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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Md.)

Edward H. Plummer

(Ap'd Md.)


Born Elkridge, MD.​a

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

Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 21, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Dec. 21, 1877, to Jan., 1878, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., Jan., 1878, to May 11, 1879, — Ft. Mackinac, Mich., to June 8, 1884, — Ft. Union, N. M., to Dec. 18, 1888, — and Ft.

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Nov. 29, 1884)

Marcy, N. M., to Dec. 3, 1889; and on leave of absence, to –––––.

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

(Edward Hinkley Plummer)

Military History. — Served: At Santa Fé (Fort Marcy), and Fort Stanton, and again at Santa Fé. — Agent Navajo and Moqui Indians, April 1, 1893 to Nov. 15, 1894. — At Fort Sill, Okla., Apr. to Sept., 1895. — On duty with Apache prisoners, commanding company Apache Indians, May 1 to July 1, 1895. — Recruiting service, Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1895 to Oct. 1, 1897. — Served at Fort Sill, Okla., Oct., 1897 to April 18, 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 10th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— At Mobile, Ala., and Tampa, Fla., with regiment, April and May, 1898. — Brigade Quartermaster, May 7 to July 3, 1898. — Quartermaster at Headquarters 5th Army Corps, in camp near Santiago, Cuba, July 3 to Aug. 18, 1898. — Aide-de‑camp to Major-General Shafter since Aug. 18, 1898. — Serving at Santiago to Aug. 25. — Camp Wikoff to Oct. 4. — New York to Jan. 12, 1899. — San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 18, 1899 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 35th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899)

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

Military History. — Organized and commanded 35th Infantry, U. S. Volunteers, of Vancouver Barracks, July 11 to Oct. 3, 1899; organized same place, same period, one battalion 39th Infantry, U. S. V., and two companies 45th Infantry, U. S. V.; sailed from Portland, Ore., with 35th Infantry, U. S. V., Oct. 4, 1899, arrived, Manila, Nov. 5, 1899; assigned to General Lawton's Division, operating in Northern Luzon; commanding at San Isidro, Nov. 11 to Dec. 11, 1899 (including Randolph's Battery).

(Colonel, 35th Infantry, U. S. Volunteers, Dec. 16, 1899)

— Commanding regiment, in General Lawton's command, at capture of San Miguel de Mayumo; commanding San Miguel, Dec. 11 to 22, 1899; commanding at Baliuag, and sub‑district, including San Miguel, San Ildefonso, San Rafael, Angat, Norzagaray, Santa Maria, Quingua, Pulilan and Biacanabato, Dec. 23, 1899 to March 1, 1900; April 23 to Aug. 2, 1900; Sept. 3 to Dec. 16, 1900, and Jan. 18 to Mar. 2, 1901 (including troop 4th Cavalry); operating under General Funston, Aug.  p257 3 to Sept. 2, 1900; member military commission, Manila, Dec. 17, 1900 to Jan. 17, 1901; sailed with 35th Infantry, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 14, 1901; mustered out of Volunteer service, with regiment, May 2, 1901; Aide-de‑camp to Major General Shafter, May 2 to June 30, 1901; recruiting officer, San Francisco, July 1 to Oct. 27, 1901; Quartermaster, Discharge and Detention Camps, Angel Island, Cal., Oct. 28, 1901 to Sept. 4, 1902; Constructing Quartermaster, constructing Infantry and Cavalry cantonments, Monterey, Cal., Sept. 5, 1902

(Major, 3d Infantry, Dec. 31, 1902)

to Dec. 31, 1903; commanding Fort Egbert, Alaska, and Acting Paymaster, same post, July 15, 1904 to July 14, 1906; at maneuvers, American Lake, Wash., Sept. 5 to Sept. 26, 1906; at Fort Wright, Wash., since Sept. 27, 1906; commanded post, Sept. 27 to Dec. 31, 1906; instructor Artillery supports, Fort Casey, Wash., joint army and militia coast defense exercises, July 4 to 13, 1907.

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

(Edward Hinkley Plummer, Born Sept. 24, 1855.)

Military History. —

Major, 3d Infantry, Dec. 31, 1902.

 p230  At Maneuvers, American Lake, Wash., 1908; transferred to Zamboanga, Mindanao, P. I., August, 1909; umpire at maneuvers, P. I., March, 1910;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 28th Infantry, Oct. 20, 1910)

at Ft. Snelling, Minn., commanding regiment, January to March, 1911; at San Antonio, with regiment as part of Maneuver Division,

(Colonel, 28th Infantry, March 11, 1911)

March, 1911; at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, commanding regiment, November, 1911, to February, 1913; at Galveston, Texas, February, 1913; to Vera Cruz, Mexico, with American Expeditionary Force, April 1914; Provost Marshal General of Vera Cruz and adjacent territory occupied by United States and as such administered civil government of Vera Cruz; returned to Galveston with regiment, November, 1914; commanded regiment during Texas Coast storm of August, 1915, when there was eighteen feet of water over regimental camp site and all four regiments of the Brigade were compelled to take shelter in concrete structures at Fort Crockett; at Dallas, Texas, commanding regiment at Military Tournament at Texas State Fair; at Mission, Texas, with regiment on Rio Grande Valley, to June, 1916; transferred to Ft. Ringgold, Texas;

(Brigadier-General, N. A., July 1, 1916)

assigned to command of all troops in vicinity of Mercedes, Texas (Division of National Guard); at Nogales, Arizona, commanding District and 16th Provisional Division, July, 1916, to April, 1917; at Canal Zone, commanding all troops in Zone and commanding Department of Canal and Canal to Aug. 5, 1917;

(Major-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

at Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, organizing 88th Division; ordered to France in November, 1917, to observe conditions of living and fighting on various battle fronts; served with 46th British Division, Hdqrs. at Sailly-Labourse, Loos Sector, Hulluch trenches; with 62nd French Division, Hdqrs. at Rouez, front trench at or near La Fère on the Oise; visited outposts, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Force, Hdqrs. Menil-le‑Tour, near Toul; rejoined 88th Division at Camp Dodge, Iowa, February, 1918;

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., March 14, 1918)

at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, commanding post, March to Oct. 16, 1918 (command included Artillery School of Fire for Field Artillery; Infantry School of Arms; Aviation School for Aerial Observers, and Field Artillery Brigade Training Center, two Brigades, Field Artillery); at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., commanding Camp, Oct. 18 to Nov. 30, 1918.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 30, 1918,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 30, 1918,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Feb. 11, 1927, at Pacific Grove, Calif.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1927.

Major-General, U. S. A., (Posthumously) Feb. 11, 1927,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Plummer's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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