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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III
p376
3021

(Born N. Y.)

Irving Hale

(Ap'd Col.)

1

Born North Bloomfield, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1880, to June 15, 1884, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1884.

 p377  Served: with the Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1884 to Sep. 16, 1888, being Acting Ordnance Officer, Mar. 22, 1886, to May 25, 1887; and on special torpedo duty (testing Electric

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sep. 16, 1886)

Cables and Instruments and instructing class in Electric Measurements), 1886 and 1887; as Quartermaster of the Engineer Battalion, Apr. 30, 1887, and Instructor in Military Photography at the Engineer School of Application, Nov. 8, 1887, to Aug. 27, 1888; as Recorder of Board of Engineer Officers on Reconstruction of Aqueduct Bridge, D. C., Jan. 19‑24, 1887; on duty at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., Aug. 17 to Sep. 14, and selected, Sep. 8, 1888, as one of the competitors to represent the Division of the Atlantic upon the Army Rifle Team in the contest at Ft. Niagara; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Civil and Military Engineering, Sep. 17, 1888, to Aug. 31, 1889; on leave of absence, Sep. 1, 1889, to –––––; and as Member of Board of Engineer Officers on Test of the Patrick Auto-Mobile Controllable Torpedo, June 25, 1888.

Vol. IV
p384
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

Resigned, April 1, 1890.

Civil History. — Electrical engineer; manager, Denver office, General Electric Co., covering Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico. — Member of American Institute of Mining Engineers; Member of Colorado Scientific Society; President of Colorado Society of Sons of the American Revolution; President of Colorado Society of Army of the Philippines. — Honorary degree, E. E., by Colorado State School of Mines, 1895; honorary degree, LL. D., by University of Colorado, 1899. — Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Colorado, May 4 to Oct. 23, 1897; Colonel, 1st Regiment Infantry, National Guard of Colorado, Oct. 23 to Dec. 18, 1897; Brigadier-General, National Guard of Colorado, Dec. 18, 1897 to June 13, 1898.

Military History. —

(Colonel, 1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry, May 1, 1898)

On Philippine expedition, sailing from San Francisco, June 15, 1898. — Participated in campaign against Manila and in the capture of the city, Aug. 13, 1898.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 13, 1898)

based on following recommendation: "For gallant and distinguished  p385 services in constructing the trenches, personally reconnoitering the ground in his front, clearing the ground during the night preceding the attack, and leading his regiment during the assault of Aug. 13. Colonel Hale is quell qualified by ability, education, and experience for the rank of Brigadier-General. He has maintained his regiment in a high state of efficiency and discipline, and has taken the lead in reconnaissances, constructing trenches, and other military work of preparing for the attack, to which in a large measure is due the result of capturing Manila with such slight loss." — Commanded 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 8th Army Corps, from Sept. 7, 1898 to July 5, 1899. — Engaged in the campaign against Filipino insurgents, Feb. 4 to July 5, 1899. — Recommended to be Major-General by brevet for "gallant and meritorious services throughout the campaign against Filipino insurgents from Feb. 4 to July 5, 1899; particularly for skill, zeal, and courage in conducting the operations of his brigade in the movements from Malolos to Calumpit, Island of Luzon, April 23 to 27, 1899." — Sailed from Manila for U. S., July 18, 1899, with former regiment, 1st Colorado Infantry, U. S. V.

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service
— at Denver, Colo. — Oct. 1, 1899)

Vol. V
p353
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Manager Rocky Mountain District, General Electric Co. — Residence, Denver, Colorado.

Vol. VI
p372
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Aug. 28, 1861)

Military History. —

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sept. 16, 1886

Resigned, April 1, 1890

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 13, 1898

Honorably Mustered Out, Oct. 1, 1899

Civil History. — Installed first successful electric car system in Denver, Colorado, 1889; at Denver, Manager, Rocky Mountain District, Edison General Electric Company; President Colorado Scientific Society, of the Army of the Philippines; member of American Institute of Mining Engineers, member of Denver Philosophical Society, contributing many papers and delivering lectures for these societies; honorary degree of LL. D. from University of Colorado; degree of Electrical Engineer from Colorado State School of Mines.

Address: 1430 Franklin Street, Denver, Colorado.

Vol. VII
p209
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 16, 1886.

Resigned, Apr. 1, 1890.

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 13, 1898.

Honorably Mustered Out, Oct. 1, 1899.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces near Calumpit, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Apr. 25, 1899."

Civil History. — Installed first successful electric car system in Denver, Colorado, 1889; at Denver, Manager, Rocky Mountain District, Edison and General Electric Company; President Colorado Scientific Society, of the Army of the Philippines; member of American Institute of Mining Engineers, member of Denver Philosophical Society, contributing many papers and delivering lectures for these societies; honorary degree of LL. D. from University of Colorado; degree of Electrical Engineer from Colorado State School of Mines; Founded "Veterans of Foreign Wars" in Denver, Dec. 12, 1899.º

Died, July 26, 1930, at Denver, Colo.: Aged 68.

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


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Hale's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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