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Vol. III
p371
2997

(Born Ill.)

George H. Cameron

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Born Ottawa, IL.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1879, p372to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Meade, Dak., Oct. 1, 1883 (leave of absence, July 15 to Nov. 20, 1884, Rifle Competition, Aug. 19 to Sep. 6, 1886, and leave of absence, to Sep. 30, 1886), to July 25, 1887, — and on the march to and at Ft. Riley, Kan. (leave of absence, Oct. 14 to Nov. 14, 1887, and sick leave, to Jan. 10, 1888), to May 16, 1888; on leave of absence, to Aug. 1, 1888; and at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Drawing, Aug. 28, 1888, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p375
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., in the Department of Drawing (Assistant Professor of Drawing, from Aug. 28, 1890), from Aug. 28, 1888 to

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, March 9, 1891)

p376 Aug. 12, 1895. — On leave of absence to Dec. 13, 1895. — At Fort Walla Walla, Wash. (Regimental Quartermaster, Feb. 3, 1897 to June 8, 1898), to June 2, 1898; at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal. (Regimental Adjutant, June 8 to July 1, 1898), to July 14, 1898. — At sea, in command of transport ship Tacoma, en route to Manila, to Oct. 12, 1898. — At the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Assistant Professor of Drawing, Oct. 23, 1898 to ––––

(Captain of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

Vol. V
p346
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Assistant Professor of Drawing, Oct. 23, 1898 to June 12, 1899; with regiment, en route to and from, and service in the Philippines, June 23, 1899 to Aug. 28, 1901; in Lawton's Northern Campaign in Luzon, Oct. 10 to Dec. 12, 1899, and Schwan's Southern Campaign in Luzon, Jan. 3 to Feb. 14, 1900.

(Regimental Adjutant, Aug. 16, 1900 to Oct. 10, 1902)

— At Fort Riley, Kas., Sept. 13, 1901 to Oct. 31, 1903; Secretary, School of Application for Cavalry and Field Artillery, Nov. 1, 1903 to Dec. 31, 1905; en route to Philippines, with regiment, and return to U. S., Feb. 1 to Sept. 28, 1906; in charge of Training School for Farriers and Horseshoers, Fort Riley, Kas., Oct. 4, 1906 to June 30, 1907; Secretary, July 1 to Nov. 4, and Assistant Commandant, Mounted Service School, Nov. 5, 1907 to –––––.

(Major, 14th Cavalry, Nov. 29, 1909)

Vol. VI
p359
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Hamilton Cameron, Born Jan. 8, 1861.)

Military History. —

Captain, 4th Cavalry, Nov. 29, 1899.

At Fort Riley, Kans., Assistant Commandant, Mounted Service School, Nov. 5, 1907, to

(Major, 14th Cavalry, Nov. 29, 1909)

Oct. 31, 1910; en route to Philippines with regiment and return to U. S., Nov. 1, 1910, to April 15, 1912; at Fort Clark, Texas, with regiment to Oct. 30, 1912; commanding Big Bend District, Texas, Oct. 31, 1912, to June 30, 1913; (on detached service, taking Field Officers' Course at Army Service Schools, Jan. 12 to March 19, 1913); at Washington, D. C., student officer, Instructor and Director, Army War College, Aug. 15, 1913, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, April 26, 1914)

(Member of General Staff, Oct. 13, 1914, to Jan. 9, 1917)

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Jan. 9, 1917; (at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., commanding Maneuver Camp, Aug. 5‑26, 1914; in charge of organization of Officers' Reserve Training Corps, Southern Department, Jan. 14 to April 1, 1917; at Camp Stewart, Texas, commanding 5th Cavalry and 3rd Brigade, Provisional Cavalry Division, April 3 to July 8, 1917; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., commanding 25th Cavalry, July 12 to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 21, 1917; at Camp Kearny, Cal., commanding 78th Infantry Brigade, Aug. 24 to Sept. 25, 1917; commanding 40th Division, Sept. 26 to

(Major-General, National Army, Nov. 28, 1917)

Dec. 4, 1917; at Camp Greene, N. C., Dec. 11, 1917; organized 4th Division (Regular) and commanded same to Aug. 24, 1918; en route to France, May 3 to 17, 1918; participated in Allied drive from the Marne to the Vesle, July 21 to Aug. 13, 1918; commanded 5th Corps, 1st Army, American Expeditionary Force, Aug. 25 to Oct. 11, 1918; participated in reduction of St. Mihiel salient and in drive west of the Meuse; en route to U. S., Oct. 27 to Nov. 4, 1918; at Camp Gordon, Ga., commanding Camp, Nov. 7, 1918, to May 1, 1919;

(Returned to Grade of Colonel, May 15, 1919)

at Fort Riley, Kans., Commandant of the Cavalry School, May 19, 1919, to

Vol. VII
p201
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916.

Major-General, National Army, Nov. 28, 1917.

Returned to Grade of Colonel, May 15, 1919.

At Fort Riley, Kans., Commandant of the Cavalry School, May 19, 1919, to Sept. 1, 1921; at Hartford, Conn., Chief of Staff, 76th Division (Organized Reserves), to July 31, 1924.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 31, 1924,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Vol. VIII
p66
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., July 31, 1924.

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Vol. IX
p47
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 31 Jul 24

Maj Gen Ret 21 Jun 30.

Died, Jan. 28, 1944, at Staunton, Va.: Aged 83.

Portrait and obituary in West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Cameron's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.


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