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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1894

Vol. IV

(Born Ky.)

James P. Harbeson

(Ap'd Ky.)


Born Louisville, KY.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, 12th Infantry, June 12, 1894)

 p581  Served: Joined 12th Infantry at Fort Yates, N. D., Oct. 1, 1894. — Moved to Fort Niobrara, Neb., with regiment, Oct., 1895. — In the field from May 1 to Oct. 25, 1897, on Progressive Military Map of the U. S. — Temporary duty, Department Headquarters, Omaha, Neb., Jan. 5 to Feb. 7, 1898.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 12th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— Went with 12th Infantry to Chickamauga and Tampa. — Quartermaster, 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps, under General Chaffee, from May 28 to Sept. 16, 1898, serving as such from the organization of the brigade at Tampa, throughout the Spanish war, and at Montauk Point until the breaking up of the brigade on Sept. 16, 1898. — Served with regiment at Jefferson Barracks as Company Commander, Commissary Officer, and in charge of Post Exchange, from Sept. 25, 1898 until the regiment went to New York for transportation to Philippine Islands. — With regiment until wounded in the battle of Zapote River, Luzon, on June 13, 1899. — On sick leave, U. S., from Aug. 13 to Sept. 6, 1899. — On recruiting duty from Sept. 6 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: On recruiting duty, from Sept. 6 to Nov. 13, 1899; rejoined regiment in the Philippines, Jan. 8, 1900; Aide-de‑camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. Franklin Bell, April 7, 1900; assigned to command of troops in Benguet Province, May 9, 1901.

(Captain, 12th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

Relieved as Aide-de‑camp, May 10, 1901, and from command in Benguet, Nov. 2, 1901; commanded 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, in Samar, Nov. 13, 1901 to March 10, 1902; at Fort Douglas, Utah, May 9, 1902; inspecting National Guard of Utah, in April and May, 1903; with regiment at maneuvers at Fort Riley, Kas., in 1903; returned to the Philippines with regiment, taking station at Camp Jossman, April 3, 1904; in campaign against Pulajanes, in Samar, with 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, from Feb. 10 to April 19, 1905; took station with 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, at Fort Porter, N. Y., May 24, 1906; attended maneuvers with regiment at Mount Gretna, Penn., July to Sept., 1906; inspecting National Guard of Pennsylvania, Jan. 28 to March 19, 1907; ordered to Fort Jay, N. Y., and appointed Regimental Quartermaster and detailed Post Quartermaster, March 22, 1907; Constructing Quartermaster, Governor's Island, N. Y., June 1, 1907; Assistant to the Chief Quartermaster, Department of the East, June 5, 1907; appointed Adjutant of the regiment, Aug. 16, 1907.

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

(James Paxton Harbeson, Born Dec. 17, 1870.)

Military History. —

Captain, 12th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901.

At Governor's Island, New York Harbor, Regimental Adjutant, 12th Infantry, Aug. 16, 1907, to April 21, 1909; at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., member of Equipment Board, April 23 to August, 1909; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., member of Equipment Board, to February, 1910; at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., testing equipment, Feb. 21 to March, 1910; at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., member of Equipment Board, to May 8, 1910; en route to Philippines and at Manila as Major of Philippine Scouts, May 8 to June, 1910; at Puerto Princesa, P. I., with 12th Battalion Philippine Scouts, June, 1910, to April 11, 1912; at Manila, on detached service, sick, on leave of absence and en route to U. S., April 12 to Dec. 2, 1912; at Plattsburg Bks., N. Y., with company, 5th Infantry, Dec. 3, 1912, to

(Assigned to 5th Infantry, Dec. 4, 1912)

Nov. 14, 1914; at Empire, Panama Canal Zone, with company, Nov. 27, 1914, to April 15, 1915; en route to Washington, D. C., and sick, April 16 to June 13, 1915; on leave of absence and en route to Panama, June 14 to

(Transferred to 14th Infantry, July 1, 1915)

(Transferred to 21st Infantry, July 22, 1915)

Aug. 12, 1915; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., with company, Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, 1915; at San Francisco, Cal., with Panama-Pacific Expedition Guard, Sept. 3 to Dec. 6, 1915; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., with company, Dec. 8, 1915, to May 10, 1916; at Yuma, Arizona, on border patrol, May 14 to

(Major of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

Sept. 22, 1916; at San Diego, Cal., with 21st Infantry, Sept. 25, 1916, to

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

Aug. 19, 1917; at Camp Dodge, Iowa, with 88th Division Trains, Aug. 25, 1917, to August, 1918; en route to France and in France with 88th Division Trains, Aug. 17, 1918, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, Sept. 18, 1918)

February, 1919; sick in France and en route to U. S. to Feb. 22; sick and on sick leave to

(Returned to Grade of Lieut.‑Colonel, Aug. 3, 1919)

Oct. 2, 1919.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 2,º 1919,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 6,º 1919,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Zapote River, Luzon, P. I., June 13, 1899."

Died, Nov. 5, 1930, at Flemingsburg, Ky.: Aged 59.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1931.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

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

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