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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1873

Vol. III

(Born O.)

Jacob E. Bloom

(Ap'd O.)


Born Cincinnati, OH.​a

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

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

Served: in garrison at Cape Disappointment, Wash., Sep. 30, 1873, to Mar. 10, 1874, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1874, to May 1, 1875 (absent sick, June 26 to July 31, 1874), — San José,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Apr. 28, 1875)

Cal., June 16 to July 7, 1875, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., July 8, 1875, to Apr. 3, 1876 (leave of absence, Nov. 15 to Dec. 13, 1875), — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Apr. 3 to May 27, 1876, — Point San José, Cal., to Aug. 12, 1876, — and Camp Robinson, Neb., Aug. 28 to Oct. 2, 1876; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at East Tennessee University, Oct. 11, 1876, to July 6, 1877; on frontier duty in Nez Percés Campaign, Aug. 1 to Oct. 29, 1877; in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 29, 1877, to May 5, 1878 (leave of absence, to July 5, 1878), — and at Alcatraz Island, Cal., July 5, 1878 (Rifle Competition at Creedmoor, N. Y., July 23 to Sep. 23, 1879), to Nov. 6, 1879; and on leave of absence, to Jan. 1, 1880.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1880.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, New York city, since 1882.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Military History. — At outbreak of Spanish-American War, 1898, organized at New York City and unsuccessfully tendered to the State of New York and to the U. S. War Department, a proposed volunteer regiment of 1,350 men, mostly veterans, through La­fayette Post G. A. R., of New York City.

(Captain, Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. V., May 12, 1898)

— Served as Assistant Adjutant-General with the Light Artillery Brigade and with 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps at Chickamauga,º also as Assistant Adjutant-General and Acting Judge Advocate, 4th Army Corps at Anniston, Ala.; also A. A. G., 3d Brigade, 2d Division 7th Army Corps at Savannah, Ga., and at Camp Columbia, Cuba, during Spanish-American War, between May 26, 1898 and May 12, 1899, date of muster out.

(Captain, Commissary, U. S. A., Feb. 2, 1901)

— Served as Assistant to Chief Commissary and Depot Commissary, Havana, Cuba, April 22, 1901 to May 20, 1902, date of evacuation of Cuba. — Assistant to Purchasing Commissary, Chicago, Ill., June 6, 1902 to March 11, 1903. — Purchasing Commissary at New Orleans, La.,  p201 March 12, 1903 to June, 1904. — Acting Depot and Disbursing Quartermaster at New Orleans, La., March, 1903 to May 5, 1904. — Assistant to Depot Commissary, Manila, P. I., Sept. 4, 1904 to Feb. 22, 1905. — Chief Commissary, Department of Mindanao at Zamboanga, P. I., Feb. 27, 1905 to July 1, 1905. — Chief Commissary, Department of the Visayas at Iloilo, P. I., Oct. 25, 1905 to Nov. 28, 1906. — While Chief Commissary, Department of Mindanao, 1905, participated in such capacity in the supplying of troops engaged in active campaign in Jolo, P. I., May and June, 1905; and likewise for troops engaged in active campaign in Leyte and Samar, July, Aug. and Sept., 1906, while Chief Commissary, Department of the Visayas. — Purchasing Commissary, Boston, Mass., Feb. 23, 1907 to July, 1909; Chief Commissary, Department of the Colorado and Purchasing Commissary, U. S. A., Denver, Col., Aug. 1, 1909 to June 10, 1910; at New York, same duty, June 10, 1910 to –––––.

Civil History. — Member of the Bar, State of Ohio and U. S. District and Circuit Courts at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1887. — Graduate Cincinnati Law College. — Member of the Bar, State of New York, 1888 to 1898, until re‑entered the service at the outbreak of Spanish-American War, 1898.

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

(Jacob Emanuel Bloom, Born April 21, 1851.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 4th Artillery, April 28, 1875.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1880.

Captain and Commissary, U. S. A., Feb. 2, 1901.

At New York, N. Y., Assistant to Purchasing Commissary, June 10, 1910, to

(Major and Commissary, U. S. A., July 14, 1911)

Nov. 11, 1911.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 11, 1911,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Upon retirement, resumed practice of law until 1916 when he returned to active duty; Assistant to Depot Quartermaster, New York City, purchasing  p181 the first commissaries for the American Expeditionary Forces, June 26, 1916, to June, 1917; at Newark, N. J., on general recruiting service, June 20, 1917 to –––––; Chairman Military Committee of New Jersey, Committee of '76, a voluntary patriotic association with branches in many factories with object of preventing enemy incendiarism, sabotage, etc., and assisting training and placement of disabled soldiers, sailors and marines; detailed to New York College of Dentistry, New York City, to organize and command Students' Army Training Corps unit, Oct. 4, 1918; to same duty at Manhattan College, New York City, Nov. 6, 1918; to same duty at Cornell University Medical College, New York City, Nov. 9, 1918; these organizations were ordered mustered out Nov. 26, 1918, and he returned to status as retired officer, Dec. 23, 1918.

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

Military History: —

First Lieutenant, 4th Artillery, Apr. 28, 1875.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1880.

Captain and Commissary, U. S. A., Feb. 2, 1901.

Major and Commissary, U. S. A., July 14, 1911.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 11, 1911,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj., Ret., Nov. 11, 1911.

Died, Feb. 8, 1939, at Spokane, Wash.: Aged 87.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a His birthplace is from his tombstone, q.v.

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