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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III
p345
2889

(Born Mich.)

Melzar C. Richards1

(Ap'd N. Y.)

11

Born Flint, MI.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1877, to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 11, 1881.

Served: in garrison at Washington Barracks, D. C., Oct. 1‑25, 1881, — and Little Rock Barracks, Ark., to Dec. 22, 1882; under instruction at the Torpedo School, Willet's Point, N. Y., Jan. 2 to June 30, 1883; in garrison at Little Rock Barracks, Ark., Aug. 16 to Sep. 21, 1883, — Washington Barracks, D. C., to June 4, 1885, — and Little Rock Barracks, Ark., to Aug. 21, 1885; on leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1885; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Alabama Mechanical and Agricultural College, Auburn, Ala., to Aug. 20, 1888; on sick leave of

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 20, 1887)

absence, to Aug. 20, 1889; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., to Sep. 7, 1889; on sick leave of absence, to Oct. 7, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p341
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

Retired from active service, for disability in the line of duty, June 15, 1891.

Civil History. — Superintendent, Mexico Military Academy, Mexico, N. Y., June 28, 1893 to Sept. 1, 1895. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Peekskill Military Academy, Peekskill, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1897 to June 1, 1898. — Residence, Mexico, N. Y.

Vol. V
p319
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, St. John's Military School, Manlius, N. Y., which was designated by the War Department as a distinguished institution, 1904‑8.

Vol. VI
p312
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Melzar Clinton Richards, Born Sept. 6, 1855.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 20, 1887

First Lieut., U. S. A., Retired, June 15, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Peekskill, N. Y., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Peekskill Military Academy, Dec. 6, 1897, to June 1, 1898; at Manlius, N. Y., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at St. John's School, May 15, 1900, to Nov. 1, 1910; (this school was for seven successive years, 1904 to 1910, designated by the War Department as a distinguished institution); placed on active duty in charge of Fort Wayne, Mich., and Disbursing Quartermaster, Aug. 26, 1915, to

(Captain, U. S. A., on Retired List, June 3, 1916)

Nov. 25, 1917; at Fort Riley, Kans., Assistant to Quartermaster and Post Quartermaster, Nov. 25, 1917, to July 10, 1918; at Manlius, N. Y., Professor of Military Science and Tactics and acting Quartermaster at St. John's School, July 10, 1918, to . . . .

(Major, U. S. A., on Retired List, Feb. 3, 1919)

Vol. VII
p176
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

First Lieutenant, U. S. A., Retired, June 15, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, June 3, 1916.

 p177  At Manlius, N. Y., Professor of Military Science and Tactics and Acting Quartermaster, St. John's School, July 10, 1918 to

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 3, 1919.

Dec. 20, 1920; Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Reno, Nev., Dec. 20, 1920 to Aug. 31, 1922.

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 28, 1922.

Vol. VIII
p61
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

1st Lt., Ret., June 15, 1891.

Capt., Ret., June 3, 1916.

Maj., Ret., Feb. 3, 1919.

Lt.‑Col., Ret., Jan. 28, 1922.

Died, Dec. 20, 1932, at San Francisco, Calif.: Aged 77.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1933.º

Buried, San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, CA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Lieut.‑Colonel Melzar Richards, N. H. Volunteers.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Richards' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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