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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III

(Born Md.)

Marion P. Maus

(Ap'd Md.)


Born Burnt Mills, MD.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1870, to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 17, 1874.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Randall, Dak., Oct. 1, 1874, to Jan. 20, 1875, — Ponca Agency, Dak., to Mar. 1, 1875, — Ft. Randall, Dak., to June 8, 1875, — preventing miners going to Black Hill, to Aug. 9, 1875, — Ft. Randall, Dak., to Apr. 15, 1876 (conducting insane soldiers to Washington, D. C., and on delay, Oct. 5 to Nov. 10, 1875), — Ft. Sully, Dak., Apr. 24, 1876, to Apr. 30, 1877 (preventing emigration to Black Hills, and pursuing horse-thieves, June 26 to Aug. 15, 1876), — Nez Percés Expedition, in command of Indian Scouts, Apr. 30 to Nov. 29, 1877, being engaged in the several Actions, Sep. 29 to Oct. 3, 1877, resulting in the Capture of Chief Joseph's Band, — Ft. Sully, Dak., to Dec. 17, 1877, — and Standing Rock Agency, Dak., Dec. 23, 1877, to May 28, 1878; on leave of absence, May 28, 1878, to Mar. 23, 1879; conducting recruits to the Department of Dakota, to June 2, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Sully, Dak., to Aug. 26, 1879, — Ft. Meade, Dak., to

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Sep. 29, 1879)

Dec. 9, 1879, — Ft. Randall, Dak., to June, 1880, — and Camp at mouth  p236 of Rio Pecos, Tex., to Apr. 17, 1881; on Signal duty at Ft. Myer, Va., to May 10, 1882; on frontier duty at Ft. Grant, Ara., to July 9, 1882, — Field Signal Officer of Southeast Arizona, to Oct. 17, 1882, — Ft. Lowell, Ara., to Aug. 9, 1883, — Acting Signal Officer at Whipple Barracks, Ara., to Sep. 13, 1884, — and Ft. Lowell, Ara., to Nov. 5, 1884; on sick leave of absence, to Sep. 2, 1885; on frontier duty commanding Indian Scouts in Arizona and Mexico, to June 15, 1886, being engaged in the Sierra Madre, Mex., against Geronimo's Band of Apaches, Jan. 9, 1886, and Mexican troops which attacked and killed Captain Crawford, Jan. 10, 1886, — Ft. Grant, Ara., to July 7, 1886, — and Ft. Gaston, Cal.,º to Sep. 20, 1887; on leave of absence, to Feb. 1, 1888; as Member of Board to examine Heliographs, to June 27, 1888; on delay, to July 9, 1888; and in garrison at David's Island, N. Y., to June 2, 1889, — Angel Island and Monterey, Cal., to Sep., 1889, — and Angel Island, Cal., to –––––.

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

Military History. — At Angel Island, Cal., to June 24, 1890; at Monterey, Cal., to Aug. 31, 1890.

(Captain of Infantry, 1st Infantry, Nov. 27, 1890)

— Aide-de‑camp to General Nelson A. Miles to March 9, 1895; during this time was with the Cheyenne Commission, visiting Dakota and Montana Indian reservations; also as aide-de‑camp accompanying General Miles, and performing the duties of Adjutant-General, Division of the Missouri, in the field, during the Sioux uprising at Pine Ridge, S. Dak, Dec. 14, 1890 to Jan. 27, 1891. — Ordered to join regiment, April 26, 1895. — In command of Company H, 1st Infantry, San Diego, Cal., to March 10, 1897. — Reappointed aide-de‑camp to the commanding general of the army. — Accompanied the commanding general on a tour of Europe to witness Graeco-Turkish war, May 5, 1897, and to witness the manoeuvres of the Russian, German, and French armies, also to represent the War Department at the Jubilee of the Queen of England. — As aide-de‑camp, was with the commanding general of the army at Santiago during the conferences resulting in the surrender of the Spanish forces, from July 11 to July 16, 1898. — At Guantanamo, Cuba, to July 21, when he proceeded with the expedition to Puerto Rico. — Present at landing at Guanica, Puerto Rico, July 25, and Ponce, July 28, and in Puerto Rico till after the proto­col was signed, Aug. 13, leaving Sept., 1898. — On staff of Major-General commanding the army, to ––––

(Lieutenant-Colonel and Inspector-General, U. S. Volunteers,
May 9, 1898)

(Major of Infantry, 2d Infantry, June 16, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: On staff of Major-General commanding the army, to August 13, 1903; accompanied Major-General, commanding, on a tour of inspection in the United States and Philippine Islands, visiting China, Japan and Manchuria, returning via Trans-Siberian Railroad, Sept. 2, 1902 to Feb. 16, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 22nd Infantry, June 28, 1902)

— Joined regiment and assumed command of Fort Reno, O. T., Aug. 14, 1903; in command of regiment, to Sept. 2, 1903; left Fort Reno in command of Battalion, Oct. 22, 1903; sailed for Philippine Islands, Oct. 31 and arrived at Manila, P. I., Nov. 28 and took station at Camp Marahui, Dec. 6, 1903; commanding regiment at Camp Marahui, Feb. 17 to April 23, 1904; in field against hostile Moros, April 1 to April 11, 1904.

(Colonel, 20th Infantry, January 24, 1904)

— Joined May 2, 1904, at Malate Barracks, Manila, P. I.; commanding regiment and post to Jan. 5, 1905; charge and post, Fort William McKinley, P. I., Jan. 6 to June 5, 1905; sailed for Mindanao, P. I., June 28; took station at Zamboanga, P. I., July 1, 1905; commanding regiment and post to December 16, 1905; on leave, Dec. 17, 1905 to Jan. 29, 1906; commanding regiment and post at Zamboanga, to Feb. 27, on which date the regiment left the Department of Mindanao and sailed for Manila, en route to the United States; arrived at San Francisco, Cal., April 5, 1906; took station at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., April 10, 1906; commanding regiment and post since April 11, 1906, except during the following period: In command of the Department of California, April 25 to May 7, 1907; Pacific Division, May 1 to 7, 1907; and leave of absence, Oct. 1 to Dec. 12, 1907; served in San Francisco, Cal. during disaster caused by the earthquake and subsequent fire, April 19 to May 26, 1906; at maneuvers, American Lake, Fall, 1906.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 10, 1909)

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

(Marion Perry Maus, Born Aug. 25, 1850.)

Military History. —

Medal of Honor.​b

Colonel, 20th Infantry, Jan. 24, 1904.

At San Francisco, Cal., commanding Department of California, April 25 to May 7, 1907; at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., commanding post, to Sept. 30, 1907; on leave of absence, Oct. 1 to Dec. 12, 1907; at Presidio of Monterey, Dec. 13, 1907, to Aug. 9, 1908; commanding Department of California, Aug. 10 to Oct. 26, 1908; at Presidio of Monterey to June 3, 1909; at San Francisco, Cal., awaiting orders, June 4 to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 10, 1909)

July 6, 1909; commanding Department of the Columbia, July 6, 1909, to March 8, 1911 (inspecting posts in Alaska, May 26 to July 20, 1910: at American Lake, Wash., commanding Maneuver Division, July 26 to Aug. 23, 1910); at San Antonio, Texas, commanding 2nd Brigade, Maneuver  p197 Division, March 14 to July 6, 1911; commanding Department of the Columbia, July 7, 1911, to Feb. 14, 1913; at Albany, N. Y., commanding 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Feb. 19 to Aug. 20, 1913.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 20, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Went abroad in January, 1914, and traveled in Africa, France, Italy, Switzerland, and England, until December, 1914, since which time, resided in U. S.

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

Military History: —

Medal of Honor.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 20, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana, Oct. 1, 1877."

Died, Feb. 9, 1930, at New Windsor, Md.: Aged 79.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Maus's birthplace is from his AOG obituary. (*Burnt Hills, frequently seen online, is a mistake.)

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b Gen. Maus's AOG obituary gives the following citation:

January 10, 1886. Captain Marion P. Maus (then 1st Lieutenant), 1st Infantry, commanding Indian scouts. For gallantry in action against Geronimo's band of hostile Apache Indians, near the Aros River, Mexico, and in the encounter with Chihuahua troops on the following day (11th), and for the marked skill and ability with which, after the death of its commanding officer, he conducted the expedition back to the United States under most difficult and trying circumstances.

A different citation is given at this page at Congressional Medal of Honor Society, reading in full:

Most distinguished gallantry in action with hostile Apaches led by Geronimo and Natchez.

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