the field, to [image ALT: an underscored blank], being engaged with hostile Indians near Crow Agency, Mon., Nov. 5, 1887.

First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Jan. 23, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Custer, Mont., and in the field, to April 22, 1892. — Absent with leave, Sept. 5 to 12, 1890. — (Regimental Adjutant, Oct. 1, 1890 to Sept. 30, 1894.) — In Sioux campaign, Dec. 17, 1890 to February 8, 1891; at Fort Grant, Ariz., April 29, 1892 to Nov. 14, 1894. — Absent with leave, Oct. 11, 1893 to Feb. 11, 1894. — At U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., as Assistant Instructor, Departments of Strategy, Tactics, and Cavalry, to April 24, 1898. — In Santiago campaign of Spanish-American war. — April 26, joined regiment at Camp George H. Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Ga.; Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Young's Cavalry Brigade (later, 2d Brigade, Cavalry Division), May 12 to June 4; Brigade Inspector, June 4 to June 29; Brigade Adjutant-General, June 29; participated in battles at Las Guasimas, June 24, and Santiago de Cuba, July 1, but commended for energy and cool courage and conspicuous daring in first battle, and severely wounded in second. — Appointed Superintendent p315U. S. Military Academy, Aug. 22, 1898; at U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1898 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

(Captain and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service,
Sept. 24, 1898)

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Oct. 24, 1898)

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Aug. 9, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: At U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1898 to Aug. 31, 1906; commanding Department of the Visayas, Philippine Islands, Jan. 14, 1907 to March 2, 1908; commanding Department of Luzon, Philippine Islands, March 4, 1908 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]; at Atlanta, Ga., commanding Department of the Gulf, from [image ALT: an underscored blank] to [image ALT: an underscored blank]; awarded the

Congressional Medal of Honor

for "most distinguished gallantry in action near Santiago de Cuba, July 1, 1898, in encouraging those near him by his bravery and coolness after being shot through the head and entirely without sight, while serving as 1st Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Cavalry, and Captain, Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers."

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, January 8, 1904)

— Appointment expired by statutory limitation, April 28, 1904.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, May 7, 1904)

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

(Born May 7, 1854.)

Military History. —

Medal of Honor.

Captain, 6th Cavalry, October 24, 1898.

At West Point, N. Y., Superintendent, U. S. Military Academy, Sept. 20, 1898, to

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Aug. 9, 1899)

(Transferred to 10th Cavalry, February 1, 1904)

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., May 7, 1904)

Aug. 31, 1906; en route to Philippines, via Europe, Sept. 1 to Dec. 30, 1906; at Iloilo, P. I., commanding Department of the Visayas, Jan. 6, 1907, to March 3, 1908; at Manila, commanding Department of Luzon, March 7, 1908, to April 6, 1909; en route to U. S., April 7 to May 28, 1909; at Atlanta, Ga., commanding Department of the Gulf, May 28, 1909, to Jan. 11, 1912 (at Chickamauga Park, Ga., commanding Maneuver Camp, June 30 to July 31, 1910; at Galveston, Texas, commanding 1st Separate Brigade, March 10 to June 22, 1911); detailed member of General Staff Corps, Jan. 13, 1912; at Washington, D. C., on General Staff duty, Jan. 15 to Feb. 2, 1912; President Army War College, Feb. 3 to Aug. 31, 1912; Chief of Division of Militia Affairs, Sept. 1, 1912, to

(Major-General, U. S. A., July 14, 1916)

Sept. 17, 1916.

Died, September 18, 1916, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 62.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

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