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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III

(Born Mich.)

George LeRoyº Brown

(Ap'd Mich.)


Born Jackson, MI.​a

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

Second Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

 p203  Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Concho, Tex., Oct. 3, 1872, to June 30, 1874 (mouth of Concho River, Apr. 20 to June 25, 1874), — Ft. Richardson, Tex., and Expedition to Indian Territory, July 17, 1874, to Aug. 14, 1876 (leave of absence, July 21 to Oct. 13, 1874, and July 31 to Aug. 28, 1875), — and Cheyenne Agency, Dak., Sep. 4, 1876, to Feb. 4, 1877 (leave of absence, Feb. 4 to June 10, 1877), and June 10, 1877, to Oct. 17, 1879 (leave of absence, to Apr. 23, 1880), — Ft. Bennett, Dak., to July 9, 1881, — and on detached service at Indian Agencies in Dakota, to Oct., 1881; as Professor of Military Science, Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute,

(First Lieut., 11th Infantry, Oct. 23, 1882)

Va., to June, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to May 15, 1886, — Ft. Sully, Dak., to July 31, 1887, — and Regimental Quartermaster, June 1, 1886, to Feb. 15, 1889; in garrison at Madison Barracks, N. Y., to Feb. 17, 1889; and Professor of Military Science, Delaware College, Feb. 21, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — On duty at Delaware College as Commandant of Cadets, Professor of Civil Engineering, and instructor of French and Spanish, also Acting Assistant Adjutant-General and Assistant Inspector-General National Guard of Delaware, Feb. 21, 1889 to Nov., 1891.

(Captain of Infantry, 11th Infantry, Dec. 29, 1890)

— Acting Indian Agent at Pine Ridge Agency, S. D., Nov. 11, 1891 to July 27, 1893. — Joined regiment at Fort Whipple Barracks, Ariz., and served in command of company, superintendent post schools, and exchange officer, until Aug. 3, 1895. — At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Ten., as Professor of Military Science and Commandant of  p228 Cadets, until April 23, 1898. — Mustering Officer of Tennessee Volunteers, April, 1898.

(Colonel, 4th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, July 13, 1898)

— Raised, organized, and trained said regiment at Knoxville, Ten.; in camp at Knoxville, Ten., until Nov. 28, 1898, when ordered to Cuba. During that period did not lose a man from sickness. — At Trinidad, Cuba, as Military Governor of the District of Trinidad. — Disarmed and disbanded Cuban insurgent regiment found in district, at once; established schools, hospital, and orphan asylum; brought water to city by gravity pipe-line; organized civil government; built roads into country district, and organized rural police.

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, May 6, 1899)

(Major of Infantry, 10th Infantry, July 12, 1899)

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

Military History.En route to and in Philippines to July, 1903. — On leave from Aug. to Oct., 1903. — With regiment at Whipple Barracks, A. T., Oct., 1903 to Aug., 1905. — On duty, Commandant of Cadets at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., Sept., 1895 to April, 1898. — On mustering duty April, 1898 to June, 1898. — Colonel 4th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry at Knoxville, Tenn., and in Cuba, until honorably mustered out of volunteer service at Savannah, Ga., May, 1899. — On leave May, 1899 to July, 1899.

(Major, 10th Infantry, July 12, 1899)

— On duty with regiment at Matanzas, Cuba, commanding Battalion, Chief Commissary of Department and Acting Inspector-General from Sept., 1899 to Feb., 1900. — On duty as Collector of Customs and Captain of the Port of Cienfuegos, Cuba, from Feb., 1900 to July, 1900. — On duty commanding Battalion and post at Morro Castle, Santiago, Cuba, from Aug., 1900 to Feb. 12, 1901. — En route to and serving in Philippines from Feb. 12, 1901 to Aug., 1902. — On leave from Oct., 1902 to Dec., 1902.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, 14th Infantry, Oct. 2, 1902)

— Joined regiment en route to Philippines, Feb., 1903, and served with regiment in Philippines to July 12, 1904.

(Colonel, 26th Infantry, July 12, 1904)

— Joined regiment at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Sept., 1904, and served at that station till May 26, 1907. — On leave from May 27, 1907 to Oct. 1, 1907.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Oct. 1, 1907,
at his own request, over 30 Years' Service.

— Detailed as Superintendent and Professor of Military Science at Peacock Military Academy, San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 1, 1907 to –––––.

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

(George LeRoy Brown, Born April 13, 1849.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 26th Infantry, July 12, 1904.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 1, 1907,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

At San Antonio, Texas, Superintendent and Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Peacock Military Academy, Oct. 1, 1907, to August, 1910; same at Mount Tamalpais Military Academy, August,  p177 1910, to February, 1912; same at Tennessee Military Institute, February, 1912, to July, 1913; same at University of Arizona, July, 1913, to July, 1917; same at University of Alabama, July, 1917, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 1, 1907,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Died, Jan. 11, 1921, at Balboa, Calif.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.

Thayer's Note:

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

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