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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

George G. Greenough

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet​1 at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Oct., 1865, to Mar., 1866, — Washington, D. C., Mar. to Dec., 1866, — Fredericksburg, Va., Dec.,

(Transferred to 21st Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

1866, to Aug. 21, 1868; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of French, Aug. 31, 1868, to Feb. 21, 1870, and Principal Assistant Professor,

(Unassigned, Apr. 19, 1869)

(Assigned to 4th Artillery, Dec. 15, 1870)

to Jan. 17, 1873; in garrison at Point San José, Cal., Mar. 7 to Oct., 1873, except while on Modoc Expedition, Apr. 18 to July 6, 1873, — Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Oct., 1873, to Apr., 1876, — and Alcatraz Island, Cal., Apr. 6 to Aug. 26, 1876; on frontier duty at Camp Robinson, Neb. (except while at Camp Halleck, Nev.., during Piute outbreak, Sep. 7 to Oct. 3, 1875), Sep. 12 to Nov. 1, 1876, — and Powder River Expedition, Nov. 1, 1876, to Jan. 13, 1877; in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal, to Apr. 28, 1877; as Professor of Military Science in the University of California, May 8, 1877, to Aug. 29, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Canby, Wash., to Mar. 29, 1880; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1880, to Apr. 28, 1882; conducting recruits to Arizona, to July 5, 1882; and in garrison at Ft. Adams,

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Dec. 1, 1883)

R. I., to Dec. 21, 1883, — Ft. Warren, Mas., to May 23, 1889, — and Ft. McPherson, Ga., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(George Gordon Greenough)

Military History. — Commanded Battery K, 4th Artillery, at Fort McPherson, Ga., until June, 1893, and from that time until March 19, 1898, at Fortress Monroe, Va.

(Major of Artillery, 7th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

— In command of Fort Washington, Md., and Sheridan Point, Va., artillery defenses of Washington, from April until July 9, 1898. — Greenville, Pa., on special recruiting service to Sept., 1898.Fort Slocum, N. Y., Oct. to Dec., 1898. — In command of U. S. Relief Steamer Comal, to distribute rations to destitute Cubans in various parts of Cuba. — Left New York on that vessel, Dec. 3, 1898, returned Jan. 14, 1899, to Fort Slocum, N. Y. — Member of Retiring Board at Washington, D. C., from July, 1898. — In command of Fort Slocum, N. Y., Feb. to May 26, 1899. — In command of Washington Barracks, D. C., from June 19, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — At Washington Barracks, D. C., in command of field batteries 7th Artillery and Post, June 19, 1899 to Aug., 1900, when with Field Batteries 7th Artillery, ordered to China; left San Francisco, Cal., Sept., 1900, detained at Nagasaki, Japan, for some days and then deflected to Manila, P. I. — In Philippines until fall of 1902. — While in P. I., served on various Military Commissions and Boards; commanded at Pasay Barracks and at Fort Santiago, Manila; also, for short periods, the garrison of Manila twice.

(Lieut.‑Colonel — Artillery Corps, July 1, 1901)

— Commanded Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., 1902

(Colonel — Artillery Corps, Feb. 21, 1903)

to April, 1903; Fort Hamilton and Southern Artillery of N. Y., April, 1903 to Dec., 1905. — Commanded Fort Moultrie, S. C., and Artillery District of Charleston from Jan. 8, 1906 until ordered at his own request to his home to await retirement in fall of 1908, except while in command of the Department of the Gulf at Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 29, 1907 to Dec. 8, 1908.

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired Dec. 8, 1908,
by operation of law.

— Residence, Charleston, S. C.

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

(George Gordon Greenough, Born Dec. 8, 1844.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, Feb. 21, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 8, 1908,
By Operation of Law.

After retirement, resided in Charleston, S. C.

Died, June 27, 1912, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 69.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.

Buried, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.

The Author's Note:

1 While on Cadet furlough, volunteered as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.W. H. French, and was engaged in the Actions of Wapping Heights and Manassas Gap, July 23, 1863.

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