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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III

(Born N. J.)

Alexander Rodgers​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Morristown, NJ.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1871, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 16, 1875.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., Sep. 29, 1875, to Dec. 11, 1877 (leave of absence, Dec. 11, 1877, to Jan. 7, 1878); on duty with the U. S. Commissioner-General at the Paris Exposition, to Sep., 1878; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Sep., 1878 (Scouting, Feb. 1 to Apr. 19, 1879), to July 24, 1879; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, July 6, 1879)

French, Aug. 28, 1879, to Jan. 16, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Garland, Col., to May 19, 1880, — Regimental Quartermaster, Feb. 1 to Oct. 1, 1880, — Scouting in Colorado, May 19 to Oct., 1880, — Ft. Hays, Kan., to May 1, 1881, — Scouting, to Nov. 17, 1881, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., to Dec. 28, 1881, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to Apr. 21, 1882, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., and Scouting, to Oct. 18, 1882, — and at Ft. Wingate, N. M., to Dec., 1882; as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Mackenzie, Dec. 20, 1882, to Mar. 17, 1884, at headquarters of District of New Mexico, to Oct. 27, 1883, and of Department of Texas, to Dec. 26, 1883, — and en route to New York and at Washington, D. C., to Mar. 7, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Wingate, N. M., and Scouting, to June 11, 1884, — and at Ft. Apache, Ara., to July 16, 1884; at the Military Academy as Principal Asst. Professor of Modern Languages, Aug. 28, 1884, to July 1, 1887;

(Captain, 4th Cavalry, Feb. 11, 1887)

and on frontier duty at Ft. McDowell, Ara., and Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to June 9, 1890; at Fort Walla Walla, Wash., to Oct. 27, 1890; on special duty in connection with the Chicago Columbian Exposition at Chicago and at Washington, D. C., to Feb., 1891; on duty with World's Columbian Exposition as special commissioner to Brazil to June 2, 1892; on leave to Oct. 1, 1892, at Washington, D. C.; on duty in the Military Information Division of the Adjutant-General's Office to March 1, 1895; garrison duty at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal.º (at Yosemite National Park, Cal., May to Nov., 1895, May to Dec., 1896, and May to Nov., 1897), to Feb. 1, 1898; Military Attaché at the American Embassy, Paris, France, April 1 to May 14, 1898;

(Major and Inspector-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

en route to United States and station to May 30, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., as Inspector-General, 1st Div., 3d A. C., May 30 to June 30, 1898;

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, July 3, 1898)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, July 2, 1898)

(Colonel, 3d Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Jan. 31, 1899)

with regiment at Niantic, Ct., July to Sept. 9, 1898; at Camp Meade, Pa., to Nov. 15, 1898; at Summerville, S. C., to Feb., 1899; at Savannah, Ga., until

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, March 20, 1899)

Military Attaché at the American Embassy, at London, England, April 20 to April 22, 1899, and at the American Embassy, Paris, France, April 24, 1899

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, Aug. 11, 1899)

(Major of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Sept. 14, 1899)

to Sept. 27, 1899; en route to Philippine Islands, via Suez Canal, to Nov. 4, 1899; on duty with 4th Cavalry in Philippines to ––––

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, Jan. 2, 1900)

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

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 15th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1903)

(Colonel, 6th Cavalry, March 7, 1906)

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

(Born Sept. 23, 1852.)

Military History. —

Major, 6th Cavalry, Sept. 14, 1899.

In Philippines, Nov. 4, 1899; commanding 3rd Squadron

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, Jan. 2, 1900)

4th Cavalry, to Feb. 4, 1900 (participating in the Battle of San Mateo, Dec. 8, 1899); at Bautista, P. I., with regiment to May, 1900; commanding 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, in the field to August, 1900; en route to China, Aug. 25, 1900; served with China relief expedition to Nov. 7, 1900; en route to U. S. to Dec. 1, 1900; on sick leave, Dec. 2, 1900, to March 6, 1901; at Fort Myer, Va., organizing 11th Cavalry, to April 20, 1901; in Utah, inspecting cavalry horses, to July 14, 1901; on duty at Hdqrs. Department of California, to Sept. 10, 1901; at Fort Riley, Kans., commanding 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, and Director, Cavalry School, to Nov. 4, 1902; on leave of absence, Nov. 5, 1902, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 15th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1903)

March 12, 1903; en route to Philippines to April 26, 1903; at Vicars, in command, from June to September, 1903; commanding regiment to Oct. 23, 1903; en route to U. S. to Nov. 15, 1903; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., commanding regiment, to Dec. 13, 1903; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., commanding regiment and post to

(Colonel, 6th Cavalry, March 7, 1906)

April, 1906 (on duty at Manassas Maneuvers, Oct. 11 to Nov. 17, 1904, and inspecting National Guard of Pennsylvania, March 11 to May 2, 1905); at Fort Meade, S. D., commanding regiment, April 8, 1906, to Sep. 2, 1907 (at Camp of Instruction, Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., July to September, 1906, and commanding regiment in the field in South Dakota in pursuit of renegade Utes, Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 1906); en route to Philippines, Sept. 2 to Oct. 9, 1907; commanded regiment in Department of Mindanao and was Governor of the District of Sulu, June 27, 1908, to December, 1909; in field operating against hostile Moros, February and March, May 10‑15, and June 3‑4, 1909; en route to U. S., Jan. 12, 1910; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, commanding regiment, to Sept. 15, 1910 (member of Cavalry Horse Equipment Board at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., April to May, 1910); on leave of absence, Sept. 16, 1910, to Jan. 16, 1911.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 16, 1911,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Recalled to active duty; commanding Fort Riley, Kans., Sept. 27, 1917, to March 29, 1918.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 16, 1911,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Jan. 16, 1911.

Died, Dec. 11, 1938, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 86.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Rear-Admiral C. R. P. Rodgers, U. S. Navy.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Rodgers' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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