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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

John Bigelow​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


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 Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 15, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Duncan, Tex., Dec. 15, 1877, to Feb. 4, 1878, — Ft. Stockton, Tex., Feb. 18 to Sep. 4, 1878, — Scouting, Sep. 4 to Nov. 30, 1878, — and at Ft. Stockton, Tex., Nov. 30, 1878, to Dec. 24, 1879; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of French and Assistant Instructor of Tactics, Jan. 1, 1880, to Aug. 28, 1883, and as Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 28,

(First Lieut., 10th Cavalry, Sep. 24, 1883)

1884; on leave of absence, to Nov. 16, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Davis, Tex., to Apr. 1, 1885, — Ft. Grant, Ara., and Scouting, to Sep. 28, 1886 (leave of absence, to Mar. 27, 1887), — and Ft. Grant, Ara., to July 17, 1887; in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., July 22, 1887, to Sep. 15, 1889, being also in charge of the Washington

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Adjutant-General, District of Columbia Militia, July 8, 1887, to Apr. 25, 1889)

Recruiting Rendezvous, July 25 to Sep. 15, 1889; on leave of absence, to Nov. 1, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. Grant, Ara., Nov. 11, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Grant, Ariz., and Fort Assinniboine, Mont., 1890 to 1894.

(Captain of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, April 15, 1893)

— Professor of Military Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, from Aug., 1894 to May, 1898. — In campaign of 5th Army Corps in Cuba, June and July, 1898. — Wounded four times at the battle of San Juan Hill; in hospital and on sick leave to Oct., 1898. — Huntsville, Ala., from Oct. to Dec., 1898. — Collector of Customs at Sagua la Grande, Cuba, Dec., 1898 to Jan., 1899. — On duty at Fort Clark, Tex., Feb., 1899 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 47th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 1, 1899 — Declined)

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Clark, Texas, Feb., 1899; at Mayari and Holguin, Cuba, including special duty investigating Spanish war claims, Aug., 1899 to May, 1902; and at Fort Robinson, Neb., and Ord Barracks and Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., 1902 to 1904; Superintendent of Yosemite National Park, summer of 1904.

 p264  Major, U. S. A. Retired Sept. 15, 1904, over 30 Years' Service.

— On duty with the organized militia of Massachusetts, Feb. 6, 1906 to April 1, 1910.

Civil History. — Professor of French and head of Department of Modern Languages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Feb., 1905 to –––––.

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

(Born May 12, 1854.)

Military History. —

Major, 9th Cavalry, Dec. 8, 1902.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 15, 1904,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

On duty with organized Militia of Massachusetts, Feb. 6, 1906, to April 4, 1910.

Civil History. — At Boston, Mass., Professor of French and Head of Department of Modern Languages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February, 1905, to May, 1910. Author of Mars-la‑Tour and Gravelotte, Principles of Strategy, Reminiscences of the Santiago Campaign, The Campaign of Chancellorsville, American Policy, World Peace, Breaches of Anglo-American Treaties.

 p240  Military History. — At New Brunswick, N. J., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Rutgers College, Sept. 15, 1917, to May 18, 1918; at Washington, D. C., on duty in office of the Chief of Staff, May 25, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 15, 1904,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

At Washington, D. C., on duty in office of Chief of Staff, May 25, 1918, to

Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, June 22, 1919.

July 5, 1919.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Civil History. — At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass., Professor of French, Feb., 1905 to May, 1910; in charge Department Modern Languages, 1907 to 1910. Author of "Mars-la‑Tour and Gravelotte;" "Principles of Strategy;" "Reminiscences of the Santiago Campaign;" "The Campaign of Chancellorsville;" "American Policy;" "World Peace;" "Breaches of Anglo-American Treaties."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Lt.‑Col., Ret., June 22, 1919.

Died, Feb. 29, 1936, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 81.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Hon. John Bigelow, Secretary of State of New York.

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