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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

Edward B. Ives​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Oct. 28, 1855.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1874, to  p300 June 13, 1878, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 14, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Supply, I. T., Oct. 8, 1878, to Feb. 10, 1879, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Aug. 8, 1880; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Drawing, Aug. 28, 1880, to Aug. 28, 1881; on leave of absence, to Dec. 6, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., to Dec. 12, 1882, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to July 7, 1883, — Exploring Expedition in Texas, to Dec. 11, 1884, — Camp Rice, Tex., constructing public buildings (sick leave of absence, Sep. 8, 1885, to Feb. 7, 1886), to May 23, 1886, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Mar. 29, 1887, — and Ft.

(First Lieut., 19th Infantry, Dec. 18, 1886)

McIntosh, Tex., to Apr. 18, 1888; in garrison at David's Island, N. Y., to June 4, 1889; and on leave of absence, to Dec. 3, 1889.

Resigned, Dec. 3, 1889.

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

(Edward Bernard Ives)

Civil History. — In National Guard of New York; Private Signal Corps, Dec. 3, 1890; Sergeant, Dec. 23, 1890; 1st Lieutenant, Oct. 24, 1892; Captain, Dec. 29, 1892; Major and Chief Signal Officer, Nov. 15, 1894. — Rendered Supernumerary, Dec. 31, 1898. — Civil and Electrical Engineer. — Chief Engineer Broadway Railway, of Brooklyn, N. Y. — Chief Engineer Electric Traction Co., of Philadelphia, Pa. — Chief Engineer Holmesburg, Tacony, and Frankford Electric Railway. — Chief Engineer Pennsylvania Heat Light and Power Co. — Chief Engineer Fairmount Park Transportation Co. — Chief Engineer State of Arizona Improvement Co. — Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. — Member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Military History. —

(Captain and Signal Officer, U. S. Volunteers, May 20, 1898)

— On recruiting service in New York City until June 26. — At Washington Barracks, D. C., until July 4. — Assigned to command of 9th Signal Co., and ordered to join 5th Army Corps at Santiago de Cuba. — While en route, ordered to Puerto Rico. — Assigned with company to duty at Headquarters of the army in the field. — On Aug. 1, promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and assigned to duty as Chief Signal Officer, 2d Army Corps.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Chief Signal Officer, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 1, 1898)

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, April 17, 1899)

(Under the provision of the Acts of Congress, approved April 22, 1898 and March 2, 1899, to enable him to accept a commission as volunteer officer under the last act cited.)

(Captain and Signal Officer, U. S. Volunteers, April 17, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: Chief Signal Officer, Department of Northern Luzon, and commanding Company F, Signal Corps, Nov. 14, 1900; discharged from volunteer service, June 30, 1901 to July 2, 1901; sick in Manila, P. I., to Aug. 4, 1901; en route to U. S. and on sick leave to Oct. 17, 1901; on duty in office, Chief Signal Officer, Washington, D. C., Oct. 17 to December 4, 1901; on duty at Signal Corps post, Fort Myer, Va., Dec. 19, 1901 to Dec. 12, 1902; Signal Officer, Department of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Dec. 17, 1902 to July 4, 1903; on sick leave, from July 5 to Oct. 4, 1903; on duty in office, Chief Signal Officer, Washington, D. C., Oct. 8 to Dec. 30, 1903.

Died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 30, 1903: Aged 48.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

1 Son of Lieutenant Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Engineers, who graduated U. S. M. A., in 1852.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Ives' birthdate is from a bare genealogical entry on p65 of Arthur Coon Ives, Genealogy of the Ives Family, Including a History of the Early Settlements and the movement from Quinnipiac to the Black River Country (Watertown, NY: 1928); it is confirmed by his tombstone (q.v.).

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