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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III
p337
2860

(Born Ky.)

Jamesº Walker Benét1

(Ap'd at Large)

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

Second Lieut., 15th Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Marcy, N. M., Sep. 30 to Dec. 3, 1880, — and conducting recruits to and at Ft. Bliss, Tex., to Mar. 27, 1881; in

(Transferred to 5th Artillery, Mar. 18, 1881)

garrison at Atlanta, Ga., Apr. 12 to Oct. 9, 1881, — Yorktown, Va., and Fort Columbus, N. Y., to Nov. 18, 1881, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Apr. 22, 1882, — Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to May 1, 1884, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Oct. 29, 1886; as Assistant at Springfield

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, July 18, 1886)

(Transferred to Ordnance, Oct. 27, 1886)

Armory, Mas., Nov. 17, 1886, to Sep. 21, 1889; and on duty in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C., Sep. 30, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p333
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: As Assistant, Ordnance Office, Washington, D. C., Jan. 1 to Oct. 1, 1890; as Assistant, Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 1, 1890 to Jan. 23, 1894; as Recorder of Board on calibre, rifling, and sights, for magazine arms, Sept. 22 to Sept. 29, 1892; as Assistant to Inspector of Ordnance, Bethlehem Iron Works, South Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 23, 1894 to Aug. 9, 1898; as Inspector of Ordnance at the works of Lake Erie Engineering Co., Buffalo, N. Y., p334Walker Co., Cleveland, O., and Falls Rivet and Machinery Co., Cuyahoga Falls, O., with station at Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1898 to ––––

(Captain, Ordnance, June 12, 1894)

Vol. V
p310
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: As Inspector of Ordnance at the works of Lake Erie Engineering Co., Buffalo, N. Y.; Walker Co., Cleveland, O., and Falls Rivet and Machinery Co., Cuyahoga Falls, O., with station at Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1898 to Dec. 3, 1899; Assistant, Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1899 to Aug. 20, 1904.

(Major of Ordnance, Jan. 19, 1904)

— Assistant Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Sept. 26, 1904 to May 12, 1905; commanding Benicia Arsenal, Cal.º; Chief Quartermaster, Office Department of California and Ammunition Officer Western District, May 19, 1905 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Ordnance, Aug. 9, 1907)

Vol. VI
p299
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born July 16, 1857.)

Military History. —

Major, Ordnance Department, Jan. 19, 1904

At Benicia Arsenal, Cal. commanding Arsenal, Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of California, and Armament Officer, Western District, May 19, 1905, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance Department, Aug. 9, 1907)

July 16, 1911;

(Colonel, Ordnance Department, Aug. 5, 1911)

at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., commanding Arsenal and Armament Officer, Southern District, Aug. 29, 1911, to [image ALT: an underscored blank]; Ordnance Officer Southeastern Department, since April 1, 1917; Commanding Officer, Ordnance Training Camp, Camp Hancock, Ga., since June 1, 1918.

Vol. VII
p170
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, Aug. 5, 1911.

At Augusta Arsenal, Ga., commanding Arsenal and Armament Officer, Southern District, Aug. 29, 1911, to Mar. 8, 1919 (Ordnance Officer, Southeastern Department, from Apr. 1, 1917; Commanding Officer, Ordnance Training Camp, Fort Hancock, Ga., June 1, 1918, to Feb. 1, 1919, when Camp was discontinued); at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., commanding officer, Mar. 10, 1919, to July 16, 1921.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 16, 1921,
By Operation of Law.

Died Mar. 30, 1928, at Westown, Pa.: Aged 70.

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

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Stephen V. Benét, Class of 1849.


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