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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Lewis D. Greene

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Medina, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1874, to June 13, 1878, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, June 14, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., Oct. 1, 1878, to Oct. 1, 1879, — Ute Expedition, to June, 1880, — Ft. Snelling, Min., to July 13, 1880, — Ft. Buford, Dak. (detached service, Nov. 23, 1881, to May 1, 1882), to Aug. 13, 1882, — Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to June 5, 1883, — Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to Dec., 1885, — Camp Pilot Butte, Wy., to Nov. 3, 1886 (leave of absence, to Mar., 1887), — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to July 13, 1887, and Rifle Competition, July 25 to Oct. 1, 1887; as Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Crook, Oct. 8, 1887, to June 8, 1889; and as Regimental Quartermaster,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Dec. 16, 1888)

June 13, 1889, to –––––, — at Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Nov. 21, 1889, — and Ft. Logan, Col., to –––––.

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

(Lewis Douglass Greene)

Military History. — Served: Regimental Quartermaster, 7th Infantry (since June, 1889), and Quartermaster, Fort Logan, Colo., to July 1, 1893. — In the field against hostile Sioux Indians, Dec., 1890 and Jan., 1891, Cheyenne River, S. D. — On detailed service as Quartermaster and Commissary, Army and Navy General Hospital, at Hot Springs, Ark., April 4, 1894.

Retired from Active Service, with the rank of Captain,
for disability in the line of duty, April 26, 1898.

— Not relieved from duty till Aug. 24, 1898.

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

Military History. — Served: With General Brooke's command, Porto Rico, Sept.‑Dec., 1898; on duty, Q. M. Department, Assistant to Depot Quartermaster, Seattle, Washington, March‑Dec., 1900, in charge of transport service, Puget Sound.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th and 1st Brigades, Illinois National Guard,
June 19, 1906, Nov. 30, 1907)

(Colonel, Chief of Staff, The Division, Illinois National Guard, to –––––.)

Detailed by War Department, for duty with Illinois National Guard, April 1, 1908, retaining commission of Colonel, A. G. of the Division: Station, Chicago.

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

(Lewis Douglass Greene, Born May 23, 1856.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Dec. 16, 1888.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, April 26, 1898,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Relieved from duty with National Guard of Illinois, Oct. 14, 1913; at Staunton, Va., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Staunton Military Academy, June 19, 1914, to

(Major, U. S. A., Retired, June 3, 1916)

June 12, 1917; at Washington, D. C., on duty in Militia Bureau, War Department, June 12, 1917, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, National Army, March 6, 1918)

(Colonel, U. S. A., Sept. 7, 1918)

Feb. 5, 1919; at Governor's Island, New York Harbor, in charge of Militia Affairs, Eastern Department, to May 14; at Washington, D. C., on duty in Militia Bureau, May 14, 1919, to ––––

(Returned to Grade of Major, Nov. 1, 1919)

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

Military History: —

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, April 26, 1898,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, June 3, 1916.

Colonel, U. S. A., Sept. 7, 1918.

At Washington, D. C., on duty in Militia Bureau, May 14, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Major, Nov. 3, 1919.

Lieutenant-Colonel, Retired, Aug. 27, 1920.

Mar. 11, 1922, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Civil History: — With Frank Waterhouse Steamship Co., Seattle, Wash., 1901‑1902; Special Auditor, Pittsburg Coal Company, 1902‑1906; Division Adjutant General, Illinois National Guard, 1906‑1912; instructor, Military Science and Tactics, Staunton Military Academy, 1913‑1917.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, Feb. 23, 1935, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 79.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1935.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

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

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