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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Granger Adams

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Williamson, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1872, to June 14, 1876, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 15,º 1876.

Served: in garrison at Blackville, S. C., Sep. 29 to Oct. 31, 1876, — and Charleston, S. C., Nov. 6, 1876, to July 29, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, July 29 to Oct. 26, 1877; and in garrison at Charleston, S. C., Nov., 1877, to Aug. 10, 1878 (leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1878), and Oct. 1, 1878, to Apr. 21, 1879, — Atlanta, Ga., to Feb. 17, 1880, — Key West, Fla., to Apr. 6, 1880, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Apr. 28, 1882, — Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Aug. 16, 1882, — and Ft.

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Mar. 30, 1884)

Hamilton, N. Y. (Riverside Park, New York city, Oct.‑Nov., 1885, and Apr. to June, 1886), to –––––; and as Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 4, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to June, 1890. — Regimental Quartermaster to Oct. 4, 1893. — At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Oct. 10, 1893. — Professor of Military Science and  p266 Tactics at St. John's College, Fordham, New York City, to July 15, 1895. — At U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., Senior Instructor of Artillery Tactics, to –––––; (On duty as A. Q. M. and A. C. S., in connection with muster‑in of New York volunteers, at Peekskill, N. Y., May, 1898)

(Captain of Artillery, 7th Artillery, Sept. 19, 1898)

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

Military History. — Served: At U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., Senior Instructor of Artillery Tactics, to Aug. 31, 1900;

(Adjutant, 7th Artillery, Sept. 1, 1900)

— To abolition of regimental organization in Artillery by Act of Feb. 2, 1901; at Fort Riley, Kansas, commanding 6th Battery, F. A. to Aug., 1903.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Aug. 10, 1903)

— At Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, commanding post of Morro Castle, Oct. 1, 1903, till evacuation by U. S. Troops, Jan. 31, 1904; at Fort Barrancas, Fla., to Oct., 1904; at Fort Riley, Kansas, to July, 1907, commanding 5th Battalion, F. A. (horse).

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

(Assigned to Field Artillery, 5th Regiment, June 6, 1907)

— In command of regiment from organization, at Fort Leavenworth, July, 1907, till June, 1908; at Fort Wm. McKinley, Rizal, P. I., Oct., 1907 to Oct., 1909; on duty, Office of Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C., March 10 to May 31, 1910; at Fort Riley, Kas.; President Field Artillery Board, June, 1910 to ––––

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

(Born Sept. 28, 1852.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

Assigned to 5th Field Artillery, June 6, 1907.

At Fort Riley, Kans., President Field Artillery Board, June, 1910, to March, 1911;

(Colonel, 5th Field Artillery, March 11, 1911)

at Fort Sheridan, Ill., in command of regiment to Nov. 15, 1911; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in command of regiment to June, 1916; President, Field Artillery Board, 1913 to June, 1916.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., July 1, 1916.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 28, 1916,
By Operation of Law.

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

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 28, 1916,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Mar. 27, 1928, at Front Royal, Va.: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1928.

Buried, Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Adams' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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