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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Robert N. Getty​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Fort Hamilton, 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

Additional Second Lieut., 22d Infantry, June 14, 1878.

Second Lieut., 22d Infantry, June 28, 1878.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Wayne, Mich., Sep. 29, 1878, to Apr. 15, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Griffin, Tex. (detached service, Feb. 9 to Mar. 1, 1880), to June, 1881, — San Antonio, Tex., to Nov. 17, 1882, — and Ft. Garland, Col., to Dec. 1, 1883; on leave of absence, to Feb. 5, 1884; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lewis, Col. (Scouting, July 7 to Oct. 31, 1884, being engaged in a Skirmish with Ute Indians, July 17,

(First Lieut., 22d Infantry, Dec. 17, 1886)

1884), to Aug. 8, 1888, — and Ft. Keogh, Mon., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: With Casey's scouts, Fort Keogh, Mont., and in Sioux war, 1890 and 1891. — (Regimental Quartermaster, 22d Infantry, March, 1891 till March, 1895.)

(Captain of Infantry, 22d Infantry, March 17, 1896)

— At Fort Keogh, Mont., to July, 1896. — at Fort Crook, Neb., to Feb., 1899. — With 5th Army Corps during Spanish-American war, participating in engagements of El Caney, San Juan Hill, July 2, 1898, and in the siege of Santiago.

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, Jan. 23, 1899)

 p303  — Pinar del Rio, Cuba, from March until Sept., 1899. — At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from Sept., 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Leavenworth, Kas., from Sept., 1899 to Aug., 1900; en route to and in the Philippines, from Sept., 1900 to April, 1903.

(Major, 1st Infantry, July 23, 1901)

— At Fort Brady, Mich., from May, 1903 to Feb., 1906; en route to and in the Philippines, from Feb., 1906 to Nov., 1907.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1907)

— At Jefferson Barracks, Mo., from Dec., 1907 to May 1, 1909; en route to Philippines to –––––.

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

(Robert Nelson Getty, Born Jan. 17, 1855.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1907.

In Philippines, July, 1909, to

(Colonel of Infantry, June 1, 1911)

July, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., September to

(Assigned to 27th Infantry, Nov. 26, 1911)

December, 1911; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., December, 1911, to February, 1913; at Texas City, Texas, with regiment, February, 1913, to July, 1914; at Ft. Logan, Col., on recruiting duty and in command of Depot, August, 1914, to August, 1917;

(Brigadier-General, N. A., Aug. 5, 1917)

at Camp Dodge, Iowa, commanding 175th Brigade, August, 1917, to May, 1918; found physically unfit for over-seas duty by a medical board and honorably discharged from the National Army, May 23, 1918; at Camp Gordon, Ga., Senior Instructor, Replacement Troops and Commandant of Schools, July to Dec. 2, 1918; at Fort Logan, Col., commanding post to Jan. 17, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 17, 1919,
By Operation of Law.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 17, 1919,
By Operation of Law.

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 El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Brig Gen Ret 21 Jun 30.

Died, Apr. 15, 1941, at San Francisco, Calif.: Aged 86.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.George W. Getty, class of 1840.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Getty's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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