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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III
p380
3038

(Born Ark.)

De Rosey C. Cabell

(Ap'd Ark.)

18

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., 8th Cavalry, June 15, 1884.

Served: on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Sep. 30, 1884, to May 29, 1885, — conducting Recruits to Ft. Davis, Tex., to June, 1885, — Scouting in New Mexico and Arizona (wounded in Action with Indians near White House, N. M., Dec. 19, 1885), to Oct. 18, 1886 (leave of absence, to Nov. 19, 1886), — San Antonio, Tex., to October 21, 1887, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to May 17, 1888, — and on the march to and at Ft. Meade, Dak., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p390
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Meade, Dak., to July 29, 1890. — Sioux campaign, 1890. — College duty at Arkansas Industrial University, Fayetteville, Ark., to March 1, 1892.

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 5th Cavalry, April 17, 1891)

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, April 27, 1891)

 p391  — (Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 31, 1892 to July 31, 1894.) — At Little Rock, Ark.,

(Captain and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898 — Declined)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Arkansas Volunteer Infantry, May 18, 1898)

to May 29, 1898; Camp Thomas, Ga., to Sept. 9, 1898; Anniston, Ala., to Feb. 25, 1899. — Commanding 2d Arkansas Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 19 to Dec. 19, 1898. — Dallas, Tex., from Dec., 1898 to ––––

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 25, 1899)

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, April 23, 1899)

Vol. V
p359
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, July 19, 1902)

Vol. VI
p380
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(De Rosey Carroll Cabell, Born July 7, 1861)

Military History. —

Captain, 6th Cavalry, April 23, 1899

At Dallas, Texas, to Oct. 29, 1899; at Jefferson Bks., Mo., commanding Troop and post, Oct. 30, 1899, to June 26, 1900; en route to China with regiment and on duty in China, June 27, 1900, to June 11, 1901; (he commanded the only Cavalry in the American Column in the advance on Peking; was engaged in two battles and four skirmishes and was recommended by General Chaffee for Brevet Major); en route to Philippines and commanding sub‑post of Daraga, P. I., June 12 to Aug. 20, 1901; at Pasay, P. I., with regiment, Aug. 21 to Sept. 25, 1901; at San Pablo, P. I., Sept. 27, 1901, to April 24, 1902; at Santo Tomas, P. I., with regiment, April 25 to May 25, 1902; at Tanauan, P. I., May 26 to June 5, 1902; at Santo Tomas, June 7 to

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, July 19, 1902)

July 24, 1902; at Manila, sick, July 26 to Sept. 18, 1902; at Santo Tomas, Sept. 20, 1902, to June 17, 1903; on leave of absence and en route to U. S. July 1 to Aug. 10, 1903; at Fort Clark, Texas, Post Commissary, Aug. 11, 1903, to June 24, 1905; sick, June 26 to July 20, 1905; at Fort Clark, commanding Troop, July 21, 1905, to June 30, 1906; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding Troop, July 1, 1906, to Nov. 29, 1907; en route to Philippines and at Camp Stotsenburg, Nov. 30, 1907, to Dec. 31, 1909; en route to U. S. and on detached service, Jan. 1 to May 23, 1910; at Fort Walla Walla, Wash., May 24 to July 16, 1910; (commanding post, May 24 to July 1); at Fort Seward, Alaska, and at Seattle, Wash., on detached service, July 17 to

(Transferred to 12th Cavalry, June 6, 1910)

Aug. 16, 1910; at American Lake, Wash., Aug. 17 to 27, 1910; at Fort Walla Walla, Aug. 28 to Sept. 27, 1910; at Boise Bks., Idaho, on detached service, Sept. 28 to Nov. 30, 1910; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., with regiment, Dec. 1, 1910, to

(Major, 11th Cavalry, Dec. 1, 1910)

March 8, 1911; at San Antonio, Texas, commanding 3rd Squadron, March 9 to Nov. 7, 1911; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., with regiment, Nov. 10, 1911, to Jan. 4, 1912; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Army Service Schools, Jan. 5 to May 31, 1912; at Fort Oglethorpe, June 1 to Aug. 12, 1912; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, Aug. 15, 1912, to May 14, 1914; on Mexican border with regiment, May 15, 1914, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, Sept. 1, 1914)

(Assigned to 10th Cavalry, Oct. 21, 1914)

March 14, 1916; with Punitive Expedition into Mexico, Chief of Staff, March 15 to

(Colonel, 10th Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Nov. 8, 1916; at Hot Springs, Ark., sick, to Dec. 19, 1916; rejoined Punitive Expedition in Mexico and continued with it to Feb. 5, 1917; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, with 10th Cavalry, Feb. 7, 1917, to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Dec. 17, 1917)

Feb. 13, 1918; at Douglas, Arizona, commanding 3rd Cavalry Brigade, to April 30, 1918; at El Paso, Texas, commanding El Paso District to May 13, 1918; at Nogales, Arizona, commanding Nogales sub‑District to Sept. 22, 1918; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding Southern Department, Sept. 24, 1918, to

(Major-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918)

(Assigned to 4th Cavalry, July 22, 1919)

(Returned to Grade of Colonel, July 31, 1919)

 p381  July 31, 1919; at Forts Ringgold and Brown, Texas, commanding 4th Cavalry, to Aug. 16, 1920; on leave of absence to Nov. 16.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 16, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal.

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service while in command of the Arizona District of the Southern Department. He handled the delicate border situation there with firmness and sound judgment."

Vol. VII
p213
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 16, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Mar. 15, 1924, at San Diego, Calif.: Aged 62.

Major-General, U. S. A., (Posthumously) Mar. 15, 1924,
Act of June 21, 1930.a

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.


Thayer's Note:

a This line is not in the Register, but I've supplied it, since it was the law, and must therefore be an inadvertent omission: the Act provided that officers who had served at a grade higher in the National Army than the rank they regularly held, but then returned to their previous grade when the Army underwent the postwar reduction in force, saw the higher rank restored by the Act, whether they were still serving, retired, or deceased. (For posthumous examples, see Register entries #2660, #2698, #2771, #2892, #3159, #3241.)


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