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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III

(Born Or.)

Theodore H. Eckerson​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Fort George, Astoria, OR.​a

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

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 17, 1874.

Served: on frontier duty at Fort Lincoln, Dak., Oct. 3 to Dec., 1874, — and Standing Rock Indian Agency, to Sep. 15, 1875.

Resigned, Sep. 15, 1875.

Civil History. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Riverside Military Academy, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 1876.

Military History. — Served: at Recruiting Depot, Ft. Columbus,

(Second Lieut., 19th Infantry, Aug. 15, 1876)

N. Y., Sep. 17, 1876, to Mar. 3, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Dodge, Kan., Mar. 11 to July 9, 1877, — and Ft. Elliott, Tex., July 21, 1877, to Dec. 8, 1878; on leave of absence, Dec. 8, 1878, to Mar. 9, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Elliott, Tex., to Sep. 23, 1879, — Scouting and at Ft. Garland, Col., to Nov. 9, 1880, — Ft. Hays, Kan., to Oct. 30, 1881, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 19th Infantry, Oct. 11, 1882)

Brown, Tex., to Dec. 12, 1882, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Feb. 2, 1887, — commanding Indian Scouts at Nevill's Springs, Tex., to July 8, 1887, — and Ft. Clark, Tex. (commanding Camp at Del Rio, Tex., May 7 to Sep. 14, 1888), to May 12, 1889; and in garrison at Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to –––––.

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

(Theodore Henry Eckerson)

Military History. — Served: At Mount Vernon Barracks, Ala., Jan. to March, 1890, with company, and in charge of post canteen. — General recruiting service, Davids Island, N. Y. H., March to August, 1890; commanding Company A of Instruction, to about Aug. 2, 1890. — Fort Brady, Mich., Sept., 1890 to Jan., 1893; with company A. A. Q. M. and A. C. S., Post Signal Officer, A. O. O., in charge of post canteen, and on leavesº of absence, to Jan., 1893.

(Captain of Infantry, 19th Infantry, Nov. 30, 1892)

— Regimental recruiting service, Jan., 1893 to Sept., 1893. — Fort Brady, Mich., Sept., 1893 to Jan. 3, 1895. — Commanding Company F, 19th Infantry, to Jan., 1895; commanding company during Chicago riots, July to Sept., 1894.

Retired from Active Service, for disability in the line of duty,
Jan. 3, 1895.

— Residence, New York, N. Y.

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

Military History. — Retired officer; tendered services to Government for Spanish-American and Chinese wars; member Military Order, Loyal Legion, United States; also Sons of American Revolution. — Residence, Sacramento, California.

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

(Theodore Henry Eckerson, Born March 16, 1851.)

Military History. —

Captain, 19th Infantry, Nov. 30, 1892.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 3, 1895,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Medal for Indian War Service, campaign against Utes, 1879‑80; member of Loyal Legion, and of Sons of American Revolution. Offered an opportunity to appear before a Board to be examined for return to the active list with accrued rank, 1916; declined; volunteered his services to the U. S. during the War with Germany.

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

Military History: —

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 3, 1895,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Volunteered his services to the U. S. during the War with Germany. Recalled to active duty with Students' Army Training Corps, Pullman Agricultural College, Pullman, Wash., Sept. 21 to Sept. 27, 1918, when he returned to inactive list.

Medal for Indian War Service campaign against Utes, 1879‑80; member of Loyal Legion, and of Sons of American Revolution.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Capt., Ret., Jan. 3, 1895.

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

Military History: —

Capt Ret 3 Jan 1895.

Died Portland Ore 8 Jan 41: Aged 89.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, River View Cemetery, Portland, OR.

The Author's Note:º

1 Son of Major Theo. J. Eckerson, U. S. A., retired.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Eckerson's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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