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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III

(Born O.)

Henry O. S. Heistand

(Ap'd O.)


Born Richwood, OH.​a

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

Additional Second Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 14, 1878.

Second Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 28, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., Nov. 10, 1878, to Sep. 25, 1880, — Poplar Creek Agency, Mon., to June 16, 1884. — Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to Aug. 7, 1886, — Department Rifle Team at Ft. Snelling, Min.,

(First Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 1, 1886)

to Sep., 1886, — and Ft. Yates, Dak., to July 29, 1887; and in garrison at Ft. Ontario, N. Y., to –––––.

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

(Henry Olcot Sheldon Heistand)

Military History. —

(Captain of Infantry, 11th Infantry, March 19, 1891)

Served: at Fort Ontario, N. Y., to Aug., 1891; Fort Niagara, N. Y., to May 5, 1892; Whipple Barracks, Ariz., to May 13, 1892; with National Guard, State of Ohio, at Columbus, O., to May 19, 1896. — On leave of absence and waiting orders to March 1, 1897.

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Sept. 11, 1897)

— On duty in office of Secretary of War, Washington, D. C., to Oct. 9, 1897. — On duty in Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., and Adjutant-General, 2d Army Corps, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: On duty in Adjutant-General's office, Oct. 9, 1897 (Adjutant-General, 2d Army Corps, May 23 to 31, 1898), to Oct. 8, 1899; at Paris, France, on duty as Military Attache to the Paris Exposition, Oct., 1899 to Aug., 1900; en route to China, to Sept., 1900; Adjutant-General of the China Relief Expedition, Sept. 27, 1900 to May, 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, April 18, 1901)

— en route to United States, to June 26, 1901; on duty at Headquarters, Department California, to Sept. 20, 1901; at Washington, D. C., on temporary duty, and awaiting orders, to March, 1902; sailed for the Philippine Islands, April 16, 1902, and on duty as Adjutant-General, Department of North Philippines, May 12 to July 10, 1902, and Adjutant-General, Division of the Philippines, to Sept. 30, 1903; en route to the United States, and on leave, to Jan. 15, 1904.

(Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, April 23, 1904)

— Adjutant-General, Division of the Atlantic (Adjutant-General of the Maneuver Camp in Virginia, Aug. to Sept., 1904), to March 21, 1905; Adjutant-General, Department of the East, March 21, 1905 to Nov. 19, 1909; en route to

 p280  (Colonel, Adjutant-General, March 5, 1907,
with rank from April 23, 1904)

and in the Philippines; Adjutant-General, Philippine Division, Nov. 19, 1909 to –––––.

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

(Henry Olcott Sheldon Heistand, Born April 30, 1856.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Adjutant-General, March 5, 1907,
With Rank from April 23, 1904.

At Manila. Adjutant-General, Philippines Division, Nov. 19, 1909, to Feb. 15, 1912; en route to Washington, D. C., on duty in office of the Adjutant General, acting The Adjutant General, and on leave of absence, to Dec. 12, 1914; at Chicago, Ill., Adjutant General, Central Department, Dec. 14, 1914, to Aug. 31, 1917; at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., Adjutant of 86th Division, National Army, and of Camp, Sept. 1, 1917, to April 3, 1918; at Chicago, Ill., Adjutant, Central Department, April 3, 1918, to April 20, 1919; at Governor's Island, New York Harbor, N. Y., Adjutant, Eastern Department, May 1, 1919, to April 30, 1920.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, April 30, 1920,
By Operation of Law.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, April 30, 1920,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Aug. 8, 1924, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 68.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.b

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Lt. Heistand's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Recommended reading to get a true idea of Col. Heistand's career; the bare bones account in the Register is more than usually opaque.

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