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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III

(Born Md.)

Edward S. Farrow​1

(Ap'd Md.)


Born Snow Hill, MD.​a

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

Second Lieut., 21st Infantry, June 15,º 1876.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., Sep. 28, 1876, to June 18, 1877, — Nez Percés Expedition, to Nov. 11, 1877, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., Nov. 11, 1877, to June 6, 1878, — in the field, to Nov. 22, 1878, — Ft. Townsend, Wash., Nov. 22, 1878, to Oct. 24, 1879, — and Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Nov. 15, 1879; on leave of absence, to Jan. 13, 1880; on temporary duty in office of Chief of Engineers, Washington, D. C., to May 20, 1880; en route to and at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Nov. 24, 1880; under orders of the Adjutant-General of the Army, to Feb. 8, 1881; at the Military Academy

(First Lieut., 21st Infantry, Sep. 17, 1883)

as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics, to Nov. 10, 1885; on sick leave of absence, to Nov. 1, 1886; on frontier duty at Ft. Bridger, Wy., to Dec. 18, 1886; on leave of absence, to Apr. 18, 1887; on delay, to July 18, 1887; and on sick leave of absence, to –––––.

Civil History. — Author of "Mountain Scouting," "System of Gymnastics and Swimming," "Requirements for entering the Military Academy," "Pack Mules and Packing," and "Military Encyclopaedia."

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

Military History. — On leave of absence and sick leave, 1890 to 1892.

(Brevet 1st Lieutenant, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant service in actions against Indians at Big Creek, Idaho, and at Big Meadow, Idaho, Oct. 8, 1879)

Resigned, Feb. 24, 1892.

Civil History. — Consulting Engineer, New York City. — Author of American Sporting Arms; Camping on the Trail; West Point and the Military Academy. — Offered his services to the Government at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war. — Chief of Tactics, National Rough Riders' Military Encampment, April 25, 1900.

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

Civil History. — General Consulting Engineer for The Engineering Company of America; engaged in exploration of mining districts in Eastern Oregon and Northwestern Idaho, along the Snake River Territory, and preparation of reports of same; engaged on revision and publication of Farrow's Military Encyclopedia; author of American Small Arms; founder and publisher of The Railway Critic, a publication devoted to the interests of the Transportation Companies of America; engaged in railroad construction and timber operations in the Adirondacks; director of Surveys and author of voluminous Reports on the Appalachian Fields of Virginia; examinations of mineral deposits and report on same in Bland County, Va.; examinations and reports on gold and copper deposits in the Black Hills of South Dakota; examinations of the mica deposits of Maine; examinations and Reports on arsenical ore deposits in Putnam County, New York; author of Reports on The Panama Canal and Canal Zone; Director of Surveys in the Barnegat Bay Section of New Jersey with reports on the New Jersey Ocean Boulevard, projected by Governor J. Franklin Fort. — Residence, 512 Seventh avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey. — Business address, Hudson Terminal Building, New York City.

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

(Edward Samuel Farrow, Born April 20, 1855.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 21st Infantry, Sept. 17, 1883.

Resigned, Feb. 24, 1892.

Civil History. — General Consulting Engineer; engaged in surveys of mining districts and ore deposits and preparation of reports upon same; Director of Surveys in Barnegat Bay section of New Jersey; inventor of combination shelter, storm and common tent commonly used in the European War; inventor of an unique system of breech-loading small arms; discoverer of the principle of gravity control by the intensification of Hertzian waves; founder of the Pinewald Public Library; author of Farrow's Military Encyclopedia; of signed Military, Naval and Engineering articles in the Encyclopedia Americana; of Dictionary of Military Terms; of Riots and Riot Duty; of Field Note Book for Privates and Non‑commissioned Officers; of Farrow's Manual of Military Training; of Gas Warfare, 1919; tendered his services and free use of his estate on Barnegat Bay for Military purposes during the War with Germany; prepared text-books and assisted in the education and training of the new army; President of Lincoln Club; Past Exalted Ruler, B. P. O. E.; member of Society of Indian Wars.

Residence, Asbury Park, N. J.

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

Military History: —

First Lieutenant, 21st Infantry, Sept. 17, 1883.

Resigned, Feb. 24, 1892.

Died, Sept. 8, 1926, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Buried, Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch, NJ.

The Author's Note:º

1 Son of Dr. William H. Farrow, Medical Department, U. S. A., during Civil War.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Farrow's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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