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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III
p373
3005

(Born Cal.)

Robert D. Walsh1

(Ap'd Cal.)a

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1878, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 22d Infantry, June 13, 1883.

Transferred to 4th Cavalry, Sep. 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Stanton, N. M., Sep. 30, 1883, to May 29, 1884, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Mar. 14, 1885, — San Carlos, Ara., and Scouting (in command of Indian Scouts), to May, 1886, being engaged against Apaches in Terrace Mountains, Mex., Sep. 22, 1885, — Ft. Huachuca, and Scouting in Arizona, to Oct. 20, 1886, — San Carlos, Ara., to Dec., 1886, — and Ft. Huachuca, Ara. (leave of absence, Apr. 4 to June 2, 1887), to July 10, 1887; in garrison at Ft. Myer, Va., to Oct. 5, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Dec. 3, 1888, — and Ft. Bowie, Ara., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p378
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Brevet First Lieutenant, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians in the Patagon Mountains, Mexico, June 6, 1886)

Served: At Fort Bowie, Ariz., to June, 1890; at Fort Walla Walla, Wash.,

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 5th Cavalry, March 16, 1891)

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, April 27, 1891)

to July 18, 1891; on leave to Sept. 17, 1891; on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Sept. 19, 1893; garrison duty at Boisé Barracks, Ida. (mustering duty in Idaho, May to June, 1898),

(Captain of Cavalry, 9th Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

to July 23, 1899.

(Major, 35th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899)

— With regiment at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., July 25 to Oct. 4, 1899. — En route to and with regiment in Philippines to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 35th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Dec. 16, 1899)

Vol. V
p348
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. —

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service as Lieut.‑Colonel, 35th Infantry, April, 1901)

— In Philippines, Jan. to Oct., 1902; Fort Walla Walla, Wash., to 1904; Fort Leavenworth, Kas., to 1908; recruiting duty, Chicago, Aug., 1908 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p361
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Robert Douglas Walsh, Born Oct. 14, 1860.)

Military History. —

Captain, 9th Cavalry, March 2, 1899.

Major, 35th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899.

At Vancouver Bks., Wash., with regiment, July 25 to Oct. 4, 1899; at San Isidro, Philippines, with regiment, Nov., 1899, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 35th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Dec. 16, 1899)

Jan. 24, 1900; at Quingua, P. I., commanding post, Jan. 25 to May 23, 1900; at Balinag, San Miguel and Quingua, P. I., May 24 to Nov. 29, 1900; at Santa Maria, P. I., commanding post, Nov. 30, 1900, to March 13, 1901; en route to U. S., March 14 to April 17, 1901;

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, May 2, 1901)

at San Francisco, Cal., on mustering duty, May 3 to July 23, 1901; at Fort Walla Walla, Wash., inspecting horses and on leave of absence, July 25 to Nov. 22, 1901; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., on recruiting duty, Nov. 27, 1901, to Jan. 20, 1902; en route to Philippines, via Suez Canal, Jan. 21 to March 21, 1902; at Manila, on detached service, March 22 to April 17, 1902; at Batangas and Bay, P. I., commanding Troop, April 18 to Sept. 15, 1902; en route to U. S. with regiment, Sept. 16 to Oct. 13, 1902; at Fort Walla Walla, Wash., commanding Troop, Oct. 23, 1902, to Oct. 19, 1904; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., commanding Troop, Oct. 23, 1904, to July 3, 1906; at Fort Riley, Kans., Chief Quartermaster, Maneuver Camp, July 4 to Sept. 24, 1906; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., commanding Troop, Sept. 25, 1906, to July 20, 1908; at Chicago, Ill., on general recruiting service, Aug. 1, 1898, to

(Transferred to 13th Cavalry, Feb. 10, 1909)

(Major, 11th Cavalry, Feb. 26, 1910)

Jan. 3, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Army Service Schools, Jan. 6 to March 22, 1911; at San Antonio, Texas, commanding Squadron, March 25 to Aug. 8, 1911; at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, Aug. 15, 1911, to June 25, 1912; at Governor's Island, N. Y., on detached service, and on leave of absence, Aug. 3 to Oct. 7, 1912; at Fort Riley, Kans., student officer at Mounted Service School, Oct. 9 to Dec. 16, 1912; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., commanding Squadron, Dec. 19, 1912, to March 26, 1913; on leave of absence and en route to Philippines, March 27 to

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, May 1, 1913)

July 18, 1913; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., with regiment, July 20, 1913, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 8th Cavalry, April 30, 1914)

Nov. 14, 1914; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., with regiment, Nov. 18, 1914, to Aug. 14, 1915; en route to U. S. with regiment, Aug. 15 to Sept. 12, 1915; at Fort Bliss, Texas, with regiment, Sept. 24, 1915, to April 5, 1916; at New York City, on general recruiting service, April 10, 1916, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

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

 p363  Aug. 23, 1917; at Camp Beauregard, La., commanding 76th Infantry Brigade, Aug. 25 to Oct. 20, 1917, and commanding 78th Infantry Brigade, Oct. 21 to Nov. 4, 1917; en route to France, Nov. 5, 1917; Commanding General at St. Nazaire, France, Dec. 1, 1917, to July 28, 1918; with Transportation Department, A. E. F., July 28 to Nov. 6, 1918; Commanding General, Bordeaux, to March, 1919; assigned to 163rd Infantry Brigade, March, 1919, and returned with Brigade to U. S., May 22, 1919.

Honorably Discharged as Brigadier-General, N. A., Only, June 1, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 30, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 41 Years' Service.

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. In command of the important base ports of St. Nazaire and Bordeaux, France, and as deputy director general of transportation, his services have been characterized by exceptional ability, energy, and devotion to duty."

Vol. VII
p203
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 30, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 41 Years' Service.

Died, Aug. 15, 1928, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 67.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., (Posthumously) Aug. 15, 1928,
Act of June 21, 1930.

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

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Judge Michael Walsh, of California.


Thayer's Note:

a In Gen. Walsh's AOG obituary, written by a classmate, it is stated that though born in California, he was appointed from Nevada.


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