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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1885

Vol. III
p388
3073

(Born N. Y.)

Almon L. Parmerter

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Born Sep. 17, 1860, Plattsburg, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1881, to June 14, 1885, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 21st Infantry, June 14, 1885.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McKinney, Wy., Sep. 30 to Oct., 1885, — and Ft. Sidney, Neb. (leave of absence, June 12 to Aug. 10, 1886, and June 2 to Nov. 1, 1889), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p404
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In Sioux campaign, winter of 1890‑91, at Rosebud Indian Agency. — Stationed from 1890 until Sept., 1891, at Fort Sidney, Neb.; from Sept., 1891 until June, 1893, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., as Student Officer in Infantry and Cavalry School (Honor Graduate, 1893).

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 14th Infantry, Jan. 16, 1892)

(Transferred to 21st Infantry, March 14, 1892)

— Fort Sidney, Neb., in 1893 to June, 1894; Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., June, 1894 to –––––; Served in Cuba during Spanish-American war; was present with the regiment during all the operations to the surrender of Santiago, July 17, 1898. — Returned with regiment, reaching Montauk Point Aug. 21, and Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 21st Infantry, March 2, 1899)

Vol. V
p371
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

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

(Major, 16th Infantry, April 24, 1908)

(Transferred to 21st Infantry, June 19, 1908)

Vol. VI
p398
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Almon Lee Parmerter, Born Sept. 17, 1860.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 14th Infantry, Jan. 16, 1892.

Transferred to 21st Infantry, March 14, 1892.

At Plattsburg Bks., N. Y., Sept. 15, 1898, to

(Captain, 21st Infantry, March 2, 1899)

April 10, 1899; en route to Philippines with regiment, April 11 to May 11, 1899; at Manila, commanding company, May 12 to July 29, 1899; at Los Baños, P. I., commanding company, July 31 to December, 1899; at Pasay, P. I., commanding company, December, 1899, to May 11, 1900; at Manila, Supervisor of Internal Revenue Affairs, May 12 to Nov. 30, 1900, and acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of Northern Luzon, Dec. 1, 1900, to May 20, 1901; en route to U. S. and on leave of absence, May 21 to Sept. 30, 1901; at Fort Snelling, Minn., commanding company, Oct. 1, 1901, to Aug. 18, 1902; Regimental Quartermaster, Aug. 17, 1902, to Oct. 31, 1904; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Regimental Quartermaster, Nov. 5, 1904, to Jan. 31, 1905; en route to Philippines with regiment, Feb. 1 to March 2, 1905; at Camp Connell, P. I., Regimental Quartermaster, March 7, 1905, to Sept. 19, 1906; en route to U. S. with regiment, Sept. 20 to Oct. 17, 1906; at Fort Logan, Col., Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 25, 1906, to Aug. 17, 1907, and commanding company, Aug. 18, 1907, to

(Major, 16th Infantry, April 24, 1908)

May 31, 1908; commanding Battalion, June 1, 1908, to

(Transferred to 21st Infantry, June 19, 1908)

Sept. 2, 1909; en route to Philippines with regiment, Sept. 3 to Oct. 5, 1909; at Camp Keithley, P. I., commanding Battalion, Oct. 6, 1909, to February, 1911; at Ludlow Bks., P. I., commanding Battalion, February to July 27, 1911; en route to U. S. and on leave of absence, July 28 to Nov. 28, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Army Service Schools, Nov. 29, 1911, to March 23, 1912; at Washington, D. C., Inspector-instructor, National Guard of District of Columbia, April 1, 1912, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, March 3, 1914)

March 30, 1915;

(Assigned to 19th Infantry, March 30, 1915)

at Galveston, Texas, with regiment, April 9 to Sept. 3, 1915; at Del Rio, Texas, with regiment, Sept. 4, 1915, to

(Colonel, 36th Infantry, July 1, 1916)

July 8, 1916; at Brownsville, Texas, on border patrol, July 11, 1916, to March 14, 1917; at Del Rio, Texas, commanding regiment, March 16 to June 1, 1917; at Fort Snelling, Minn. commanding regiment June 6, 1917, to Aug. 11, 1918; at Camp Devens, Mass., commanding regiment, Aug. 14, 1918, to March 10, 1920.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 10,º 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 38 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p224
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 1, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 38 Years' Service.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Vol. VIII
p69
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Apr. 1, 1920.

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 1 Apr 20.

Died Sep. 10, 1946, at Great Neck, N. Y.: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Parmerter's birth data are from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.


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