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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born O.)

George K. Hunter

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Lancaster, OH.​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., 4th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 17,

(Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, Dec. 14, 1877)

1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Elliott, Tex., Dec. 17, 1877, to Jan., 1878, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., Jan. 26 to Apr. 15, 1878, — with recruits to Dakota, Apr. 15 to May 19, 1878, — Camp Devin, Wy., and Scouting, June 1 to Dec. 6, 1878; on leave of absence, Dec. 6‑29, 1878, and on sick leave, to Feb. 13, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Wy., and Scouting, to June 3, 1879, — Ft. Fetterman, Wy., to Oct. 2, 1879, — Ute Expedition, to Nov. 29, 1879, — Ft. Sanders, Wy., to June 7, 1881, — Ft. D. A.

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, May 24, 1881)

Russell, Wy., to July 21, 1881, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., and commanding escort to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Marcy's hunting party (leave of absence, Aug. 4 to Sep. 4, and Oct. 8 to Nov. 3, 1881), to May 2, 1882, — Ft. Bowie, Ara., and Scouting, to Apr. 12, 1885, — Peña Colorada, Tex., and Scouting, to Dec. 10, 1885, — Regimental Adjutant, Nov. 27, 1885, to Aug. 25, 1886, — and Ft. Davis, Tex., Dec. 10, 1885, to Aug. 25, 1886; on Recruiting Service, Sep. 6, 1886, to Oct. 9, 1888; on leave of absence, to Jan. 1, 1889; and on frontier duty to Ft. McIntosh, Tex., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort McIntosh, Tex., to March 24, 1890; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex.

(Captain of Cavalry, 3d Cavalry, Feb. 1, 1891)

(in the field, on the Rio Grande frontier, preventing disturbances, Jan. to March, and in Nov. and Dec., 1892), to June 15, 1893; at Fort Reno, Okla., to Oct. 3, 1894; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to April 19, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., and Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the Santiago campaign and in Cuba to July 1, 1898, when wounded in the assault on San Juan Hill; on sick leave to Aug. 23, 1898; with regiment at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to March, 1899; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Aug., 1899. — En route to and in Philippines to ––––

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

Military History. — Sailed for Philippines from Seattle, Washington, Aug. 25, 1899; arrived in Philippines, Oct. 1, 1899; commanding Troop "K," 3d Cavalry, under Generals Lawton and Young, on their northern expedition, marching from San Fernando, Pampanga, northeasterly, thence north until the troop reached Bangui, Ilocos Norte. Several engagements were participated in on this march; was Provost Judge of the Province of Ilocos Norte for about one year

(Major, 15th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

and took command of the 1st Squadron, 15th Cavalry in Manila Bay, early in May, 1901; was sent with this squadron to Mindanao, and was placed in command of Sub‑district of 1st District, which included the territory from Misamis to Dapitan; left Mindanao in July and returned to United States and remained on leave until April, 1902, when he returned to the Philippines and took station at Iligan, Mindanao, remaining there until April, 1903, when he was Inspector-General, Department of the Visayas, with station at Iloilo, where he remained until Oct., 1903, when he returned to the United States and took station at Fort Meade, S. D., having been transferred to the 6th Cavalry, Aug. 14, 1903; remained at Fort Meade untilº

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 5th Cavalry, June 30, 1906)

and went to Fort Wingate, N. M., in Aug., 1906; commanding that post, and during the greater part of the time has been commanding the regiment.

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

(George King Hunter, Born April 6, 1855.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 5th Cavalry, June 30, 1906.

At Fort Wingate, N. M., commanding regiment and post, August, 1906, to October, 1908; at Schofield Bks., Honolulu, Hawaii, with regiment, January, 1900, to

(Colonel, 7th Cavalry, Feb. 26, 1910)

March, 1910; at Fort Riley, Kans., commanding regiment and post, April 13, 1910, to January, 1911; en route to Philippines, February-March, 1911; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., March, 1911, to May, 1914 (during over two years of this time in command of post); en route to U. S., June‑July, 1914;

(Assigned to 1st Cavalry, July 10, 1914)

at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., commanding regiment, July 21 to Dec. 21, 1914; detailed in Inspector-General's Department, Dec. 9, 1914; at Chicago, Ill., Inspector-General, Central Department, January, 1915, to August, 1917;

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

at Camp Funston, Kans., commanding 164th Depot Brigade, to Aug. 24, 1917; at Fort Riley, Kans., Aug. 24 to October, 1917; at San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 1 to Dec. 25, 1917, President of General Court Martial for trial of enlisted men participating in mutiny at Houston, Texas, August, 1917; at Camp Greene, N. C., commanding 6th Brigade, December, 1917, to Feb. 4,º 1918.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 1,º 1918,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Assigned to active duty; at Jefferson Bks., Mo., commanding post, Feb. 21, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History. —

Colonel, 7th Cavalry, Feb. 26, 1910.

Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917,
Returned to Grade of Colonel, Feb. 1, 1918.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 2, 1918,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

 p147  Assigned to active duty; at Jefferson Bks., Mo., commanding post, Feb. 14, 1918, to July 28, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

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

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, Feb. 2, 1940, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 84.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1941.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

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

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