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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1896

Vol. IV
p601
3680

(Born D. C.)

Joseph Powell Tracy

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1892, to June 12, 1896, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Add. Second Lieut. of Artillery, 1st Artillery, June 12, 1896)

Served: At Fort Wadsworth, Sept. 30 to Oct., 1896;

(Second Lieut. of Artillery, 5th Artillery, April 30, 1897)

at Key West, Fla., until June 5, 1897; New York City, serving at different forts in the harbor, until Aug. 5, 1898; Aide-de‑camp to Major-General James F. Wade, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 8, 1898; on such duty in Washington, D. C., until Sept. 4, then at Havana, Cuba, until Jan. 7, 1899; in the Department of Dakota, Jan., 1899 to ––––

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

Vol. V
p552
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In the Department of Dakota, Jan., 1899 to Feb. 22, 1901; Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General James F. Wade, U. S. Army, en route to and in the Philippines, from Feb. 22, 1901 to March, 1902.

(Captain, Artillery Corps, Aug. 1, 1901)

En route from Philippines and at Alcatraz Island, Cal., to July, 1902; at Fort Casey and Fort Flagler, Wash., to Aug., 1904; Student Officer at School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, N. Y., graduating therefrom Aug. 1, 1905; as Assistant to the Chief of Artillery, War Department, from Aug., 1905 to Oct. 22, 1905; at Fort Monroe, Va., to March, 1907; detailed to the General Staff Corps, March 15, 1907; at War Department, General Staff, Washington, D. C., from April 12, 1907 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p749
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Oct. 4, 1874.)

Military History. —

Captain, Artillery Corps, Aug. 1, 1901.

At Washington, D. C., member of General Staff, April 12, 1907, to March 11, 1911;

(Major, Coast Artillery Corps, March 11, 1911)

at Fort Adams, R. I., June 9, 1911, to April, 1913; at Fort Du Pont, Del., April, 1913, to Jan. 1, 1914; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Field Officers' Course, January to March 21, 1914; at Fort Du Pont, Del., March 31 to Aug. 30, 1914; detailed in Adjutant-General's Department, Sept. 1, 1914; at Chicago, Ill., Adjutant, Central Department, to Dec. 15, 1914; at Washington, D. C., in office of Adjutant-General, Dec. 17, 1914, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, July 19, 1916)

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

Sept. 20, 1918; at Coast Artillery Training Center, Va., organized for service over seas, commanded and demobilized, 36th Regiment of Coast Artillery, Sept. 23 to Dec. 20, 1918; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Jan. 3 to 10, 1919; at Washington, D. C., in Adjutant-General's office, Jan. 11, 1919, to ––––

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service while in charge of the Enlisted Division of the Adjutant-General's Office during the war, in which capacity his sound judgment and administrative ability were conspicuous."

Vol. VII
p410
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

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

At Washington, D. C., in Adjutant-General's Office, Jan. 11, 1919, to Aug. 15, 1919; at Army War College, student officer, Aug. 15, 1919, to

p411 Returned to Grade of Lieutenant-Colonel, Aug. 31, 1919.

June 15, 1920, when he was graduated; assigned 44th Regiment Coast Artillery;

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, June 27, 1920.

at Camp Jackson, S. C., in command of 44th Regiment Coast Artillery, Aug. 27, 1920, to Nov. 29, 1920; at Newport, R. I., student officer, Naval War College, Dec. 1, 1920, to Nov. 20, 1921, when he was graduated; detailed on the General Staff Aug. 12, 1921, to Oct. 8, 1924; at Fort Amador, Canal Zone, Chief of Staff, Panama Canal Division, Jan. 23, 1922, to Oct. 8, 1924, and on special duty at Headquarters, Panama Canal Division, Oct. 9, 1924 to Dec. 15, 1924; at Fort Eustis, Va., commanding 52nd Coast Artillery (Railway) Jan. 26, 1925 to July 30, 1926; commanding Fort Eustis and 30th Coast Artillery Brigade, July 31, 1926, to Aug. 8, 1928; detailed General Staff Sept. 6, 1928 and en route to Philippine Islands to Oct. 28, 1928; at Fort Wm. McKinley, P. I., Chief of Staff, Philippine Division, Oct. 28, 1928, to Oct. 4, 1929; at Manila, P. I., Chief of Staff, Philippine Department, Oct. 4, 1929, to Sept. 21, 1930; en route to U. S. to Nov. 3, 1930, when relieved from General Staff; at Army War College, Assistant Commandant, Nov. 11, 1930, to ––––

Vol. VIII
p102
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Col., C. A. C., June 27, 1920)

At Washington, D. C., Asst. Comdt., A. W. C., Nov. 11, 1930 to

(Brig.‑Gen., May 14, 1931)

Aug. 27, 1931; Asst. C. of S., W. P. D., W. D. G. S., Sept. 2, 1931 to July 29, 1932; at Ft. Monroe, Va., Comdt., C. A. School, comdg. 3d C. A., and Post, Aug. 2, 1932 to Nov. 24, 1936; also comdg. Hq. 3d C. A., Sept. 30, to Oct. 30, 1934; Dec. 11 to 13, 1934; Feb. 15 to Mar. 7, 1936; Apr. 10 to 14, 1936; at Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., comdg. 9th C. A. Dist., Jan. 1, 1937 to June 18, 1938; also comdg. Hq. 9th C. A., Nov. 26 to Dec. 16, 1937 and Mar. 3 to 8, 1938; on leave June 19 to Oct. 31, 1938.

(Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Oct. 31, 1938.
By operation of law.)

Vol. IX
p66
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Brig Gen Ret 31 Oct 38.

Died, Washington DC, 21 May 50: Aged 75.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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