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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1873

Vol. III

(Born Sweden)

John A. Lundeen

(Ap'd Min.)


Born Getinge, Småland, Sweden.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1869, to June 13, 1873, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 13, 1873.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Practical Military Engineering, July 5 to Sep. 1, 1873 (leave of absence, to Nov. 29, 1873); in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Dec. 11,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 7, 1874)

1874, — Ft. Wrangel, Alas., to Aug. 19, 1875, — and at Sitka, Alas., to Aug. 26, 1876; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Minnesota, Sep. 22, 1876, to June 5, 1879; in garrison at Ft. Stevens, Or., to May 8, 1880, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), June 1, 1880, to May 1, 1882 (leave of absence, to Aug. 1, 1882), — Ft. Trumbull, Ct., to Sep. 28, 1882, — Ft. Adams, R. I., to Nov. 14, 1882, — Ft. Snelling, Min., to Oct. 1, 1885, — and at Ft. Warren, Mas., to Aug. 17, 1887; and at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 29, 1887, to –––––.

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

(John August Lundeen)

Military History. — On duty at the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, until Aug. 13, 1892. — On leave of absence for two months. — On duty with regiment at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Ga., from Oct. 14, 1892 until May 1, 1893, when his battery was moved to Fort McHenry, Md. (in command of Battery L, 4th Artillery, from Dec. 10, 1892 until March 4, 1895); at Fort McHenry, Md., from May 3, 1893 until April 15, 1898;

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

at Fort Slocum, N. Y., in command of Battery A, 7th Artillery, until May 11; at Fort Greble, Dutch Island, R. I., in command of battery and post, until Dec. 1, 1898; and at Fort Adams, R. I., until ––––

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

Military History. — At Fort Adams, R. I., (temporarily), until Sept. 9, 1899, and again at Fort Greble, R. I., until Sept. 2, 1901.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Aug. 1, 1901)

— In command of Fort Caswell, N. C., to Nov. 7, 1903. — Member of Board for Revision of Coast Artillery Drill Regulations, with station at Fort Monroe, Va., to Aug. 17, 1905.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, June 8, 1905)

— In command of Fort Washington, Md., to Feb. 24, 1906. — Inspector-General, by detail, Act 2, Feb., 1901, Feb. 24, 1906. — On duty as Inspector-General and Artillery Inspector Pacific Division from March 31 to Oct. 9, 1906.

(Colonel, Artillery Corps, Oct. 2, 1906)

— In command of post of Presidio and Artillery District of San Francisco, Cal., to –––––.

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

(John August Lundeen, Born March 6, 1848.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 2, 1906

In command of Post of Presidio and Artillery District of San Francisco, Cal., to Feb. 1, 1911; in command of Fort Mills and Artillery District of Manila Bay, Philippines, March 8, 1911, to Feb. 7, 1912.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 6, 1912,
By Operation of Law.

Recalled to active duty by direction of the President, June 2, 1917, and ordered to Fort Monroe, Va., as President of Coast Artillery Board, and Editor and Manager of Journal of U. S. Artillery (from Aug. 22, 1917, to April 1, 1918, in addition to his other duties, was in command of Coast Defenses of Chesapeake Bay and of the Coast Artillery School); continued on duty as Editor of the Journal and as Librarian of the Coast Artillery School to ––––

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

Military History: —

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 2, 1906.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 6, 1912,
By Operation of Law.

At Fort Monroe, Va., Editor of the Journal and as Librarian of the Coast Artillery School, June 6, 1917 to Mar. 7, 1919; part of this time also in command of the Coast Defense of Chesapeake Bay and of the Coast Artillery School.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Mar. 6, 1912.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 6 Mar 1912.

Died 2 Sep 40, Oceanside, Calif: Aged 92.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1941.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

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

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