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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1873

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

Joseph Garrard

(Ap'd Ky.)


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: in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Oct. 1 to Dec. 15, 1873, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 19, 1873, to Mar. 22, 1874, and Aug. 8, 1874, to Sep. 25, 1876, — and Alcatraz Island, Cal., Mar. 22 to Aug. 8, 1874; on leave of absence, Sep. 25, 1876, to Jan. 17, 1877; as

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 1, 1875)

Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Georgia Agricultural College, Jan. 17, 1877, to Aug. 5, 1880; in garrison at San José, Cal., to Oct. 13, 1880, — Fort Point, Cal., to Sep. 12, 1881, — Ft. Yuma, Cal. (in command), to Oct. 25, 1881, — Fort Point, Cal., to Nov. 4, 1881, — Ft. Trumbull, Ct., to May 1, 1882, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to May 1, 1884, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., to Jan. 14, 1886; on leave of absence,

(Transferred to 9th Cavalry, Feb. 8, 1886)

to Apr. 20, 1886; and on frontier duty at Ft. McKinney, Wy., to Nov. 27, 1887, — Ft. Robinson, Neb., to Feb. 6, 1889, — Regimental Adjutant,

(Captain, 9th Cavalry, Dec. 10, 1888)

Mar. 9 to Dec. 10, 1888, — and Ft. Niobrara, Neb., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: In the campaign against Sioux Indians, 1890‑91; at Fort Robinson, Neb., in command of troop, and range officer, till April, 1898 (with regiment at Butte, Mont., strike in 1894); Chickamauga Park, April, 1898; Port Tampa City, Fla., till May 15, 1898. — On temporary regimental recruiting, till July 31, 1898. — (Applications to take part in campaigns in Cuba and in Puerto Rico not granted.) — In command of 9th Cavalry in United States, at Port Tampa City and Montauk Point, till Aug. 20, 1898; with regiment at Fort Grant, Ariz., Oct., 1898 to March, 1899. — General recruiting service at Cincinnati, O., April, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — General recruiting service at Cincinnati, O., April, 1899 to 1900.

(Major, 9th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Relieved from recruiting duty late fall; reported for duty Discharge Camp, Angel Island, Cal., Dec. 9, 1901. — Relieved from duty on Angel Island and joined regiment San Pablo, Laguna, Luzon. — Appointed Provost Marshal on cholera outbreak; June, accompanied regiment to Iloilo, Panay; in cholera epidemic until relief of regiment Sept. 2; joined Presidio of San Francisco with 3d Squadron 9th Cavalry in October, all in 1902. — Acting Superintendent Yosemite National Park.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 14th Cavalry, April 22, 1903)

— Remained in command of 9th Cavalry squadron at Presidio and Park; November, 1903, member of board choosing sites for permanent posts in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. — En route to Philippine Islands; joined 14th Cavalry at Malabang, Mindanao, P. I., March, 1904; in campaign under General Wood against Maciu and Taracca Moros in March; commanding 4 troops 2d and 3d Squadron, 14th Cavalry; August, took station and command 14th Cavalry at Camp Overton, Mindanao, where remained, generally in command, until October, 1905, returning to the United States with regiment, taking station Dec. 1, 1904, at Presidio of Monterey, Cal.; in command 2d Squadron 14th Cavalry. — Took squadron to relief of San Francisco sufferers from earthquake and fire, April 20, 1906; in charge Department of California Rifle and Pistol Competitions, and took part in fall maneuvers near Tacoma, Wash. — April, 1907, organized first School of Musketry under Lieut.‑General MacArthur.

(Colonel, 15th Cavalry, April 20, 1907)

Having declined detail to staff department; in charge of Pacific Rifle and Pistol Competition; relieved at own request from School of Musketry after two and half terms, to take command, Dec. 22, of regiment, on duty with Army of Cuban Pacification, Cienfuegos, Cuba. — Member of Fremont Court of Inquiry; in charge of combined target practice of  p203 Machine Gun Platoons, Army of Cuban Pacification, at Camaguey, Cuba, Dec. 10‑21, 1908. — Under sailing orders for Fort Myer, Va.º, with regiment Feb. 5, 1909. — at Fort Myer to –––––.

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

(Born Dec. 20, 1851.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 15th Cavalry, April 20, 1907.

At Fort Myer, Va., February, 1909, to Nov. 10, 1913 (during this time he commanded regiment at Camp of Instruction, Gettysburg, Pa., June 23 to July 26, 1910; was on duty at Camp Perry, Ohio, Aug. 14 to 25, 1910, and at Cavalry Camp of Instruction at Winchester, Va., Aug. 5 to Sept. 26, 1913); at Fort Bliss, Texas, commanding regiment, Nov. 14, 1913, to April 29, 1914.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, April 29, 1914,
Section 1244 R. S., He Having Reached the Age of 62 Years.

After retirement, resided at El Paso, Texas. At El Paso, Professor of Military Science and Tactics at El Paso High School, first half of 1916; at Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Commandant of Pacific Branch of U. S. Disciplinary Barracks, Sept. 17, 1917, to Oct. 8, 1919, when he was relieved from further duty and ordered to his home.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, April 29, 1914,
He Having Reached the Age of 62 Years.

Died Feb. 4, 1924, at San Antonio, Tex.: Aged 72.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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