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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III
p340
2872

(Born N. Y.)

Henry G. Sharpe1

(Ap'd at Large)

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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., 4th Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Wy., Sep. 30, 1880, to Dec. 10, 1881; and on leave of absence, to June 1, 1882.

Resigned, June 1, 1882.

Re‑appointed in the Army as

Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Sep. 12, 1883.

Served: as Assistant to the Depot Commissary of Subsistence at New York city, Oct. 9, 1883, to Feb. 26, 1884; at the Military Academy as Post Commissary of Subsistence, to Apr. 1, 1889; on leave of absence, to June 29, 1889; as Assistant to the Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Department of the Platte, to July 27, 1889; as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Department of the Columbia, and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Jan. 1, 1890; and as Purchasing and Depot Commissary of Subsistence at Portland, Or., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p336
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Henry Granville Sharpe)

Military History. — Served: Purchasing and Depot Commissary of Subsistence, Portland, Ore., from Jan. 1, 1890 to Jan. 18, 1893. — Purchasing and Depot Commissary of Subsistence, St. Louis, Mo., from Jan. 21, 1893 to April 21, 1897.

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Nov. 11, 1895)

— At Cairo, Ill., and Memphis, Ten., on duty connected with relief of flood sufferers from overflow of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, from April 21 to June 17, 1897. — Purchasing Commissary, Boston, Mas., from July 1, 1897 to April 20, 1898. — Chief Commissary, Camp George H. Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Ga., from April 24 to July 18, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General of Subsistence, U. S. Army, May 11, 1898)

— Chief Commissary, 1st Army Corps, from July 18 to Oct. 1, 1898. — Chief Commissary, 1st Army Corps, and for U. S. troops in Puerto Rico, from Sept. 3 to Sept. 30, 1898. — Chief Commissary, Department of Puerto Rico, Oct. 1 to Dec. 21, 1898.

(Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers,
by assignment, Oct. 1 to Nov. 9, 1898,
and Feb. 2 to March 2, 1899)

— Purchasing and Depot Commissary, with rank of Colonel, at San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Oct. 18 to Nov. 30, 1898.

Vol. V
p312
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Purchasing Commissary, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 12 to July 14, 1899; Assistant to the Commissary-General, Washington, D. C., Sept. 15, 1899 to June 14, 1902.

(Colonel, Staff — Assistant Commissary-General, U. S. Army, Feb. 1, 1901)

— Chief Commissary, Division of the Philippines, Manila, P. I., Aug. 1, 1902 to May 9, 1904; Assistant to Commissary-General, Washington, D. C., June 22, 1904, to Oct. 8, 1905.

(Brigadier-General — Commissary-General, U. S. Army, Oct. 12, 1905)

— At Washington, D. C., Oct. 12, 1905 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p304
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Henry Granville Sharpe, Born April 30, 1858.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Commissary-General, U. S. A.,
Oct. 12, 1905

at Washington, D. C., Oct. 12, 1905, to

p305 (Brigadier-General, Quartermaster Corps, Aug. 24, 1912)

(Major-General, Quartermaster-General, Sept. 13, 1916)

June, 1918; at Charleston, S. C., commanding Southeastern Department, June 10, 1918, to

(Major-General, U. S. A., July 15, 1918)

May 27, 1919; left U. S. for tour of observation of American Expeditionary Forces, June 4; returned to U. S., Sept. 9; on temporary duty at New York and Washington, to Nov. 3; at Charleston, S. C., commanding Southeastern Department, Nov. 4, 1919, to May 1, 1920.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, May 1, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 43 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Author of The Art of Subsisting Armies in War; The Art of Supplying Armies in the Field, as Exemplified During the Civil War (Gold Medal Prize Essay, Military Service Institution, 1895); The Provisioning of the Modern Army in the Field. Honorary degree, M. Sc., Rutgers College, 1917.

Vol. VII
p172
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, May 1, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 43 Years' Service.

p173 Civil History. — Author of "The Art of Subsisting Armies in War"; "The Art of Supplying Armies in the Field, as Exemplified During the Civil War" (gold medal prize Essay, Military Service Institution, 1895); "The Provisioning of the Modern Army in the Field"; "The Quartermaster Corps in the year 1917 in the World War." Honorary degree, M. Sc., Rutgers College, 1917.

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

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., May 1, 1920.

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

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 1 May 20.

Died Providence, R. I., July 13, 1947: Aged 89.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of General George H. Sharpe, late Collector of the Port of New York.


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