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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1892

Vol. IV
p534
3462

(Born Wis.)

Louis Ray Burgess

(Ap'd Ia.)

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Born Salem, WI.a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 16, 1888, to June 11, 1892, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Add. Second Lieut. of Artillery, 5th Artillery, June 11, 1892)

(Second Lieut. of Artillery, 5th Artillery, Nov. 28, 1892)

Served: At Fort Canby, Wash., Oct. 1, 1892 to June 24, 1894. — Alcatraz Island, June 25 to Sept. 30, 1894. — Presidio of San Francisco (Light Artillery), Oct. 1, 1894 to Oct. 12, 1896; Fort Riley, Kan., Oct. 13, 1896 to March 16, 1898. — Savannah, Ga., March 17 to April 22, 1898. — Chickamauga Park, Ga., April 23 to 29, 1898. — Tampa, Fla., with Light Battery, April 30 to June 8. — Quartermaster, Light Artillery Brigade, General W. F. Randolph commanding. — With Siege Battery, June 9 to Aug. 16. — Heavy Battery, Sandy Hook, N. J., Aug. 17 to Sept. 1. — Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., Sept. 1 to Oct. 13. — General recruiting service, New Haven, Ct., Oct. 14, 1898 to ––––

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 5th Artillery, March 2, 1899)

Vol. V
p485
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: General recruiting service, New Haven, Ct., Oct. 14, 1898 to April 2, 1899; joined Light Battery F, 5th U. S. Artillery, en route to Manila, P. I., April 3, 1899; Quartermaster and Commissary, Transport Newport, April 14, 1899 to June 9, 1899; wounded in action against Filipinos, near Imus, P. I., Oct. 3, 1899; Aide to Brigadier-General J. M. Bell, 3d District, Department of Southern Luzon, Nueva Caceres, P. I., June 2 to July 12, 1900; China Relief Expedition, Aug. 5, 1900 to May 15, 1901; commanded Light Battery F, 5th Artillery, Pekin, China, Aug. 15 to Nov. 12, 1900.

(Captain, Artillery Corps, July 1, 1901)

— Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., commanding 105th Company, Coast Artillery, Aug. 11, 1901 to Dec. 31, 1903; Commissary and Treasurer, Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 24, 1901 to Sept. 25, 1903; Adjutant Artillery District of San Francisco, Cal., and post of Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 1, 1904 to June 30, 1906; Ordnance Officer, Artillery District of San Francisco, Cal., and post of Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., April 14, 1904 to Dec. 31, 1905; School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, N. Y. July 1, 1906 to Aug. 11, 1907; Ordnance Officer, Artillery District of New London and post of Fort H. G. Wright, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1907 to Jan. 24, 1908; Artillery Engineer, Artillery District of New London and post of Fort H. G. Wright, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1907 to Jan. 28, 1909; detached service at Fort Moultrie, S. C., Sept. 24, 1908 to Oct. 2, 1908; Adjutant, Artillery District of New London, Ct., Nov. 16, 1908 to Dec. 18, 1908.

Vol. VI
p622
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born March 22, 1871.)

Military History. —

(Captain, Artillery Corps, July 1, 1901)

At Fort H. G. Wright, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1908, to Oct. 30, 1909; (Adjutant, Artillery District of New London, Conn., Nov. 16 to Dec. 18, 1908; District Artillery Engineer, Jan. 28 to Sept. 2, 1909; commanding company, March 24 to Oct. 30, 1909); at Fort Morgan, Ala., commanding Post and Coast Defenses of Mobile, Nov. 1, 1909,

(Major, Coast Artillery Corps, Dec. 4, 1909)

to Nov. 30, 1913; (at Galveston, Texas, commanding 3rd Battalion, 2nd Provisional Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps, March 17 to June 14, 1911); Material Officer, Pacific Coast Artillery District, Dec. 5, 1913, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1916)

p623 Oct. 15, 1916; commanding Fort Winfield Scott, Cal., and Coast Defenses of San Francisco, Oct. 16 to Nov. 12, 1916; at Fort Terry, N. Y., commanding Post, Nov. 17, 1916, to

(Colonel, Temporary, Coast Artillery Corps, Aug. 5, 1917)

Sept. 15, 1917; commanding Coast Defenses of Long Island Sound, Sept. 16, 1917, to March 26, 1918; organized 56th Regiment C. A. C. Dec. 19, 1917; sailed for France March 28, 1918; commanded regiment in France to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, May 27, 1918)

Aug. 13, 1918; commanded 31st Artillery Brigade to Sept. 12, 1918; commanded 57th Regiment, C. A. C., to Nov. 11, 1918; returned to U. S. Nov. 29, 1918; commanded Coast Defenses of Eastern New York, Dec. 10, 1918, to Jan. 5, 1919; commanded Coast Defenses of Southern New York, Jan. 6, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
p338
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, May 27, 1918.

Commanded Coast Defenses of Southern New York, Jan. 6, 1919, to Aug. 15, 1919; at Washington Barracks, D. C., General Staff College, Aug. 16, 1919, to Jan. 23, 1920; at Boston, Mass., Port and Zone Transportation Officer, North Eastern Department, Jan. 24, 1920, to Aug. 15, 1920 and Materiel Officer, North Atlantic Coast Artillery District, Aug. 16, 1920, to March 14, 1921; commanding Coast Defenses Southern New York, March 15, 1921, to Nov. 30, 1921; at Fort Kamehameha, T. H., commanding Coast Defenses of Pearl Harbor, Jan., 1922, to Aug., 1924; Inspector Hawaiian Coast Artillery District, Aug., 1924, to Jan. 13, 1925; at Erie, Pa., duty with Organized Reserves, 3rd Corps Area, Feb. 26, 1925 to ––––

Vol. VIII
p87
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Col., C. A. C., May 27, 1918.)

At Erie, Pa., Org. Res., 3d C. A., Feb. 26, 1925 to Oct. 17, 1930; at Ft. Mills, P. I., H. D. M. & S. Bay, to Dec. 13, 1932; at Salt Lake City, Utah, Retg. Off., to July 28, 1934.

(Col., Ret., Sept. 30, 1934. Disability in Line of Duty.)

Died, Dec. 17, 1938, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 67.

Awarded Purple Heart and one Oak Leaf Cluster.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Burgess's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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