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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

Stanhope E. Blunt​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Douglas, Utah, Sep. 30, 1872, to Apr. 1, 1873 (leave of absence, to Apr. 30, 1873); as Acting Assistant Engineer in Reconnoissance of Northwestern Wyoming, May 1, 1873, to

(First Lieut., 13th Infantry, Mar. 27, 1874)

Apr. 13, 1874; on frontier duty at Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., Apr. 16 to July 4, 1874, — and Medicine Bow, Wy. (in command), July 1874; and on Engineer duty on Lieut. Wheeler's Geographical Exploration west of the 100th Meridian, to Dec. 30, 1874; as Assistant Ordnance

(Transferred to Ordnance, Nov. 1, 1874)

Officer at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Dec. 31, 1874, to Aug. 25, 1876; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 30, 1876 to Aug. 28, 1880, — and Assistant Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery,

(Captain, Ordnance, Apr. 24, 1880)

Aug. 30, 1878, to Aug. 28, 1880; as Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Dakota, Sep. 13, 1880 (leave of absence, June, 1882), to Nov. 3, 1884; as Inspector of Rifle Practice, Oct. 9, 1880, to Dec. 31, 1888, and of Small Arms, Jan. 1 to July 2, 1889, being in charge of various Rifle Competitions, 1881‑88; as Aide-de‑Camp to the General‑in-

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff —
Aide-de‑Camp to the General-in‑Chief, Nov. 6, 1885,
and with the Rank of Colonel, June 1 to Aug. 5, 1888)

Chief, Nov. 6, 1885, to Aug. 5, 1888; on detached service, and temporary duty in Ordnance Office, Washington, D. C., to Aug. 1, 1889; and as Assistant at Springfield Armory, Mas., Aug. 1, 1889, to –––––.

Civil History. — Author of "Rifle and Carbine Firing," adopted for the Army, Mar. 14, 1885; and of various papers on the use of Firearms, 1881‑89.

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

Military History. — Served: Assistant Springfield Armory, Mas., Aug., 1889 to Sept., 1894. — Member of Boards of Officers to examine Lieutenants for transfer to Ordnance Department, June and Oct., 1890. — Inspector of Gatling guns and Colt's revolvers procured under contracts, 1889‑92; member of Board to determine a suitable magazine system for rifles and carbines, Nov., 1890 to Aug., 1892; of a Board to arrange details of construction of the magazine rifle, Sept., 1892; and of a Board to test magazine rifles of American invention, March to June, 1893. — In attendance upon the International Congress of Engineers, Chicago, Ill., July, 1893. — Assistant at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Sept., 1894 to March, 1897. — Member of Boards to examine Lieutenants for transfer to Ordnance Department, Aug., 1894 and Feb., 1895. — On temporary special duty at Army Headquarters in connection with rifle practice, Jan., 1895. — In command of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., March, 1897 to –––––;

(Major, Ordnance, July 7, 1898)

Member of Board upon endurance of arms and equipments in Santiago campaign, Sept., 1898, and of Board of Army and Naval Officers upon uniform calibre for small-arms for the services, Nov., 1898.

Civil History. — Author of Firing Regulation for Small-Arms, adopted for the army; of the Modern Infantry Rifle; and of various papers on small-arms and their use, 1890‑99.

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

Military History. — In command of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., March, 1897 to Aug., 1907. — President of Board of Officers to determine pack outfit for Mountain Artillery, Jan., 1903. — Inspecting material of field batteries in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah and Wyoming, July, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, Aug. 1, 1903)

— President of Board of Officers for testing designs of sights for magazine rifle, May, 1905. — Member of Board of Officers to consider plans of Davenport Water Power Co., March, 1906.

(Colonel, Ordnance, June 25, 1906)

President Boards of Officers to examine officers of Ordnance Department for promotion, Oct., 1906 and Sept., 1907. — In command of Springfield Armory, Mass., Aug. 9, 1907, to –––––. Member of Court of Inquiry at Fort Wayne, Mich., June, 1908. — President of Board of Officers to recommend officers for details in the Ordnance Department, June, 1909.

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

(Stanhope English Blunt, Born Sept. 29, 1850.)º

Military History. —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, June 25, 1906.

President of Boards of Officers to examine officers of the Ordnance Department for promotion, October, 1906, and September, 1907; in command of Springfield Armory, Mass., Aug. 9, 1907, to Sept. 1, 1912; member of Court of Enquiry at Fort Wayne, Mich., June, 1908; President of a number of Boards of Officers to recommend officers for detail in the Ordnance Department, 1910‑1912; on leave in Europe, July 13 to Sept. 12, 1910; President of Board of Officers at Watertown Arsenal to consider business conditions in Ordnance Department, November, 1910.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 1, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

 p168  Recalled to active service, April 7, 1917; on duty in Ordnance Office, Washington, D. C., as Ordnance Department Representative with the General Munitions Board and the War Industries Board to January, 1918; member of a number of Boards of officers, 1917‑18, to recommend appointments and promotions in the Ordnance Reserve Corps and in the National Army; Supervisor of Manufacturing Arsenals, Jan. 14 to July 23, 1918; relieved from active duty, Aug. 4, 1918.

Civil History. — Residence since retirement, in Springfield, Mass. In Egypt and Europe, February to July, 1913; Chairman Transportation Commission, City of Springfield, 1912‑14; President Park Commission of Springfield, May, 1914, to –––––; President Springfield Hospital, July, 1913, to April, 1917; President Century Club of Springfield, May, 1915, to May, 1917; President Springfield Country Club, December, 1911, to December, 1916.

Member Society Colonial Wars; Sons of Revolution; Foreign Wars; American Wars; War of 1812 and Loyal Legion; member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, and member of the National Geographic Society.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 1, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died Mar. 22, 1926, at Palm Beach, Fla.: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1927.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Charles E. Blunt, Class of 1846,º and grandson of Major Thomas Stanhope English, Marine Corps, U. S. Navy.

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