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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III
p334
2851

(Born Ill.)

Elias Chandler

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Born Adair, IL.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., 16th Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Wallace, Kan., Sep. 29 to Dec. 2, 1880, — Ft. Stockton, Tex., to Jan., 1881, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Mar. 14, 1881, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., to May, 1881, — San Antonio, Tex., to Dec. 9, p3351881, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., to Dec. 29, 1881, — Ft. Griffin, Tex., in charge of Tonkawa Indians, to Nov. 10, 1884 (leave of absence, Nov. 10, 1884, to Jan. 10, 1885, and Feb. 3 to Mar. 10, 1885), — San Antonio,

(First Lieut., 16th Infantry, Apr. 14, 1887)

Tex., to May 4, 1887, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex. (leave of absence, July 5 to Sep. 24, 1887), to July 1, 1888, — and Ft. Douglas, Utah, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p330
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: With 16th U. S. Infantry at Fort Douglas, Utah, from 1890 to Sept., 1892; with regiment in Sioux campaign, near Pine Ridge, S. D., Jan., 1891; on general recruiting service at Davids Island, from Oct. 1, 1892 to Feb. 14, 1894; on duty as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Arkansas, from Feb. 28, 1894 to Feb. 28, 1898; joined 16th Infantry at Fort Sherman, Ida., April 4, 1898; started with regiment, April 21, for Chickamauga, p331Ga.; same date was ordered by Secretary of War to report to Governor of Arkansas for duty in organizing volunteers;

(Captain of Infantry, 1st Infantry, April 26, 1898)

(Colonel, 1st Arkansas Volunteer Infantry, May 20, 1898)

served with volunteer regiment at Chickamauga Park, Ga., from May 27 to Sept. 9, 1898. — In command of 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 3d Army Corps, from May 27 to July 9, and from July 21 to Sept. 9, 1898, at Chickamauga, Ga.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Oct. 25, 1898)

— Joined 1st U. S. Infantry, Dec. 3, 1898, at Huntsville, Ala.. — Commanded battalion, 1st Infantry, from Dec. 3, 1898 to Jan. 27, 1899. — In command of battalion on its movement to Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Dec. 26, 1898 to Jan. 2, 1899. — In camp at Pinar del Rio, Jan. 2 to Jan. 27, 1899. — On duty as Collector of Customs at Sagua la Grande, Cuba, from Jan. 31, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p307
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: As Collector of Customs at Sagua la Grande, Cuba, from Jan. 31, 1899 to Jan., 1901; on duty with company and in command of post of Fort Logan H. Roots, Feb. 1 to April 9, 1901; en route to and serving with regiment in the Philippine Islands, April 9, 1901 to April 4, 1903.

(Quartermaster, 1st Infantry, Jan., 1902 to Aug. 9, 1903)

(Major, 24th Infantry, Aug. 9, 1903)

— Served as Chief Quartermaster, Maneuver Division at West Point, Ky., Aug. 13, 1903 to March 1, 1904, and in settlement of accounts; on duty with Battalion of 24th Infantry at Forts W. H. Harrison and Assinniboine, Montana, June 15, 1904 to Dec. 24, 1905; detailed for duty in the Inspector-General's Department, July 20, 1905; relieved from that duty and assigned to 24th Infantry, July 31, 1905; en route to and serving with regiment in the Philippine Islands, Dec. 24, 1905 to July 5, 1906.

p308 Major, U. S. A., Retired June 30, 1906,
on own application, over 30 Years' Service.

— Returned to the U. S., Oct. 6, 1906; on recruiting duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., since Jan. 13, 1907.

Vol. VI
p295
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Dec. 29, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, 24th Infantry, Aug. 9, 1903.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, June 30, 1906,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

On recruiting duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 13, 1907, to Sept. 14, 1909.

Died, Sept. 14, 1909, at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.: Aged 52.

Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, Fayetteville, AR.


Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Chandler's birthplace is from his 1906 autograph passport application, q.v.


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