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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III
p332
2844

(Born O.)

James B. Aleshire

(Ap'd O.)

18

Born Gallipolis, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

 p333  Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Bidwell, Cal., Sep. 28, 1880, to Sep. 15, 1881, — Scouting in Arizona and at Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Apr. 16, 1882, — Ft. Bidwell, Cal., to May 23, 1882, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to Nov. 30, 1882, — Ft. Bidwell, Cal., to Oct. 1, 1883, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash. (leave of absence, Jan. 5 to Feb. 28, 1884, distributing supplies to sufferers from the flood in Pennsylvania, to Apr. 12, 1884, and conducting recruits to the Pacific Coast, to May, 1884), to June 10, 1884, — and Ft. Custer, Mon. (on Rifle Competition in the Department of Dakota, July 30 to Sep. 12, 1885, and on leave of absence, Oct. 22, 1886, to Jan. 14, 1887), to Aug. 3, 1889; on leave of absence, to Sep. 3, 1889; and at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., as Secretary of the School, Sep. 8, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p328
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Secretary of the U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., till Aug., 1890. — (Regimental Quartermaster, 1st Cavalry, Nov., 1890 to Oct. 31, 1895.) — At Fort Custer, Mont., and Fort Grant, Ariz. — Exchange Officer and A. C. S., Fort Grant, Ariz., Dec., 1894 to April 30, 1895.

(Captain, Staff — Assistant Quartermaster, April 25, 1895)

— In charge of purchase of cavalry and artillery horses for the army, stationed at St. Louis, Mo., and Chicago, Ill., till Oct. 25, 1898.

(Major and Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

— Acting Chief Quartermaster, 1st Army Corps, Oct. 26, 1898 to Dec. 10, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Quartermaster, by assignment, Nov. 26, 1898)

— Chief Quartermaster, 1st Army Corps, Dec. 10 to –––––; Chief Quartermaster, Department of Matanzas, Cuba, Jan. 10, 1899 to ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 17, 1899)

(Major and Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, April 1, 1899)

Vol. V
p306
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Chief Quartermaster, Department of Santiago and Puerto Principe, Cuba, Nov. –––, 1899 to July –––, 1900; Quartermaster, China Relief Expedition, Oct. 22, 1900 to Feb. –––, 1901.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, May 1, 1901)

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, Feb. 2, 1901)

— In charge of Army Transport Service, Manila, P. I., March –––, 1901 to March –––, 1903; Depot Quartermaster, and in charge of land and water transportation, Manila, P. I., March 31, 1903 to June 30, 1903; on duty in Office of the Quartermaster-General, Sept. 20, 1903 to June 30, 1907; Quartermaster-General of the Army, July 1, 1907 to ––––

Vol. VI
p293
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(James Buchanan Aleshire, Born Oct. 31, 1856.)

Military History. —

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, April 25, 1895.

Major, Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, April 1, 1899.

At Santiago, Cuba, Chief Quartermaster, Department of Santiago and Puerto Principe, Nov. 27, 1899, to July 5, 1900; en route to China, July to Oct. 2, 1900; appointed Quartermaster, China Relief Expedition, Oct. 22, 1900; at Tientsin, China, Oct. 2, 1900, to

(Major, Staff-Quartermaster, Feb. 2, 1901)

Feb. 5, 1901; en route to Manila, P. I., Feb. 5 to March 24, 1901; at Manila, in charge of Army Transport Service, March 31, 1901, to

(Honorably Discharged From Volunteer Service, May 1, 1901)

March 31, 1903; and Depot Quartermaster and in charge of land and water transportation, March 31 to June 30, 1903; en route to U. S., Aug. 15 to Sept. 12, 1903; at Washington, D. C., in office of Quartermaster-General, Sept. 20, 1903, to June 30, 1907.

(Brigadier-General, Quartermaster-General, July 1, 1907)

and Quartermaster-General, U. S. A., July 1, 1907, to

(Major-General, Quartermaster-General, Aug. 24, 1912)

Sept. 12, 1916.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 12, 1916,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Assigned to active duty June 6, 1917; relieved, July 24, 1918.

Vol. VII
p168
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 12, 1916,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, June 1, 1925, at Sheridan, Wyo.: Aged 68.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1928.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Aleshire's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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