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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III
p329
2831

(Born N. Y.)

John L. Chamberlin

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Born Geneseo, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 12, 1880.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1880, to Nov. 10, 1881, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Dec. 1, 1882, — at the Torpedo School, Willet's Point, N. Y., Jan. 1 to June 30, 1883; in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Oct. 1, 1883, — and Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to July 20, 1884; on leave of absence, to Aug. 28, 1884; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Aug. 28, 1884, to Aug. 28, 1888, — Instructor of Cavalry Tactics, Dec. 17, 1884, to Aug. 28, 1885, — and Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Aug. 28, 1885 (on sick leave of absence, Dec. 31, 1887, to Apr. 21, 1888), to Feb.,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 14, 1887)

1889; and in garrison at the Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p325
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(John Loomis Chamberlain)1

Military History. — Served: At Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va. (Graduate, 1890), Sept. 1, 1888 to July 22, 1890. — Washington Navy Yard, D. C., July 23, 1890 to March 30, 1892. — With Light Battery E, 1st Artillery, at Pine Ridge Agency, N. D., from Jan. 9 to Jan. 20, 1891. — Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Missouri, April 20, 1892 to Aug. 1, 1893. — Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1893 to Jan. 9, 1895. — Instructor of Military Science and Tactics, Peekskill Military Academy, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1895 to July 24, 1896. — At Fort Sheridan, and Washington Barracks, D. C., Oct. 1, 1896 to July 2, 1897. — Military Attaché, Vienna, Austria, Aug. 20, 1897 to May 20, 1898. — Recruiting, New York City, June 8 to July 14, 1898. — With Siege Artillery Train, Tampa, Fla., as Adjutant and Ordnance Officer, July 18 to Aug. 23, 1898.

(Major and Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1898)

— Ordnance Officer, Siege Artillery Train, Aug. 1 to Aug. 23, 1898. — Chief Ordnance Officer, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Aug. 24 to Oct. 30, 1898. — Adjutant-General, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Sept. 22 to Oct. 30, 1898. — Chief Mustering Officer, 7th Army Corps, Aug. 25 to Oct. 30, 1898. — Sick leave of absence, from Oct. 30, 1898 to Feb. 11, 1899.

(Captain of Artillery, 1st Artillery, March 2, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 12, 1899)

— Feb. 11 to April 12, 1899, awaiting orders in Washington, D. C. — (Adjutant, 1st Artillery, from April 18, 1899 to –––––)

Vol. V
p303
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. —

(Adjutant, 1st Artillery, April 18, 1899 to Nov., 1900)

(Major, Inspector-General, Nov. 10, 1900)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Inspector-General, March 1, 1901)

— In Office of the Inspector-General, Washington, D. C., Nov., 1900 to April, 1901; Headquarters, Department of California, April, 1901 to Oct., 1902; Inspector-General of Department of Mindanao, P. I., Dec., 1902 to June,

 p304  (Colonel, Inspector-General, Nov. 21, 1904)

1903; of Philippines Division, until Jan., 1905; in Office of the Inspector-General, Washington, D. C., April, 1905, to Dec., 1906; Inspector-General, Pacific Division, Dec., 1906 to June 30, 1907; Inspector-General, Department of the East, Aug., 1907 to –––––; Inspector-General, Division of the Philippines, from –––, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p288
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Loomis Chamberlain, Born Jan. 20, 1858.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Inspector-General, Nov. 21, 1904.

Inspector-General, Department of the East, August, 1907, to July, 1909; Inspector-General, Division of the Philippines, September, 1909 to August, 1911; Department Inspector, Western Department, September, 1911, to August, 1912; (at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., taking special course at School of the Line, Jan. 1 to March, 1912); at Army War College, Washington, D. C., September, 1912, to June, 1913; Department Inspector, Western Department, June, 1913, to September, 1914; Department Inspector, Eastern Department, September, 1914, to February, 1917;

(Inspector-General, U. S. A., Brigadier-General, Feb. 21, 1917)

(Inspector-General, U. S. A., Major-General, Oct. 6, 1917)

 p289  in France, inspecting American Expeditionary Force, July 9 to Sept. 10, 1918;

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service. As Inspector-General of the Army he has, by his highly responsible services, materially contributed to the efficiency of all departments and bureaus of the military establishment, and to the successful execution of the military program."

Vol. VII
p166
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Major-General, U. S. A., Inspector-General, Oct. 6, 1917.

At Washington, D. C., to June, 1920; in Europe inspecting American Forces in Germany, the Graves Registration and other activities pertaining to the War Department, to Oct., 1920; at Washington, D. C., to

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Feb. 21, 1921.

Major-General, Inspector-General, Mar. 28, 1921.

July 6, 1921; on leave of absence in Central Europe and the near East, visiting all of the Balkan States, Constantinople, Turkey, Syria, Palestine and Egypt, to Nov. 6, 1921.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 6, 1921,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

 p167  Civil History: — After retirement, made an extensive tour of Europe and the Near East in the interests of the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago.

Vol. VIII
p59
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Dec. 1, 1922.

Vol. IX
p43
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 6 Nov 21.

Died 14 Nov 1948, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 90.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Notes:

1 Name changed from Chamberlin to Chamberlain, Aug. 3, 1896.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Chamberlin's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.


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