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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III
p407
3187

(Born Ill.)

Harry E. Wilkins

(Ap'd Io.)

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Born Geneseo, IL.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1882, to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 12, 1887.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Omaha, Neb., Sep. 30, 1887, to Nov. 6, 1889; and at the Torpedo School, Willet's Point, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p443
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Willets Point, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1889 to Sept. 1, 1890. — On leave to Dec. 1, 1890. — Fort Omaha, Neb., Dec., 1890 to Feb. 26, 1894. — On duty with Iowa National Guard, Feb. 26, 1894

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 6th Infantry, March 23, 1894)

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, Aug. 3, 1896)

to Dec. 31, 1896. — (Regimental Quartermaster, 2d Infantry, July 30, 1897 to May 10, 1898.) — Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General J. C. Bates, U. S. Volunteers, May 11

(Major and Chief Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, June 20, 1898)

to July 8, 1898. — Acting Quartermaster and A. C. S. same period. — p444On duty as Assistant to Purchasing Commissary, New York, Dec. 12, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 17, 1899)

(Captain and Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers,
April 17, 1899)

(Captain of Infantry, 10th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, June 12, 1899)

Vol. V
p403
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: On duty as Assistant to Purchasing Commissary, New York, Dec. 12, 1898 to March 15, 1899; Depot Commissary, Camp Meade, Pa., March 16, 1899 to Nov. 30, 1899; on leave; with company at Fort Crook, Neb., March 15, 1900 to July 1, 1900, and at Fort Robinson, Neb., July 2, 1900 to March 4, 1901; en route to Philippine Islands, to April 17, 1901.

(Captain, Commissary, April 19, 1901 to date, from Feb. 2, 1901)

— Assistant to Chief Commissary, Philippines Division, April 19, 1901 to April 4, 1903; arrived U. S., April 28, 1903; Assistant to Commissary-General, May 30, 1903 to Sept. 3, 1904; Assistant to Purchasing Commissary, Chicago, Sept. 4, 1904 to Sept. 30, 1906.

(Major, Commissary, Oct. 6, 1905)

— Chief Commissary, Army of Cuban Pacification, Oct. 6, 1906 to March 15, 1909; Purchasing Commissary, Chicago, Ill., March 22, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p458
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Harry Eugene Wilkins, Born April 22, 1861.)

Military History. —

Major, Commissary, Oct. 6, 1905.

p459 At Chicago, Ill., Purchasing Commissary, March 22, 1909, to March, 1911; at San Antonio, Texas, Chief Commissary, Maneuver Division, March 9 to Aug. 8, 1911; at Chicago, Ill., Purchasing Commissary, August, 1911, to Oct. 31, 1912, and Depot Quartermaster, Nov. 1, 1912, to February, 1913; at Texas City, Texas, Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, 2nd Division, Feb. 25, 1913, to May 10, 1914; Chief Quartermaster, Vera Cruz Expedition, May 10 to Nov. 26, 1914; at Texas City, Texas, Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, to March 7, 1915; at Chicago, Ill., Assistant to Depot Quartermaster, March 9 to August, 1915; at Galveston, Texas, Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, 2nd Division, Aug. 24 to Sept. 15, 1915; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, Southern Department, Sept. 16, 1915, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, Sept. 22, 1916)

May 18, 1917; en route to and at Washington, D. C., to May 27, 1917; en route to France, via England, May 28 to June 13, 1917; in France, Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, American Expeditionary Force, June 13, 1917, to

(Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, National Army, March 15, 1918)

July 10, 1918; (in Paris, Chief Purchasing Officer, Quartermaster Corps, representing the Quartermaster Corps on the General Purchasing Board, American Expeditionary Force, Sept. 1, 1917, to June 7, 1918); en route to U. S. via England, June 29 to July 18, 1918; at Washington, D. C., Assistant to Quartermaster-General, July 23 to Sept. 12, 1918; at New York City, Depot Quartermaster, Sept. 20 to

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

Oct. 28, 1918, and Zone Supply Officer, Oct. 29, 1918, to

(Returned to Grade of Colonel, June 16, 1919)

(Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, Sept. 2, 1919)

Aug. 31, 1919; Assistant Zone Supply Officer to Sept. 30, 1919; at Chicago, Ill., Zone Supply Officer, Oct. 1 to 13, 1919; Assistant Zone Supply Officer to Oct. 31, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 31, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 37 Years' Service.

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service while in charge of the general supply depot, New York City."

Vol. VII
p254
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 1, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 37 Years' Service.

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

Civil History: — Executive Secretary, Iowa Bonus Board, Nov. 15, 1922 to Apr. 30, 1923; City Street Car Supervisor, Des Moines, Iowa, May 1, 1923, to July 14, 1930.

Vol. VIII
p74
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Nov. 1, 1919.

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Civil History: — Treasurer of the Des Moines Morris Plan Co., Jan., 1931 to 1940.

Vol. IX
p51
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 1 Nov 19

Brig Gen Ret 21 Jun 30.

Died, Aug. 15, 1941, at Des Moines, Ia.: Aged 80.

Portrait and obituary in West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Wilkins' birthplace is from his WPAOG obituary.


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