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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1895

Vol. IV
p595
3659

(Born N. C.)

Benjamin T. Simmons

(Ap'd N. C.)

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(Benjamin Taylor Simmons)

Born Fairfield, NC.a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 17, 1890, to June 12, 1895, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 16th Infantry, June 12, 1895)

Served: With regiment since Sept. 30, 1895; at Fort Douglas, Utah, Sept. 30, 1895 to Oct. 10, 1896; at Fort Sherman, Ida., till Dec. 30, 1896; Fort Spokane, Wash., till Dec. 17, 1897; Fort Sherman, Ida., till April 21, 1898. — En route to Cuba till June 23, 1898. — Commanded Company D, 16th Infantry, in the assault upon San Juan Blockhouse, and during siege of Santiago, July 1 to 14, 1898.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, July 26, 1898)

— Left Cuba with regiment, Aug. 8, 1898. — At Montauk Point, L. I., till Sept. 18, 1898;

(Assigned to 16th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899)

Huntsville, Ala., till March 8, 1899; Fort Leavenworth, Kan., till April 30, 1899; Fort Crook, Neb., till May 24, 1899. — En route to the Philippine Islands till July 1, 1899. — In the field, July 5, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p546
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In the field, Philippine Islands, July 5, 1899 to Dec., 1901.

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Feb. 28, 1901)

— With regiment at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Feb., 1902 to May, 1903; in Philippines, June, 1903 to June, 1905; Fort Thomas, Ky., Jul., 1905 to Feb., 1908; in Philippines, April, 1908 to Sept., 1909; detailed member General Staff Corps, Aug. 30, 1909; Office Chief of Staff, Washington, Oct. 20, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p739
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

Military History. —

Captain, 4th Infantry, Feb. 28, 1901.

At Washington, D. C., member of General Staff Corps and in office of Chief of Staff, Oct. 20, 1909, to

(Assigned to 17th Infantry, Sept. 14, 1912)

Oct. 2, 1912; at Fort McPherson, Ga., and at Eagle Pass, Texas, with 17th Infantry, Nov. 29, 1912, to April 17, 1915; at Henry Bks., and San Juan, Porto Rico, Major, Porto Rico Regiment, May 20, 1915, to

(Major of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

July 19, 1916; at Douglas, Arizona, with 35th Infantry, Sept. 3, 1916, to Jan. 20, 1917; at Hdqrs. Southern Department, on duty connected with Reserve Officers' Training Corps, and as Inspector-General, Jan. 22 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, Temporary, Aug. 5, 1917)

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

Aug. 19, 1917; at Camp Grant, Ill., commanding 344th Infantry, Aug. 23, 1917, to June 14, 1918; at Washington, D. C., member of General Staff, June 19 to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918)

Oct. 19, 1918; at Camp Dodge, Iowa, commanding 19th Division, Oct. 25, 1918, to Feb. 9, 1919;

(Returned to Grade of Major, April 10, 1919)

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, Oct. 8, 1919)

Vol. VII
p404
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

(Born Aug. 27, 1871.)

Military History. —

Major, 35th Infantry, July 1, 1916.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918.

At Camp Dodge, Iowa, commanding 19th Division, Oct. 25, 1918, to Feb. 9, 1919; commanding 163rd Depot Brigade, Feb. 14, to Apr. 8;

Returned to Grade of Major, Apr. 10, 1919.

at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., commanding Reserve Officers Training Corps, Training Camp, May 30 to Aug. 9; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at General Staff School and at General Staff College, to

Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, Oct. 8, 1919.

Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

June 4, 1921; in Walter Reed Hospital, D. C., and on sick leave to July 3, 1922.

 p405  Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 3, 1922,
For Disability Incident to the Service.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at the battle of Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Civil History: — Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1927.

Vol. VIII
p100
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., July 3, 1922.

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, Apr. 17, 1933, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 61.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.

Buried, Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, NC.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Simmons' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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