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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1886

Vol. III
p401
3148

(Born Mis.)

Walter H. Gordon

(Ap'd La.)

52

Born Artonish, MS.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1882, to July 1, 1886, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 12th Infantry, July 1, 1886.

Served: in garrison at Madison Barracks, N. Y., Sep. 23, 1886, to July 25, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. Yates, N. Dak., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p430
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: at Fort Yates, N. D., to Nov. 19, 1890; under instruction at the Torpedo School, Willet's Point, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1890 to Oct. 1, 1891; garrison duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 4, 1891

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 18th Infantry, Nov. 30, 1892)

to June 6, 1893; on duty at Chicago, Ill., with the World's Columbian Exposition, June 16, 1893 to March 31, 1894; garrison duty at Fort Bliss, Tex., May 2 to Sept. 10, 1894; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 14, 1894 to Sept. 1, 1895; garrison duty at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., to Dec. 16, 1896; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Delaware College, Newark, Del., Jan. 26, 1897 to April, 1898; on mustering duty in Delaware to June, 1898;

(Major, 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry, June 29, 1898)

(Colonel, 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 21, 1898)

with regiment at Middletown, Del., June to Aug. 20, 1898, at Camp Meade, Pa., to Oct. 3, 1898, and at Wilmington, Del., until

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Nov. 16, 1898)

— On leave, Dec. 2, 1898 to Jan. 25, 1899;

(Captain of Infantry, 18th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

en route to and with regiment in the Philippines to ––––

Vol. V
p393
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: En route to join regiment (18th Infantry), in Philippine Islands, Jan. 16 to March 25, 1899 Quartermaster and Commissary, U. S. A. Transport Senator, Jan. 26 to March 23, 1899.

(Captain, 18th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

— With regiment, commanding company, March 25, 1899 to Nov. 8, 1899; participated in campaign against insurgents on Island of Panay, from March 25, 1899 to Sept. 16, 1901; absent, sick in United States, from Aug. 7, 1900 to Dec. 6, 1900; en route to join regiment, Dec. 7, 1900 to Feb. 23, 1901; Quartermaster and Commissary, U. S. A. Transport Thyra, Dec. 13, 1900 to Feb. 20, 1901; joined regiment at Iloilo, Panay, P. I., Feb. 23, 1901; on D. S., commanding Detachment of Mounted Scouts, 18th Infantry, Nov. 9, 1899 to June 23, 1900, and from Feb. 23, 1901 to Sept. 10, 1901; with regiment, commanding company, from Sept. 10, 1901 to May 11, 1903; at Iloilo, Panay, P. I., Sept. 11 to 15, 1901; en route to Fort D. A. Russell, Sept. 16 to Oct. 24, 1901; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Oct. 25, 1901 to March 18, 1903; (with regiment at Fort Riley maneuvers, Sept. 20, Oct. 9, 1902); en route to Philippine Islands, March 19 to May 5, 1903; at Camp Bumpus, Leyte, May 6 to 11, 1903; on D. S., at Iloilo, P. I., Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters, Department of the Visayas, May 12, 1903 to May 5, 1904; Regimental Adjutant, May 6, 1904 to Nov. 30, 1907; at Camp Bumpus, P. I., May 6, 1904 to Jan. 4, 1905; en route to Fort Leavenworth, Kas., Jan. 5 to Feb. 27, 1905; at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., Feb. 28, 1905 to Sept. 29, 1907; (maneuvers, Fort Riley, Kas., July 19, 1906 to Sept. 30, 1906); en route to Philippine Islands, Sept. 30 to Nov. 3, 1907; absent, sick in Division Hospital and at Los Banos, Nov. 4 to Nov. 30, 1907; detailed on General Staff, Nov. 25, 1907; resigned appointment of Regimental Adjutant, Nov. 30, 1907; sick in hospital, Los Banos, Dec. 1 and 2, 1907; at Headquarters, Philippines Division, in Office of the Chief of Staff, Dec. 3, 1907 to –––––; in charge of the Military Information Division, Feb. 15, 1908 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p436
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Walter Henry Gordon, Born June 24, 1863.)

Military History. —

Captain, 18th Infantry, March 2, 1899.

At Hdqrs. Philippines Division, in office of Chief of Staff, Dec. 3, 1907, to Feb. 14, 1908; in charge of Military Information Division, Feb. 15 to Nov. 14, 1908; en route to Washington, D. C., Nov. 15 to Dec. 24, 1908; at Army War College, with Military Information Division, General Staff, Dec. 25, 1908, to

(Major, 2d Infantry, March 23, 1909)

(Transferred to 18th Infantry, April 15, 1909)

May 2, 1909; sick May 3, 1909, to March 13, 1910; at Washington, D. C., in office of Inspector-General, March 14 to April 1, 1910;

(Inspector-General, by Detail, April 2, 1910)

at St. Paul, Minn., Inspector-General, Department of Dakota, April 3, 1910, to July 4, 1911; at Washington, D. C., in office of Inspector-General, July 26, 1911, to Aug. 14, 1913, when he was relieved from detail as Inspector-General;

(Assigned to 3d Infantry, Aug. 15, 1913)

student officer, Army War College, Aug. 15, 1913, to June 30, 1914; on leave of absence to July 31, 1914; at Madison Bks., N. Y., commanding 3rd Infantry, Aug. 1 to 1914;º en route to Plattsburg Bks., N. Y., and return, commanding regiment during maneuvers, Aug. 20 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Infantry, Sept. 13, 1914)

Oct. 3, 1914; at Madison Bks., with 3rd Infantry, to Aug. 20, 1915;

(Transferred to 27th Infantry, Sept. 1, 1915)

on leave of absence to Sept. 30, 1915; en route to Philippines to Nov. 5, 1915; at Manila, with 8th Infantry, commanding Cuartel de España, Nov. 6, 1915, to March 5, 1916, and with 27th Infantry, March 6 to

(Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

July 31, 1916; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., organized 31st Infantry, and on duty with same, Aug. 1, 1916, to June 29, 1917;

(Transferred to 15th Infantry, June 30, 1917)

en route to Tientsin, China, June 30 to July 6, 1917; at Tientsin, commanding 15th Infantry, July 7 to

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

Aug. 31, 1917, and commanding Post and China Expedition, Aug. 14 to Sept. 13, 1917; en route to Camp Meade, Md., Sept. 14 to Oct. 17, 1917; at Camp Meade, commanding Depot Brigade, Oct. 18 to Dec. 27, 1917; p437at Chickamauga Park, Ga., commanding 10th Infantry Brigade, 5th Division, Jan. 1 to April 14, 1918; en route to Brest, France, via Hoboken, N. J., to May 1, 1918; in France, commanding 10th Infantry Brigade, May 1 to Aug. 26, 1918; in Training Area, Bar-sur‑Aube, May 2 to 31; on Vosges front, Hdqrs. at Moosch, under 7th French Army, 33rd French Corps, and 77th French Division, June 1 to 14; with Hdqrs. at Le Collet, under 21st French Division, June 15 to July 14; at St. Dié, under 5th American Division, 7th French Army, 33rd French Corps, July 15 to

(Major-General, U. S. A., Aug. 8, 1918)

Aug. 26; in command of troops, Frapelle engagement, Aug. 17 to 24; assigned to and commanded 6th Division, from Aug. 27, 1918; at Remiremont, Vosges, under 7th French Army, 33rd French Corps, Aug. 27 to Sept. 3; at Gérardmer, Vosges, Sept. 4 to Oct. 12; attached to 1st French Army Corps, Oct. 1; assigned to 1st American Army, Oct. 31; in Remiremont Training Area, Oct. 13 to 26; Reserve of 1st American Army Corps at Beauchamp Farm, Argonne, Oct. 27 to Nov. 1; Reserve of 1st American Army Corps in Meuse-Argonne operations, from Beauchamp Farm to Artaise and Stonne; attached to 5th American Corps in Argonne; en route from Artaise and Stonne to Champ Mahaut, Nov. 9 to 11; attached to 2nd French Colonial Corps at Verdun, Nov. 11 to 21; assigned to 8th American Army Corps, 1st American Army, Nov. 21, 1918; en route from Verdun to 14th Training area, Nov. 22 to Dec. 6; in 14th Training Area, with Hdqrs. at Aignay-le‑Duc, from Dec. 7, 1918, to ––––

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As brigade commander of the 10th Infantry Brigade, he showed great energy and zeal in the conduct of his brigade during the major part of its maneuvers. Later, as division commander of the 6th Division, by his painstaking efforts, he brought his division to a marked state of efficiency, rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces."

Vol. VII
p242
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1916.

Major-General, U. S. A., Aug. 8, 1918.

In 14th Training Area, with Headquarters at Aignay-le‑Duc, Dec. 7, 1918, to Apr. 26, 1919; with Army of Occupation at Bad Bertrich, Germany, commanding p243Sixth Division in Fifth Corps to May 25; at Brest and en route to New York in command of Sixth Division, to June 15, 1919;

Returned to Grade of Colonel, June 15, 1919.

at Fort George Wright, Wash., commanding 21st Infantry to

Inspector-General, by Detail, Oct. 11, 1919.

Oct. 16, 1919; at Washington, D. C., in office of Inspector-General, to

Brigadier-General, Recess Appointment, July 3, 1920.

Sept. 8, 1920; at Camp Benning, Ga., Commandant of Infantry School, Sept. 8, 1920, to

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Mar. 5, 1921.

Nov. 7, 1923; (in addition to duty as Commandant of the Infantry School, President of Single List Board from June 14, 1920, to Mar. 18, 1921 and commanding Fourth Corps Area from Oct. 26, 1921, to July 13, 1922);

Major-General, U. S. A., Nov. 7, 1923.

at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, Nov. 17, 1923, to Jan. 18, 1924; (on duty with Special Board of Officers, War Department, under Section 4, National Defense Act, Dec. 8 to Dec. 15, 1923).

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 18, 1924,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Apr. 26, 1924, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 60.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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