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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III
p382
3047

(Born Ind.)

George Oscarº Cress

(Ap'd Ind.)

27

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., 7th Cavalry, June 15, 1884.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Meade, Dak., Sep. 30, 1884 (on Rifle Competition in Aug., 1885), to Oct. 5, 1886, — Ft. Yates, Dak. (on Rifle Competition in Aug., 1887), to May 19, 1888, — and on the march to and at Ft. Sill, I. T., to June 4, 1889; and as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., July 1, 1889, to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

Vol. IV
p394
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., 1889‑93;

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, April 20, 1891)

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

Fort Walla Walla, Wash., July 20, 1893 to May 20, 1897. — Commanding Troop D, 4th Cavalry, from Oct. 22, 1895 to June 15, 1898, and Dec. 23, 1898 to –––––; En route to Yellowstone National Park, May 20 to June 26, 1897. — In command of Camp Lower Geyser Basin until Oct. 5. — At Post Fort Yellowstone, Wyo., Oct. 6, 1897 to –––––; Quartermaster and Commissary since Oct. 1, 1897. — Acting Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, May 18 to July 12, 1898.

(Captain of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, July 1, 1899)

Vol. V
p362
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: En route to Philippine Islands, July 1, Oct. 14, 1899; commanding Troop G, 4th U. S. Cavalry, Oct. 23, 1899 to Feb. 14, 1900, with General Lawton in Northern Luzon.

(Regimental Quartermaster, Feb. 14, 1900 to Feb. 13, 1904)

— Constructing Quartermaster, Fort Riley, Kan., fall of 1900 to Sept. 14, 1904; Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Michigan Military Academy, Orchard Lake, Mich., Sept. 14, 1904, Sept. 1, 1908; at Fort Snelling, Minn., to –––––.

Vol. VI
p385
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Sept. 18, 1862.)

Military History. —

Captain, 4th Cavalry, July 1, 1889.

At Fort Snelling, Minn., October, 1908, to June, 1910; at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, June, 1910, to

(Major, 10th Cavalry, March 3, 1911)

1911; at Fort Riley, Kans., taking Field Officers' Course in School of Equitation, Oct. 8 to Dec. 14, 1912;

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, Feb. 1, 1913)

in Philippines with 8th Cavalry, March 13, 1913, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, Sept. 4, 1914)

Nov. 14, 1915;

(Inspector-General, by Detail, Dec. 1, 1915)

at Hdqrs. Southern Department, San Antonio, Texas, Department Inspector, May 18 to June 13, 1916; Division Inspector with Punitive Expedition into Mexico, June 19, 1916, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Feb. 5, 1917; at El Paso, Texas, District Inspector, El Paso District, Feb. 7 to May 27, 1917; at Hdqrs., Southern Department, San Antonio, p386Texas, Department Inspector, May 29 to October, 1917; at Camp Grant, Ill., Camp Inspector, Oct. 19, 1917, to Jan. 26, 1918;

(Assigned to 306th Cavalry, National Army, Jan. 25, 1918)

at Fort Clark, Texas, organizing 306th Cavalry, Jan. 26 to

(Transferred to 49th Field Artillery, Aug. 6, 1918)

Aug. 16, 1918; by orders dated Aug. 6, 1918, this regiment was converted into two regiments of Artillery, to one of which, the 49th Field Artillery, he was assigned; at Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, Texas, commanding 49th Field Artillery and 17th Artillery Brigade, Aug. 17 to Sept. 28, 1918; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, at School of Fire for Field Artillery, Sept. 28 to

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

Nov. 9, 1918; at Camp Travis, Texas, commanding 165th Depot Brigade, Nov. 22, 1918, to –––––.

Vol. VII
p216
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918.

At Camp Travis, Tex., commanding 165th Depot Brigade, Nov. 22, 1918, to Mar. 1, 1919;

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Mar. 1, 1919.

at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Inspector-Instructor, National Guard of Texas, Mar. 1 to June 1, and Militia Affairs Officer, Southern Department, June 1 to Oct. 10; at Columbus Bks., Ohio, commanding post, Oct. 18, 1919, to Mar. 1, 1921; at St. Louis, Mo., commanding General Intermediate Depot, Mar. 5, 1921, to Mar. 1, 1923; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., commanding U. S. Disciplinary Bks., Mar. 6, 1923, to Sept. 18, 1926.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 18, 1926,a
By Operation of Law.

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

Vol. VIII
p68
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Sept. 18, 1926,

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Vol. IX
p48
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 18 Sep 26;

Brig Gen Ret 21 Jun 30

Civil History: — Mills College PO, Oakland 13 Calif

Died May 8, 1954, at Oakland, CA: Aged 91.b


Thayer's Notes:

a See the AOG obituary of Col. Isaac Lewis, p155.

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b Gen. Cress died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.


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