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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III
p354
2924

(Born Pa.)

Harry A. Leonhaeuser

(Ap'd Pa.)

46

Born Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh), PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1876, to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 25th Infantry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Meade, Dak., Sep. 28, 1881, to May 29, 1888, — and Ft. Custer, Mon., to –––––.

First Lieut., 25th Infantry, Jan. 31, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: On general recruiting service, from Oct. 1, 1890 to Oct. 1, 1892, at Davids Island, N. Y. H. — (Regimental Adjutant, Oct., 1892 to Sept., 1893), at Fort Missoula, Mont. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Min., Sept., 1895 to May, 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 25th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 15th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, July 14, 1898)

(Colonel, 15th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1898)

— Stationed during this period of volunteer service at Camp Ramsey, St. Paul, Min., Camp Snelling, Min., Camp Meade, Middletown, Pa., Camp Mackenzie, Augusta, Ga., July 14, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, March 27, 1899)

— A court of inquiry, called at his request, found (July, 1899) that his action in regard to a mutiny occurring in the camp of the 15th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, at Augusta, Ga., Feb., 1899, was entirely justifiable.

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

Military History. — Served: Stationed during this period of volunteer service at Camp Ramsey, St. Paul, Min.; Camp Snelling, Min.; Camp Meade, Middletown, Pa.; Camp Mackenzie, Augusta, Ga., July 14, 1898 to March 27, 1899; with his regiment in Philippine Islands, July, 1899 to Sept., 1901.

(Major of Infantry, 21st Infantry, Sept. 3, 1903)

— With his regiment in Philippine Islands, Feb., 1905 to Sept., 1906.

Vol. VI
p326
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Harry Alex Leonhaeuser, Born Dec. 31, 1858.)b

Military History. —

Captain, 25th Infantry, April 26, 1898

Acting Adjutant, Department of Dakota, May 17 to July 6, 1898; Mustering Officer, Department of Dakota, June 13 to July 6, 1898;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 15th Minn. Vol. Infantry, July 14, 1898)

joined 15th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, July 14, 1898, and commanded regiment at St. Paul, Minn., Camp Meade, Pa., and

(Colonel, 15th Minn. Vol. Infantry, Aug. 17, 1898)

Camp Mackenzie, Ga., to date of muster out, March 27, 1899; at Fort Logan, Col., commanding Company, May 2 to June 30, 1899; en route to Philippines to Aug. 1, 1899; commanding 2nd Battalion in the field from Aug. 2, 1899; in action at La Loma church, September, 1899; in action at O'Donnell, P. I., Nov. 16, 1899; recommended for Brevet Lieut.‑Colonel for distinguished gallantry in engagement at Mount Arayat, P. I., Jan. 5, 1900, and again recommended for Brevet; participated in night attack on Subig, Feb. 9, 1900; at Iha, P. I., commanding 1st Battalion, May 1, 1900, to Sept. 7, 1901; (commanded regiment at various times in 1900 and 1901); en route to U. S., Sept. 8 to Oct. 28, 1907; at St. Paul, Minn., on recruiting service, Nov. 10, 1901, to

(Major, 21st Infantry, Sept. 3, 1903)

Nov. 1, 1903; at Fort Snelling, Minn., commanding Battalion, Nov. 3, 1903, to May 29, 1904; at Fort Lincoln, N. D., May 30 to July 30, 1904; at Fort Snelling, July 30 to Sept. 9, 1904; on leave of absence, Sept. 10 to Dec. 8, 1904; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., commanding Battalion, Dec. 8, 1904, to Jan. 31, 1905; en route to Philippines, Feb. 1 to March 2, 1905; at Camp Hartshorne, P. I., commanding Battalion and post, March 10, 1905, to Sept. 20, 1906; (in charge of military operations in Northern Samar, March, 1905, to January, 1906); en route to U. S., Sept. 20 to Oct. 17, 1906; sick and on sick leave, Oct. 18, 1906, to June 3, 1907; at Fort Logan, Col., June 4 to July 28, 1907; at Fort Douglas, Utah, commanding 2nd Battalion and post, July 30 to Sept. 17, 1907; at Fort Logan, Col., commanding Battalion, Dec. 18, 1907, to

(Transferred to 16th Infantry, June 19, 1908)

June 30, 1908; at Fort Crook, Neb., commanding post, July 4 to Aug. 1, 1908; on leave of absence, Aug. 2 to Oct. 31, 1908.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 31, 1908,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

By decree of Probate Court of Chittenden County, Vt., Sept. 17, 1920, name changed to Harry A. Lee.

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

2924

(Born Pa.)

Harry Alex Lee

(Ap'd Pa.)

46

Entered the Academy, was graduated, served and retired as Harry Alex Leonhaeuser. By decree of Probate Court of Chittenden Co., Vt., Sept. 17, 1920, name changed as above.

Military History: —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 31, 1908,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 5, 1918,
Act of July 9, 1918.

Awarded two Silver Stars and cited "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at O'Donnell, Province of Tarlac, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Nov. 18, 1899," and "for gallantry against insurgent forces on Mount Arayat, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Jan. 5, 1900."

Vol. VIII
p62
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Entered the Academy, was graduated, served and retired as Harry Alex Leonhaeuser. By decree of Probate Court of Chittenden Co., Vt., Sept. 17, 1920, name changed as above.

Military History: —

Maj. Ret., Oct. 31, 1908.

Lt. Col., Ret. Aug. 5, 1918.

Died, Feb. 7, 1935, near Weldon, N. C.: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1935.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Leonhaeuser's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b His AOG obituary, written by his son, states he was born Dec. 31, 1859.


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