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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p278
2664

(Born Min.)

Jacob G. Galbraith

(Ap'd Pa.)

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

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 30, 1877; and on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., Dec. 30, 1877, to June 4, 1878, — on Bannock Campaign, June 4 to Oct. 13, 1878, being engaged at Silver Creek, Or., June 23, 1878, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., and Scouting, Oct. 13, 1878, to May 30, 1880, — Boisé Barracks, Ida. (leave of absence, Aug. 1 to Nov. 1, 1881), to Aug. 4, 1884, — Ft. Ellis,

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Oct. 31, 1884)

Mon., to Apr. 12, 1885, — Ft. Keogh, Mon., to May 29, 1885, — Regimental Quartermaster, Apr. 1, 1887, to –––––, — and Ft. Custer, Mon., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p281
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Custer, Mont., to Oct. 25, 1890 (Regimental Quartermaster to Oct. 31, 1890); on recruiting service at Davenport, Ia., Nov. 1, 1890 to Oct. 31, 1892, and on special regimental recruiting service at various points in Iowa to Nov. 2, 1893; garrison duty at Fort Bayard, N. M., Dec. 4, 1893

(Captain of Cavalry, 1st Cavalry, Aug. 27, 1895)

to Oct., 1895; at Fort Reno, Okla., to April 21, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Lakeland, Fla., to June, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago and in Cuba, to Aug., 1898; participating in the actions at Las Guasimas, June 24, and San Juan, July 1 to 3, 1898, and operations around Santiago to July 17, 1898; with regiment at Montauk Point, N. Y., Aug. to Oct., 1898; at Fort Riley, Kan., to Dec., 1898; at Fort Robinson, Neb., to June, 1899; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to ––––

Vol. V
p257
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to July, 1900; sailed, Aug. 8, 1900, from Seattle, Wash.; arrived, Sept., 1900, at Manila, P. I.; arrived June, 1903, at San Francisco, Cal.; on leave July 1, 1903 to Oct. 31, 1903; on recruiting service at Des Moines, Iowa, from Nov. 1, 1903 to July 1, 1905; detailed June 27, 1905, in the Inspector-General's Department; on duty in Washington, D. C., July, 1905 to Oct., 1907; department inspector at Omaha, Neb., Oct. 25, 1907, to –––––.

Vol. VI
p232
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Jacob Garretson Galbraith, Born April 28, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, 1st Cavalry, April 18, 1903.

Transferred to 11th Cavalry, Nov. 29, 1904.

Detailed in Inspector General's Department, June 26, 1905; at Omaha, Neb., Department Inspector, Oct. 25, 1907, to June 26, 1909;

(Assigned to 4th Cavalry, June 26, 1909)

at Fort Snelling, Minn., commanding 2d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, June 27, 1909, to June 12, 1910; at Army War College, Washington, D. C., June 15, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Cavalry, March 3, 1911)

July 1, 1911; on duty with Militia to Aug. 26, 1911; in Texas, Arizona, and Hawaii, on duty with 4th Cavalry, to Feb. 12, 1913;

(Colonel of Cavalry, March 4, 1913)

Inspector Hawaiian Department to Dec. 15, 1913; in Manila, Senior Inspector, Philippine Department, Jan. 5, 1914, to Sept. 14, 1915; en route to U. S. and on leave, Sept. 15, 1915, to Jan. 14, 1916; commanding 3rd Cavalry, Jan. 15 to May 30, 1916; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Courts and Boards, June 1 to 30, 1916; assigned to 10th Cavalry, July 1, 1916, but did not join because of physical disability.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 11, 1916,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on duty in office of Militia Affairs, Southern Department, Aug. 22, 1916, to Sept. 8, 1917; at El Paso, Texas, on duty as District Inspector, Sept. 10 to Oct. 13, 1917; at Hdqrs. Southern Department, Department Inspector, Oct. 15, 1917, to Feb. 22, 1919; at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C., undergoing treatment, Feb. 25 to Dec. 29, 1919; proceeded to his home and reverted to inactive status, Jan. 1, 1920.

Vol. VII
p140
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 11, 1916,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Jan. 4, 1923, at Fort Sam Houston, Tex.: Aged 66.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1923.

Cited posthumously "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Las Guasimas, Cuba, June 24, 1898," and again "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at the battle of Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Buried, San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.


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