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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

Andrew H. Russell

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born Plymouth, MA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1867, to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty, conducting recruits to Arizona, Oct. 12 to Dec., 1871, — Ft. McPherson, Neb., Mar. 12, 1872, to May 1, 1873, — on Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wheeler's Exploring Expedition west of the 100th Meridian, to Feb. 16, 1874; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Feb. 18, 1874, to Aug. 25, 1877, — of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Jan. 19 to Aug. 31, 1876, — and Assistant

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Apr. 21, 1876)

Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, Aug. 25, 1877, to Aug. 28, 1878; on sick leave of absence in Europe, Sep. 6, 1878, to July 31, 1879; as Assistant at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Aug. 7, 1879, to Nov. 17, 1881, — and at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Dec. 31, 1881, to July, 1882; in command of Ft. Union Arsenal, N. M., to Apr., 1883; as Assistant at Benicia Arsenal, Cal., to Nov. 21, 1884; as Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Columbia, and in command of Vancouver Ordnance Depot, Wash., Dec. 5, 1884, to Aug. 6, 1887; as Assistant at Frankford Arsenal,

(Captain, Ordnance, June 12, 1885)

Pa., Sep. 5, 1887, to June 9, 1888; representing the War Department at the Centennial Exposition at Cincinnati, O., to Dec. 28, 1888; on foundry duty at South Boston Iron Works, Mas., to Feb. 1889, and at Builders' Iron Foundry, Providence, R. I., to –––––.

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

(Andrew Howland Russell)

Military History. — On duty as Inspector of Ordnance, manufacture of 12‑inch mortars, at Providence, R. I., Feb., 1889 to Jan., 1891, and at South Boston Iron Works, Mas., to Aug., 1892; representing the Ordnance Department, in charge of Ordnance Exhibit World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill., to Nov., 1894 (on leave of absence preparing report and visiting Europe, from Feb. to Oct., 1894); assistant and acting Ordnance Storekeeper at Rock Island Arsenal, from Nov., 1894 to July, 1897; on duty as Inspector of Ordnance, manufacture of 12‑inch mortar carriages, at St. Paul, Min., to ––––

(Major and Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1898)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Nov. 30, 1898)

 p207  Civil History. — Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Association for the Advancement of Science; National Geographic Society; Author of various professional papers, 1876‑99.

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

Military History. — Special Instructor, Inquiry Strike of Workmen (at R. I., Arsenal), May, 1899; in Office of Chief of Ordnance, to May, 1901.

(Major of Ordnance, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Chief of Ordnance Officers, Division of the Philippines, Manila, June, 1901, to May, 1904, with rank of Lieut.‑Colonel; Counsel for Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Edwin F. Glenn, in April, 1902, and for Major George T. Hunter, in Hunter-Howze Investigation, June, 1903; Senior Assistant in Office of Chief of Ordnance (Acting Chief of Ordnance at intervals) June, 1904 to Feb. 29, 1908.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Ordnance, June 25, 1906)

— On leave of absence, Oct. 30, 1907 to Feb. 29, 1908.

(Colonel of Ordnance, Sept. 19, 1907)

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 29, 1908, at his own request;
over 40 Years' Service.

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

(Andrew Howland Russell, Born Dec. 24, 1846.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, Sept. 19, 1907.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 29, 1908,
At His Own Request After Over 40 Years' Service.

After retirement, traveled in Europe and resided at Plymouth, Mass.

Died, June 14, 1915, at Plymouth, Mass.: Aged 69.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

Thayer's Note:

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

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