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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III
p335
2854

(Born O.)

George L. Converse

(Ap'd O.)

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Born near Columbus, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1875, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., Sep. 30, 1880, to Dec. 29, 1880; under instruction in Military Signaling at Ft. Myer, Va., Jan. 5 to Apr. 30, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., and Scouting in Utah, to May 2, 1882, — Ft. Apache, Ara., to July 10, 1882, — and in the field, pursuing Renegade Indians, to July 17, 1882, when he was severely wounded in the right eye, in action at Chevalon's Fork, Ara.; absent sick, disabled by wounds, to Feb. 1, 1884; in garrison at

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, Feb. 15, 1884)

Columbus Barracks, O., to Dec. 10, 1885; and on sick leave of absence, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p332
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Awaiting retirement at Columbus, O., to 1895.

(Retired from Active Service, for wound received in line of duty,
Aug. 8, 1895)

(Captain, 1st Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, May 11, 1898)

— Ordnance Officer, 2d Division, 1st Army Corps, June 11 to Oct. 4, 1898.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Oct. 22, 1898)

— Residence, Columbus, O.

Vol. V
p309
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Columbus, O.

Civil History: — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Ohio State University, Aug. 22, 1900 to Aug. 22, 1904; detail extended Aug. 22, 1904 to Aug. 22, 1908; detail requested again by Board of Trustees, 1908 to 1912.

Vol. VI
p296
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Leroy Converse, Born Dec. 9, 1857.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, Feb. 15, 1884

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 8, 1895,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Ohio State University, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Aug. 22, 1900, to Oct. 15, 1918; (Examining Officer for State of Ohio  p297 for Candidates for Officers Training Camps and Schools, May, 1916, to Oct. 15, 1918);

Major, U. S. A., on Retired List, June 3, 1916,
Act of June 3, 1916

Colonel, U. S. A., on Retired List, July 9, 1918,
Act of July 9, 1918

At Columbus, Ohio, District Inspector, 6th District, Student's Army Training Corps, Oct. 15, 1918, to

Vol. VII
p169
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 8, 1895,
For Wound Contracted in Line of Duty.

 p170  Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 9, 1918,
Act of July 9, 1918.

At Columbus, Ohio, District Inspector, 6th District, Student's Army Training Corps, Oct. 15, 1918, to Mar. 6, 1919, and on duty in office of 6th District to May 15, 1919, when he was relieved from active service; again assigned to active duty, at Indianapolis, Ind., on recruiting duty, Dec. 1, 1919, to June 30, 1920, when he was relieved at his own request.

Vol. VIII
p60
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Capt., Ret., Aug. 8, 1895.

Col., Ret., July 9, 1918.

Vol. IX
p44
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Capt Ret 8 Aug 1895.

Col Ret 9 Jul 18.

Died Santa Barbara Calif, Nov. 16, 1946: Aged 88.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º


Thayer's Note:

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


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