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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III
p331
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(Born Va.)

David J. Rumbough

(Ap'd Va.)

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Born Lynchburg, VA.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., 3d Artillery, June 12, 1880.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1880, to Nov. 11, 1881, — Mount Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Aug. 16, 1882, — Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to May 1, 1884, — and Mount Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Sep. 22, 1884; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., to Oct. 1, 1886; as Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Stanley,b Oct. 1, 1886, to –––––; as Acting Engineer Officer of the Department of Texas, Oct. 4, 1886, to –––––, and as Inspector of Small Arms Practice, Jan. 2, 1889,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Nov. 30, 1888)

to –––––.

Vol. IV
p326
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: As Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General Stanley, from Oct. 1, 1886 to Oct. 1, 1890. — At Washington Barracks, D. C., Nov. 1, 1890 to June 16, 1893. — Fort Barrancas, Fla. to Oct. 26, 1896. — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to June 30, 1897.º — At Alcatraz Island to Jan. 12, 1898.ºPresidio of San Francisco, Cal., to April 29, 1898. — In camp at Fort Point, Cal., to June 3, 1898. — Commanding Battery A, 3d Artillery, from July 1, 1897 to June 3, 1898. — (Appointed Adjutant, 3d Artillery, June 4, 1898.) — At Fort Monroe, Va., on D. S.,  p327 commanding Battery H, 3d Artillery, from July 15, 1892 to Aug. 27, 1892. — At Washington Barracks, D. C., on D. S., commanding Battery K, 3d Artillery, from Sept. 4 to Sept. 29, 1892. A. A. Quartermaster and Commissary of Subsistence, Fort Barrancas, Fla., from Jan. 23, 1893 to Oct. 26, 1896. D. S. inspecting Alabama Military College, Mobile, Ala., from July 10 to July 26, 1893. — In charge of military prison, Alcatraz Island, Cal., from Dec. 17, 1896 to Sept. 20, 1897. — Exchange Officer at Alcatraz Island, Cal., from Jan. 5, 1897 to Jan. 10, 1898. — Ordnance, Range, and Signal Officer, Alcatraz Island, Cal., from June 30, 1897 to Jan. 10, 1898. — Member of regimental examining Board to conduct battery competition, from Sept. 24 to Oct. 24, 1897. — Adjutant, Commissary, Recruiting Officer, Exchange Officer, Angel Island, Cal., from Dec. 6, 1898 to Jan. 27, 1899. — Adjutant, Commissary, Recruiting, Ordnance, and Signal Officer, Alcatraz Island, Cal., from Jan. 28, 1899 to ––––

(Captain of Artillery, 3d Artillery, March 2, 1899)

Vol. V
p305
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Left San Francisco for Manila, Jan. 31, 1903; at Pasay Garrison, till Sept., 1903; in command of 18th Battery which he organized as a field battery at the Presidio and which became a mountain battery under his command; Jolo, Sept. 6,

(Major, Artillery Corps, Sept. 16, 1905)

(Assigned to 3d Field Artillery, June 6, 1907)

1903 to Feb., 1905, during which time he commanded in one fight and took part in several other fights with the Moros; reached the U. S., March 16, 1905; took station at the Presidio, San Francisco, for a few months; in command of the 2d Battalion, 2d Provisional Regiment Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla.; commanded the Artillery of the first expedition to Cuba, 1906 till Jan., 1907.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Field Artillery, June 6, 1907)

Vol. VI
p291
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(David Jacob Rumbough, Born March 4, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Sept. 16, 1905.

Assigned to 3d Field Artillery, June 6, 1907.

At Fort Myer, Va., commanding battalion, 3rd Field Artillery, to Feb. 25, 1908;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Field Artillery, Feb. 25, 1908)

at Pine Camp, N. Y., commanding Artillery Camp, June 13 to 30, 1908; at Fort Myer, Va., to Aug. 25, 1908; at Army War College, Washington, D. C., Aug. 25, 1908, to Oct. 31, 1909; on leave of absence to Feb. 1, 1910; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with 1st Field Artillery, Feb. 1, 1910, to

(Transferred to 6th Field Artillery, March 24, 1911)

April 4, 1911; (at Camp of Instruction, Chickamauga Park, Ga., June‑July, 1910); at Fort Riley, Kans., with 6th Field Artillery, April 5 to

(Colonel, 1st Field Artillery, May 3, 1911)

June 16, 1911; at San Francisco, Cal., with 1st Field Artillery, June 26, 1911; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding regiment, July 13, 1911, to April 23, 1912; absent sick from April 24, 1912.

Died Dec. 26, 1912, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 56.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Notes:

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

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b Lt. Rumbough was Gen. Stanley's son-in‑law, having married his daughter Sara on Oct. 29, 1885.


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