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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III
p357
2935

(Born Ill.)

Graham Denbyº Fitch1

(Ap'd at Large)

4

Born in Chicago, IL.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1878, to June 13, 1882, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 13, 1882.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1882, to June 13,

(Transferred, June 7, 1883,
to rank as Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, from July 1, 1882)

1883; with the Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., June 23, 1883, to Sep. 26, 1886; and as Assistant to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.King, Sep. 28, 1885,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 17, 1884)

to Mar. 22, 1886, — to Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Barlow, Mar. 22 to Apr. 27, 1886, — to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Marshall, Apr. 30, 1886, to Aug. 24, 1888, — to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Davis, Aug. 24, 1888, to Nov. 5, 1889, — and to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Quinn, Nov. 5, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p354
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Assistant to Major Quinn, Nov. 5, 1889 to Dec. 31, 1890. — In temporary charge of harbor improvements on Lake Superior, Dec. 31, 1890 to Feb. 28, 1891. — Assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Symons, March 9, 1891 to Oct. 4, 1893, and to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Heuer,º Oct. 9, 1893 to Dec. 24, 1894. — In charge of improvements in Mississippi River, Cairo to mouth of White River, Dec. 31, 1894

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 26, 1895)

to May 18, 1897 (commended by Mississippi River Commission for services during flood of 1897). — On duty at Willets Point, N. Y., commanding Company C, Battalion of Engineers, and as Instructor of Military Engineering in School of Application, May 21, 1897 to May 14, 1898. — Served during war with Spain with 5th Army Corps, at Tampa, from May 15 to June 14, 1898, and in Cuba in campaign against Santiago, June

(Major, and Chief Engineer, U. S. Volunteers, June 20, 1898)

22 to Aug. 13, 1898, being engaged in attack on Aguadores, July 1, 1898, and with company in repairing fort under fire during battle of July 2.

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, Dec. 31, 1898)

— Division Engineer, 2d Division, 5th Army Corps, July 29 to Aug. 10, 1898. — Assigned to command Battalion of Engineers, 5th Army Corps, Aug. 10, 1898. — On sick leave, Aug. to Dec. 17, 1898. — Secretary Missouri River Commission, Dec. 19, 1898 to Feb. 16, 1899. — In charge of harbor improvements on Lake Ontario and of St. Lawrence River improvement, Feb. 20, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p331
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — In charge of harbor improvements on Lake Ontario and of St. Lawrence River improvement, Feb. 20, 1899 to April 24, 1901; in charge of river improvements in Arkansas and part of Missouri, April 27, 1901 to

(Major, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904)

July 24, 1906; in charge of harbor improvements on Lake Superior, Aug. 3, 1906 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 11, 1909)

Vol. VI
p331
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Feb. 19, 1860)

Military History. —

Major, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904

In charge of harbor improvements on Lake Superior, Aug. 3, 1906,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 7, 1908)

to March 23, 1911; in charge of river and harbor improvements in Alabama and Northern Florida, April 1, 1911, to July 15, 1912; on leave of absence, July 15 to Oct. 12, 1912.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 12, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Assigned to active duty at Army War College, April 12, 1917; Chief of newly created Translation Section, Military Intelligence Division, General Staff, Feb. 18, 1918, to

(Colonel on Retired List, Aug. 30, 1919)

Service Medals: War with Spain; Army of Cuban Occupation.

Wrote $500 prize winning essay on "The Fourth Dimension," published in Scientific American for July 3, 1909.

Vol. VII
p187
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 12, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Assigned to active duty at Army War College, Apr. 12, 1917; Chief of Translation Section, Military Intelligence Division, General Staff, Feb. 18, 1918, to

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 30, 1919.

March 11, 1922, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Service Medals: War with Spain; Army of Cuban Occupation.

Civil History: — Wrote $500.00 prize winning essay on "The Fourth Dimension," published in Scientific American for July 3, 1909.

Vol. VIII
p63
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Lt.‑Col., Ret., Oct. 11, 1912.

Col., Ret., Aug. 30, 1919.

Died, April 5, 1932, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 72.

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

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:º

1 Son of Henry S. Fitch, Captain and Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers, 1861 to 1865, Provost Marshal and Judge Advocate on General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman's Staff; grandson of U. S. Senator Graham N. Fitch, Colonel, 46th Indiana Volunteers in the Civil War.


Thayer's Note:

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


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