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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1891

Vol. III
p509
3386

(Born Ten.)

John Stephen Sewell

(Ap'd Ky.)

2

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 16, 1887 to June 12, 1891, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 12, 1891)

Military History. — Served: At Willets Point, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1891 to July 20, 1893; at Washington, D. C., from July 20, 1893

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sept. 18, 1894)

to March 30, 1897 (on duty in connection with the erection of public buildings);

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 25, 1895)

at Boston, Mas., from April 1, 1897

(Major, 1st U. S. Volunteer Engineers, May 31, 1898)

to July 10, 1898 (fortifications); in the field, July 10 to Nov. 24, 1898; in the Engineer Department, Washington, D. C., Dec. 26, 1898 to –––––; Served with the regiment at Peekskill, N. Y., and in Puerto Rico.

(Honorably Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 25, 1899)

Vol. V
p459
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In the Engineer Department, Washington, D. C., Dec. 26, 1898 to March, 1899; with regiment at Peekskill, N. Y., and in Puerto Rico.

(Lieut.‑Colonel 1st U. S. Volunteer Engineers, Jan. 23, 1899)

— In charge of erection of Public Buildings in Washington, D. C. (new Government Printing Office, Engineer School, War College, new Agricultural Department, new buildings at U. S. Soldiers' Home), March, 1899 to June 15, 1907; on leave, June 15, 1907 to Jan. 31, 1908.

(Resigned, Jan. 31, 1908)

Civil History. — While on leave and since resignation and General Manager, Alabama White Marble Co., Gantt's Quarry, Alabama.

Vol. VI
p572
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Jan. 16, 1869.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 25, 1895.

Major, 1st U. S. Volunteer Engineers, May 31, 1898.

Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st U. S. Volunteer Engineers, Jan. 21, 1899.

Honorably Mustered Out, Jan. 24, 1899.

Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 2, 1901.

Major, Corps of Engineers, June 9, 1907.

Resigned, Jan. 31, 1908.

Vice-President and General Manager, Alabama Marble Co., from date of resignation to

(Major, Engineer Officers' Reserve Corps, January, 1917)

May 5, 1917, when he was called to active service to organize and command 7th Regiment Reserve Engineers (afterwards designated as the 17th Engineers, Rwy., a railroad construction regiment); reported May 7, 1917;

(Colonel of Engineers, National Army, July 6, 1917)

en route, Atlanta, Ga., to Le Havre, France, via New York and Liverpool, July 26 to Aug. 17, 1917; at St. Nazaire, France, Aug. 19; commanding regiment and in charge of all construction work in Base Section No. 1, A. E. F., France, to July 29, 1918; commanding Base Section No. 1, July 29, 1918, to Feb. 20, 1919, when he was sent to Rotterdam to organize new base, afterwards called Base Section No. 9, with main Hdqrs. at Antwerp, Belgium; commanded Base Section No. 9 to June 30, 1919; returned to U. S., landing in New York July 22; mustered out of service at Camp Gordon, Ga., Aug. 14, 1919.

Made Officer of the Legion of Honor, French; Officer of the Order of Leopold, Belgian.

Vol. VII
p314
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Major, Corps of Engineers, June 9, 1907.

Resigned, Jan. 31, 1908.

Major, Engineer Officers' Reserve Corps, Jan. ––––– 1917.

Commanding Officer, 17th Engineers Railway, May 7, 1917, to

Colonel of Engineers, National Army, July 6, 1917.

Aug. 1, 1918;

Honorably Discharged, Aug. 14, 1919.

Colonel, Engineer Reserves, Dec. 3, 1919.

at Birmingham, Ala., Chief of Ordnance District, since Sept. 8, 1925.

Officer of the Legion of Honor, French; Officer of the Order of Leopold, Belgium.

Civil History: — Vice President and General Manager, Alabama Marble Co., Jan. 31, 1908, to Jan. 1, 1920; President, Alabama Marble Company since Jan. 1, 1920; appointed Director of Exhibits of the Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, Jan. 1, 1931, to ––––

Address: (Residence) 2801 Mountain Ave., Birmingham, Ala.

Vol. VIII
p83
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj, C. E., June 9, 1907.

Resigned, Jan. 31, 1908.

Died, Apr. 20, 1940, at Brevard, N. C.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1941.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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