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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Frederick Marsh

(Ap'd Mo.)


Born Sackett's Harbor, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Additional Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 7, 1877; and in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., Dec. 7, 1877, to May 10,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 15, 1878)

1878, — Ft. Adams, R. I., May 14, 1878 (sick leave of absence, Apr. 14 to Oct. 8, 1881), to Nov. 14, 1881, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Oct. 9, 1883, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Nov. 16, 1883, — Ft. Winfield Scott, Cal., to Apr. 21, 1884, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 9, 1884)

for Practice), to July 17, 1886; on leave of absence, to Aug. 28, 1886; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 28, 1886, to Aug. 28, 1888; and in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to May, 1890. — In garrison at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., until Oct. 20, 1896; Fort Barrancas, Fla., to outbreak of Spanish-American war. — Ordered to Fort Pickens with garrison to man new batteries. — On regimental recruiting service in Alabama from June 25 to Aug. 12, 1898. — At Fort Pickens to Sept. 4.

(Captain of Artillery, 6th Artillery, Oct. 7, 1898)

 p279  — On mustering duty at New Orleans as Chief Mustering Officer for Louisiana to Dec. 28, 1898. — In command of post of St. Francis Barracks to April 12, 1899. — Ordered to Honolulu, that date. — In garrison at Camp McKinley, H. I. to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At New Orleans as Chief Mustering Officer for Louisiana to Dec. 20, 1898; in command St. Francis Barracks, St. Augustine, Fla., to April 5, 1899; in Hawaii and the Philippines, to April 1, 1900; on sick leave and detached service, to Sept. 1, 1901; at Fort Du Pont, Del., to June 5, 1902; at Fort Mansfield, R. I., during artillery maneuvers of 1902; commanding Fort Strong, Mass., to Aug. 10, 1905;

(Major, Artillery Corps, Aug. 11, 1903)

at Ft. Howard, Md.º, during artillery maneuvers of 1905; at Fort Mott, N. J., in command, to May 20, 1907.

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

— At Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to –––––; member Examining Board for examination of officers for promotion at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Jan. to Feb., 1907;

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

— To Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., June 10, 1907; President of Board for examination of officers for promotion to Oct., 1909; Inspector Coast Artillery, Militia of California, 1909; member of Retiring Board, 1908‑1909; commanding Artillery District of Charleston, S. C., October 10, 1909, to ––––

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 24, 1910)

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

(Born Jan. 12, 1853.)

Military History. —

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

At Fort Moultrie, S. C., commanding Artillery District of Charleston, S. C., Oct. 10, 1909, to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 24, 1910)

 p228  Jan. 5, 1911; at Fort Totten, N. Y., commanding Eastern Artillery District of New York, to April 15, 1911; at Portland, Oregon, Coast Defense Officer, Department of the Columbia, to July 1, 1911; at San Francisco, Cal., Coast Defense Officer, Pacific Division, to Feb. 20, 1913; at Fort Banks, Mass., commanding Coast Defenses of Boston, to Sept. 1, 1913.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 1, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Recalled to active service Sept. 19, 1917; commanding Coast Defenses of San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 5, 1917, to Feb. 5, 1919 (during this period, the Coast Defenses of San Francisco received, equipped, organized and trained approximately 15,000 officers and men for service abroad, including in addition to 4,500 replacement troops, the 40th, 62nd and 67th Regiments, C. A. C., the 1st Artillery Park, 1st Anti-aircraft Battalion and Hdqrs. 33rd Artillery Brigade. It furnished utility guards for the States of California, Nevada, Utah and Idaho; organized and conducted schools for officers, N. C. officers, enlisted artillery specialists and chauffeurs, and prior to the signing of the armistice was scheduled to similarly prepare 15,000 additional artillery troops before June 30, 1919, all this in addition to regular garrison work, including keeping numerous batteries and searchlights manned day and night); commanded South Pacific Coast Artillery District to March 7, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 1, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Civil History: — Since retirement, has resided in Washington, D. C.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Sept. 1, 1913.

Died, Mar. 7, 1938, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 85.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1916.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Marsh's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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