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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1891

Vol. III
p510
3388

(Born Md.)

James F. McIndoe

(Ap'd Md.)

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Born Lonaconing, MD.a

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)

Served: With Battalion of Engineers and under instruction at U. S. Engineer School, Willets Point, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1891 to June 9, 1894, being Ordnance Officer of the Post, June 2, 1893 to June 9, 1894. — As Secretary of the Missouri River Commission, June 20 to Oct. 9, 1894. — As assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Biddle, Oct. 9 to Dec. 13, 1894, and to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bingham, Dec. 13, 1894

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Jan. 26, 1895)

to July 10, 1895. — In temporary charge of river and harbor improvements and of supervision of construction of bridges, Tennessee River and tributaries, July 11 to Nov. 21, 1895. — As assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Kingman, Nov. 22, 1895

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, March 31, 1896)

to Sept. 26, 1896; to Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lydecker,º Sept. 27, 1896 to April 10, 1898; to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Adams (H. M.), since April 11, 1898. — In local charge, during the Spanish-American war, of the submarine defense at the Narrows, N. Y. H. — Member of a Board of Engineer Officers for the consideration of the existing torpedo system, from March 22, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: As Assistant to Major Adams (H. M.), April 11, 1898 to Nov. 16, 1899. — Member of a Board of Engineer Officers for the consideration of the existing torpedo system, from March 22, 1899 to June 21, 1899; Assistant to Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Benyaurd, Nov. 17, 1899 to Jan. 7, 1900; to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Marshall, Jan. 8, 1900

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

to March 9, 1901; with 3d and 2d Battalions of Engineers, and Instructor at U. S. Engineer School, Willets Point, N. Y. and Washington p460  Barracks, D. C., March 9, 1901 to June 30, 1904; in charge of 4th District, improving Mississippi River, and of river and harbor improvements in Mississippi, Southern Louisiana and Eastern Texas, since July 7, 1904.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Nov. 15, 1907)

Vol. VI
p573
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(James Francis McIndoe, Born Jan. 18, 1868.)

Military History. —

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

In charge of 4th District, improvement Mississippi River, and of River and Harbor improvements in Mississippi, Southern Louisiana and Eastern Texas, July 7, 1904, to

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Nov. 15, 1907)

June 30, 1908; at Portland, Oregon, in charge of 13th Lighthouse District, July 1, 1908, to Dec. 3, 1913; en route to Philippines, Dec. 4 to Jan. 4, 1914; at Manila, Department Engineer, Jan. 5, 1914, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 28, 1915)

Nov. 14, 1915; en route to U. S. and on leave of absence, Nov. 15, 1915, to Jan. 13, 1916; at Kansas City, Mo., in charge of Engineer District, Jan. 17, 1916, to

(Assigned to 2d Engineers, May 18, 1917)

June 10, 1917; at El Paso, Texas, with Regiment, June 11 to

(Colonel, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 22, 1917; at Engineer Camp, Washington, D. C., commanding 2nd Engineers, Aug. 27 to Sept. 9, 1917; en route to France in command of 2nd Engineers, Sept. 10 to Oct. 6, 1917; on detached service, Chief Engineer, Advance Section, Services of Supply, in charge of preparation of Divisional Training Areas, including construction work for Army and Corps Schools, to March 1, 1918, when he resumed command of 2nd Engineers; commanded regiment in actions around Verdun, in battles around and at Château Thierry; Chief Engineer, 4th Corps, at Battle of St. Mihiel; Assistant to Chief Engineer, 1st Army, in battles of the Meuse and Argonne;

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 15, 1918)

 p574  Director of Military Engineering and Engineering Supplies, October, 1918, to Feb. 6, 1919; recommended for Distinguished Service Medal and for Legion of Honor, Dec. 22, 1918.

Died, Feb. 6, 1919, at Bazoilles, France: Aged 51.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.

Vol. VII
p315
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Awarded posthumously

Distinguished Service Medal.

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He rendered valuable services in bringing this unit to a high state of discipline and training which manifested itself later in all operations in which it participated. Later, as director of military engineers, a position of great responsibility, he rendered services of much worth."

Buried, Aisne-Marne Cemetery and Memorial, Belleau (Aisne), France.


Thayer's Note:

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


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