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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III

(Born R. I.)

Benjamin H. Randolph

(Ap'd R. I.)


Born May 17, 1850.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieutenant, 3d Artillery, June 15, 1870.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Jefferson, Fla., Oct. 14, 1870, to Sep. 7, 1872, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Sep. 10 to Nov. 27, 1872, — Ft. Wood, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1872, to Dec. 13, 1873, — Ft. Niagara, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1873, to Apr. 27, 1874, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1874, to May 1, 1875, — Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., May 29, 1875, to Nov. 30, 1876 (Centennial Exhibition Grounds, May 8 to Nov. 30, 1876), — Ft. McHenry, Md., to Feb. 7, 1877, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Feb. 7 to July 31, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Maryland and Pennsylvania, to Oct. 24, 1877; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1877, to June 23, 1878; on Engineer duty, under Lieutenant Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wheeler, on explorations west of the 100th Meridian, June 25, 1878, to

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Apr. 23, 1879)

Oct. 31, 1879; at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Tactics, Nov. 1, 1879, to June 4, 1881; in garrison at Madison Barracks, N. Y., to July 22, 1881; on leave of absence in Europe and witnessing the Autumn manoeuvres of the French Army, to Jan. 10, 1882; in garrison at Jackson Barracks, La. (relieving sufferers from Mississippi overflow, Mar. 18‑28, 1882, and Mar. 31 to Apr. 8, 1884), to Aug. 29, 1884; as Executive Officer of the Cotton Centennial Commission, to June 29, 1885; and in garrison at Washington Barracks, D. C., to –––––.

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

Military History. — With battery at Washington Barracks, D. C., from Jan. 1 to June, 1890; Professor Military Science and Tactics, at the University of California, Berkeley, Cal., until June, 1893; at Fort Barrancas, Fla., to Nov., 1896, with battery; at various stations in San Francisco Harbor, until June 21, 1898;

(Captain of Artillery, 3d Artillery, Mar. 8, 1898)

joined the 8th Army Corps, at Manila, P. I., with battery organized as an infantry company, July 31, 1898, and served with it until ––––– (first as infantry, then as field artillery and mountain artillery).

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

(Benjamin Harrison Randolph)

Military History. — Joined the 8th Army Corps, at Manila, P. I. with battery organized as an infantry company, July 31, 1898, and served with it until Jan. 13, 1899, (first as infantry, then as field artillery and mountain artillery). — Commanding Gunboat Laguna de Bay, Jan. 13 to Feb. 16, 1899. — Commanding battery at Caloocan, Malalos, Baliang and Tacloban, P. I., to April, 1900. — Acting Inspector-General, Department of Mindanao and Jolo and Supervisor of Internal Revenue affairs from April 16 to Sept. 6, 1900. — Engineer Officer, Department of Mindanao and Jolo, and Acting A. D. C. to General Kobbe to Dec. 11, 1900. — Commanding battery at Manila, P. I., to June, 1901. — En route to U. S. to July, 1901. — Commanding battery and on duty at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal..,

(Major, Artillery Corps, Sept. 23, 1901)

to April 24, 1903. — On duty at Portland, Me., during Army and Navy maneuvers, May 13 to Sept. 8, 1903. — Sick at San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 21 to Oct. 26, 1903. — On sick leave Oct. 27 to Dec. 24, 1903. — On duty at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Sept. 7, 1904. — Sick in General Hospital, San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 8, 1904 to Jan. 17, 1905 and sick in Quarters at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 18 to Nov. 24, 1905.

Major, U. S. A., Retired Nov. 24, 1905.

 p169  Died, Oct. 14, 1907, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 57.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Randolph's birthdate is from his tombstone, q.v.

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