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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III
p354
2923

(Born Mich.)

Frank B. Andrus

(Ap'd Ind.)

45

Born Niles, MI.a

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

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sanders, Wy., Aug. 27 to Nov. 24, 1881, — Ft. Fetterman, Wy., to May 25, 1882, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Aug. 8, 1882, — and Ft. Omaha, Neb., to Oct. 21, 1883; under instruction at Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to July 3, 1885; and on frontier duty at Ft. Omaha, Neb., to July 13, 1886, — Boisé Barracks, Ida., to Oct. 25, 1889, — and Ft. Sherman, Ida., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p351
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 2d Infantry, Dec. 12, 1890)

Served: Fort Sherman, Ida., to Nov., 1890. — Fort Spokane, Wash.,

(Transferred to 4th Infantry, July 20, 1891)

to Oct., 1892. — On leave of absence to Jan., 1893. — On D. S. to April, 1894. — Boisé Barracks, Ida., to Aug., 1894. — Fort Spokane, Wash., to April, 1895. — Fort Sherman, Ida., to Oct., 1896. — Fort Sheridan, Ill.,

(Captain of Infantry, 4th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

to April, 1898. — In the field in camps in the United States, and in operations against Santiago de Cuba, to Sept., 1898. — Fort Sheridan, Ill., to Jan., 1899. — En route to Manila, and with regiment and in the Philippines, Jan., 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p328
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

(Frank Burton Andrus)

Military History.En route to Manila, and with regiment and in the Philippines, Jan., 1899 to Sept., 1900, (Regimental Quartermaster, Sept. 1, 1899 to July, 1900); sick leave to Feb. 3, 1901; recruiting service (Rutland, Vt.), to April 18, 1901; Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., in connection with organization, 27th Infantry.

(Transferred to 27th Infantry, Sept., 1901)

(Regimental Commissary, Sept., 1901 to May, 1902)

— With regiment en route to and in Mindanao, to Jan. 15, 1903.

(Transferred to 8th Infantry, Oct., 1902)

— En route to and at Camp Skagway, Alaska, Jan. 15, 1903 to July 9, 1904; Fort Niagara, N. Y., to May 24, 1906.

(Major, 12th Infantry, Oct. 30, 1905)

— Commanding Fort Porter, N. Y., May 24, 1906 to Nov. 1, 1907; on leave to Jan. 1, 1908.

Major, U. S. A., Retired Jan. 1, 1908,
on own application, after more than 30 Years' Service.

— Cuban and Philippine Service Medals; Loyal Legion, California Commandery, 1st Class, by inheritance (son of Captain Elizur Andrus, 1st Michigan Heavy Artillery). — Residence, Buffalo, N. Y.

Vol. VI
p325
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Frank Burton Andrus, Born March 4, 1859.)

Military History. —

Major, 12th Infantry, Oct. 30, 1905

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 1, 1908,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

 p326  At Faribault, Minn., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Shattuck School, Sept. 1, 1917 to Jan. 15, 1918; at La Fayette, Ind., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Purdue University, Jan. 16 to Sept. 11, 1918; at Lebanon, Ill., commanding Student's Army Training Corps Unit at McKendree College, Sept. 12, 1918, to Jan. 8, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Cuban and Philippine Service Medals: Loyal Legion, California Commandery, 1st Class, by inheritance (son of Captain Elizur Andrus, 1st Michigan Heavy Artillery).

Vol. VII
p183
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History: —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 1, 1908,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action during the attack against the Spanish forces at El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898, and against the insurgents while in command of the rear guard near Das Marinas, Luzon, P. I., June 19, 1899, in maintaining his position at all times, though the enemy frequently assailed him in large numbers and at short range."

Died, Sept. 22, 1924, at Buffalo, N. Y.: Aged 65.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1931.

Buried, Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Andrus' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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