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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1894

Vol. IV
p576
3599

(Born Ala.)

George Hensonº Estes, Jr.

(Ap'd Ga.)

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Born Eufaula, AL.a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 17, 1890, to June 12, 1894, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 20th Infantry, June 12, 1894)

Served: With regiment, in the Department of Dakota, to Oct. 12, 1894.º — Department of Missouri to Sept. 1, 1897. — At U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, Sept. 1, 1897 to April, 1898.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 20th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— Recruiting for regiment in Alabama, May, 1898. — With regiment in Cuba during the Santiago campaign, June 2 to Aug. 1, 1898. — Acting Regimental Quartermaster and Commissary, July 15, 1898 to end of campaign. — Recruiting in Alabama and Kansas, Nov. and Dec., 1898. — With regiment in Philippine Islands, Jan. 25, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p525
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: With regiment in the Philippine Islands, Jan. 25, 1899 to May, 1899 and April, 1900 to Feb., 1902; (Battalion Adjutant, May 1, 1900 to Feb., 1901).

(Captain, 20th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— In Philippines, Provost Guard duty, Manila; with regiment in Ilocos Norte, Luzon, pacification of Batangas Province, in 1901‑1902; returned to U. S. with regiment, Feb., 1902; with company at Columbus Barracks, O., to Dec., 1903, when sailed with regiment for Philippines; with regiment in Philippines, to March, 1906, when returned with it to U. S.; (Regimental Commissary, April 11, 1905); at Camp William McKinley, P. I., to June 28, 1905; at Zamboanga, P. I., to Feb. 27, 1906; at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., April, 1906 to June 3, 1906; relieved as Commissary and appointed Regimental Adjutant, Sept. 17, 1908; with regiment at Manila, P. I., July 2, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p703
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Jan. 30, 1873.)

Military History. —

Captain, 20th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901.

At Presidio of Monterey, Cal., April, 1906, to June 3, 1909; at Manila, P. I., with regiment, July 2, 1909, to Aug. 15, 1910; at Honolulu, Hawaii, with Company, Sept. 4 to Dec. 12, 1910; detailed in Subsistence Department, Dec. 1, 1910; (transferred to Quartermaster Corps, Nov. 1, 1912); at Fort Riley, Kans., at School for Bakers and Cooks, December, 1910, to March 3, 1911, when he was graduated; at San Antonio, Texas, Assistant to Chief Commissary, Maneuver Division, March 9 to Aug. 13, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Purchasing Commissary for post and for U. S. Military Prison, Aug. 14, 1911, to May 24, 1912; at West Point, N. Y., Treasurer, U. S. M. A., and Quartermaster and Commissary of Cadets, June 1 to Dec. 14, 1912; relieved by operation of law and assigned to 20th Infantry; at Fort Douglas, Utah, with 20th Infantry, to Nov. 29, 1913; on Mexican Border Service to Dec. 1, 1914; (Regimental Adjutant, p704Jan. 19, 1914; Executive Officer, Camp of Mexican Prisoners of War, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and at Fort Wingate, N. M., Jan. 19 to Sept. 26, 1914); at U. S. Military Academy, Treasurer and Quartermaster and Commissary of Cadets, Dec. 1, 1914, to

(Major of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

(Colonel of Infantry, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 5, 1917; at Camp Devens, Mass., Commander of Trains, 76th Division, Aug. 20, 1917, to Jan. 25, 1918; detailed on General Staff, Jan. 25, 1918; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff; organized Statistics Branch, General Staff, and served as its Chief and as War Department Representative, Requirements Division, War Industries, Jan. 30, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, Feb. 9, 1918)

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

Sept. 8, 1918; at Camp Travis, Texas, commanding 35th Infantry Brigade, 18th Division, and also commanding 18th Division, Sept. 16, 1918, to Feb. 14, 1919, when Division was demobilized; at Camp Upton, N. Y., commanding 152nd Depot Brigade, March 6 to April 10;

(Returned to Grade of Lieut.‑Colonel, April 10, 1919)

at New York, N. Y., with Port of Embarkation Service, April 11 to

(Colonel, Temporary, of Infantry, June 3, 1919)

Aug. 13; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Army General Staff School, Aug. 15, 1919, to ––––

(Returned to Grade of Lieut.‑Colonel, Oct. 9, 1919)

Vol. VII
p383
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Temporary, of Infantry, June 3, 1919.

At Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Army General Staff School, Aug. 15, 1919, to June 25, 1920, when he was graduated;

Returned to Grade of Lieutenant-Colonel, Oct. 9, 1919.

Colonel of Infantry, l1, 1920.

at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, Aug. 20, 1920, to June 1, 1921, when he was graduated; Inspector General's Department, June 2, 1921, to May 15, 1925; War Department General Staff, Aug. 24, 1921, to May 15, 1925; at Porto Rico, Commanding U. S. Troops, May 16, 1925, to May 15, 1928; at the Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., General Staff and Chief of Staff, 9th Corps Area, June 30, 1928, to Jan. 1, 1929;

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Jan. 2, 1929.

at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., commanding post, Jan. 2, 1929, to Sept. 7, 1929; at Fort McPherson, Ga., commanding 8th Infantry Brigade, Sept., 1929, to ––––

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action at El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Vol. VIII
p96
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Brig.‑Gen., Jan. 2, 1929.)

At Ft. McPherson, Ga., comdg. 8th Inf. Brig., Sept. 1929, to Aug., 1933; at Ft. Benning, Ga., Comdt., Inf. School, Aug. 30, 1933 to Sept. 30, 1936.

(Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Dec. 31, 1936.
Disability in Line of duty.)

Vol. IX
p63
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Brig Gen Ret 31 Dec 36

Civil History: — Clearwater Fla

Died July 2, 1969, Clearwater, Fla.: Aged 96.b1

Buried, Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, West Point, NY.b2


Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Estes' birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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b1 b2 Gen. Estes died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death, as well as his burial place, are from the WPAOG memorial article.


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