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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III
p383
3053

(Born Va.)

David C. Shanks

(Ap'd Va.)

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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., 18th Infantry, June 15, 1884.

p384 Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Maginnis, Mon., Oct. 1, 1884, to May 28, 1885, — Ft. Gibson, I. T. (on Department of Missouri Rifle Team in 1885 and 1886, on sick leave, May 25 to June 25, 1887, and on leave of absence, to Sep. 24, 1887, and June 25 to Sep. 23, 1889), to Oct. 14, 1889, — and Ft. Clark, Tex., to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

Vol. IV
p396
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 18th Infantry, June 22, 1890)

Served: (Adjutant, 18th Infantry) In Department of Texas from Sept. 13, 1890 to June 3, 1894. — On college duty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va., Sept. 1, 1894 to April 30, 1898. — On duty as Mustering Officer, Quartermaster, and Commissary, at Richmond, Va., from May 1, 1898 to Feb. 1, 1899.

(Captain of Infantry, 18th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

(Major, 2d Virginia Volunteer Infantry, June 1, 1898)

(Honorably Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Dec. 16, 1898)

— With 18th Infantry at Iloilo, Philippine Islands, from March 25, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p364
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: With 18th Infantry in island of Panay, P. I., March 25, 1899 to Oct., 1901; with 18th Infantry at Fort Douglas, Utah and Fort Logan, Colorado, to April 1, 1903; with 18th Infantry (Regimental Quartermaster), at Tacloban, Leyte, P. I., April 1, 1903 to July 1, 1903; with Civil Government, Philippine Islands, as Governor, Province Cavite, July 1, 1903 to Oct. 1, 1905.

(Major, 4th Infantry, Nov. 4, 1904)

— With 4th Infantry at Fort Slocum, New York, and Fort MacKenzie, Wyo., Nov. 5, 1905 to March 5, 1908; with 4th Infantry at Camp Jossman, Guimaras, P. I., March 5, 1908 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p388
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(David Cary Shanks, Born April 6, 1861.)

Military History. —

Major, 4th Infantry, Nov. 5, 1904.

Served with 4th Infantry at Fort Slocum, N. Y., and Fort MacKenzie, Wyo., Nov. 5, 1905, to Mar. 5, 1908; with 4th Infantry at Camp Jossman, Guimaras, P. I., March 5, 1908, to July 8, 1909; at Recruit Depot, Columbus Bks., Ohio, and at Fort Logan, Col., Aug. 20, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, March 11, 1911)

June 1, 1912; on leave to Oct. 4, 1912; at Fort Thomas, Ky., Oct. 4, 1912, to Jan. 3, 1913; at School for Field Officers, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 6 to March 20, 1913; detailed as Inspector General, March 11, 1913; Inspector Western Department, April 3 to Sept. 6, 1913; in office of Inspector-General, Washington, D. C., to

(Colonel of Infantry, Aug. 4, 1914)

Sept. 4, 1914; Inspector, Western Department, San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 9, 1914, to Aug. 5, 1915; en route to Philippines, Aug. 5 to Sept. 2, 1915; Inspector, Philippine Department, Sept. 2, 1915, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., May 15, 1917)

June 15, 1917; en route to U. S., June 15 to July 14, 1917; Commanding General, Port of Embarkation, Aug. 1, 1917, to

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

Sept. 9, 1918; at Camp Kearny, Cal., commanding 16th Division, (Regulars), Sept. 20 to Nov. 30; at Hoboken, N. J., Commanding General, p389Port of Embarkation, Dec. 5, 1918, to April, 1920; at Camp Gordon, Ga., commanding 5th Division, May 1, 1920, to ––––

(Major-General, U. S. A., July 2, 1920)

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For especially meritorious and conspicuous service in the administration of the Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, N. J., in connection with the shipment of troops overseas."

Vol. VII
p217
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Brigadier-General, May 15, 1917.

Major-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

At Camp Gordon, Ga., commanding 5th Division, May 1, 1920, to

Returned to Grade of Brigadier-General, July 2, 1920.

Major-General, Recess Appointment, July 2, 1920.

Aug. 27, 1920; at Boston, Mass., commanding 1st Corps Area, Sept. 1, 1920, to

Major-General, U. S. A., Mar. 6, 1921.

July 1, 1921; at Camp Dix, N. J., commanding Camp and 1st Division, July 1 to Nov. 7; Pall bearer at burial of Unknown Soldier, Nov. 11; at Washington, D. C., President of Board for examination of subject of promotions, Nov. 17, 1921, to July 12, 1922; at Atlanta, Ga., commanding 4th Corps Area, July 13, 1922, to Nov. 27, 1924; (at Washington, D. C., and at Marion, Ohio, Pall bearer at funeral of President Harding, Aug. 5‑7, 1923).

p218 Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 17, 1925,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Awarded

Navy Distinguished Service Medal.

Aug. 19, 1919: "His inexhaustible energy, close cooperation with the Navy, and excellent judgment in deciding questions of policy contributed greatly to the successful transportation of troops from the port of Hoboken during the prosecution of the world war against the Central Empires."

Civil History: — Governor Cavite Province, P. I., July 8, 1903 to Sept. 26, 1905; author of "Management of the American Soldier" — 200,000 copies published by Thos. F. Ryan in 1918 for gratuitous distribution to officers of our army; "As They Passed Through the Port" — 1927; "Golf Stories", Golf Illustrated, Nov. 1928; "Indian Territory Incidents," National Sportsman, Mar., Apr., May, 1929; "Hunting Tales of the Old Army," Forest and Stream, 1929.

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

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Jan. 17, 1925.

Died, Apr. 10, 1940, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 79.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1940.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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