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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III
p307
2756

(Born Mo.)

Abiel L. Smith

(Ap'd Mo.)

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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., 19th Infantry, June 14, 1878.

Second Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 28, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Supply, I. T., Oct. 8, 1878, to Jan. 1,

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, Feb. 3, 1879)

1878, — Ft. Elliott, Tex., and scouting, to Nov. 25, 1880, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to May 9, 1881, — Scouting, to Nov. 1, 1881, — Ft. Stanton, N. M. (leave of absence, Jan. 27 to Apr. 22, 1882), Scouting and Rifle Competition, to Apr. 4, 1883, — Ft. Selden, N. M., to Sep. 5, 1883, — Ft. Stanton,

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 30, 1883)

N. M., to Nov. 20, 1883 (leave of absence, to Jan. 20, 1884), — Scouting, to July 1884, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Nov. 17, 1884, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo. (sick leave of absence, Feb. 15 to Apr. 13, 1886), to Apr. 15, 1886, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara., and Scouting, to Nov., 1886, — conducting recruits, to Jan. 18, 1887, — and Ft. Huachuca, Ara., and Scouting, to July 1, 1887; in garrison at Ft. Myer, Va., to Nov. 7, 1888; as Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 2, 1888, to –––––; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lowell, Ara., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p304
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Brevet Captain, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in the campaign against Geronimo's band of Indians, in Sonora, Mexico, from July to Sept., 1886)

 p305  Served: (Regimental Quartermaster, 4th Cavalry, Jan. 1 to June 1, 1890 at Fort Lowell, Ariz.) En route to Fort Walla Walla, Wash., till June 18, 1890. — On leave of absence in Europe till June 19, 1891. — At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., before Board for examination for promotion, till July 20, 1891. — (Regimental Quartermaster at Fort Walla Walla, Wash., till June 20, 1892.)

(Captain of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, May 6, 1892)

— On special duty, Washington, D. C., from June 25 to Aug. 22.

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, June 28, 1892)

— Assistant Depot Commissary, Chicago, Ill., from Aug. 22, 1892 to Feb. 21, 1893. — San Francisco, Cal., Assistant to Depot Commissary, Feb. 25 to June 22, 1893. — Kansas City, Purchasing and Depot Commissary, from June 26, 1893 to May 3, 1898.

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, March 11, 1898)

— On special duty in office of Commissary-General of Subsistence, from May 5 to 23, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence, by assignment,
July 22, 1898 to March 2, 1899)

— Purchasing and Depot Commissary, Tampa, Fla., till Aug. 16, 1898. — Purchasing and Depot Commissary, Puerto Rico, till Oct. 11, 1898. — Chief and Purchasing and Depot Commissary, Division of Cuba, from Nov. 3, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, March 2, 1899)

Vol. V
p282
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Assistant to the Commissary-General of Subsistence and Disbursing Commissary at Washington, D. C., Jan. 1, 1900 to April 3, 1901; detached service, May 16 to June 8, 1900, at Seattle, Washington, relative subsistence of troops en route to and in Alaska; June 20 to Aug. 31, 1900, temporary duty as Chief and Purchasing Commissary, Department of the East, at New York; Oct. 21 to Nov. 4, 1900, at Kansas City, Mo., inspecting subsistence supplies destined for the Philippines,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Deputy Commissary-General, U. S. A., April 1, 1901)

and April 6 to Sept. 16, 1901, at Chicago, Ill., temporary duty as Chief and Purchasing Commissary; April 10‑11, May 9‑10 and May 23‑24, 1901, at Kansas City, Mo., and April 19 and May 20, 1901, at Akron, Ohio, inspecting subsistence supplies; May 21 to 31, 1901, member of Board of Officers convened to examine candidates for appointment as Lieutenants; Purchasing Commissary at St. Louis, Mo., from Sept. 17, 1901 to July 22, 1904; detached service April 6 to May 3, 1903, Chief Commissary of troops assembled at St. Louis to participate in dedication ceremonies at World's Fair, Louisiana Exposition; Oct. 11 to 31, 1903, at Fort Riley, Kas., as Chief Commissary of Maneuver Division; Assistant to the Commissary-General, U. S. A., Washington, D. C., from Aug. 23 to Oct. 12, 1904; en route to Manila, P. I., from Oct. 13 to Nov. 29, 1904; Chief Commissary, Philippines Division, from Nov. 30, 1904 to March 13, 1907; detached service, member of General Court Martial, Manila, P. I., Dec. 15 to 19, 1904, and March 9 to 17, 1905; inspection of subsistence affairs at all posts in Departments of Visayas and Mindanao, P. I., Jan., 1905; member of Board of Officers convened at Baguio, Benguet Province, P. I., to consider plans for the establishment of a Cantonement at that place for treatment of officers and employees, May 17 to 23, 1905; in Australia, from May 27 to July 19, 1905, investigating conditions of supply of fresh beef and vegetables for the army in the Philippines; member of Board of Officers to consider the Manila Flats reservation for military purposes, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 25, 1905; also member of Board of Officers convened to examine officers proposed for promotion, Nov. 16, 17, 1905.

(Colonel, Assistant Instructor Commissary-General, U. S. A., Oct. 13, 1905)

and at Camp John Hay, Benguet Province, Luzon, P. I., May 11 to 19, 1906, devising means of transportation and supply of subsistence stores for that post; at Camp Stotsenburg, Pampanga, P. I., July  p283 5 to 7, 1906, considering matter of issuing Filipino ration to native employes; visited China and Japan, July 19 to Sept. 30, 1906, in connection with supply of fresh vegetables for the army in the Philippines; en route from Manila, P. I., to the United States (New York City), March 14 to April 28, 1907; Purchasing Commissary and Subsistence Superintendent, Army Transport Service, at New York City, N. Y., from April 29, 1907 to –––––; detached service, member of Board of Officers convened at Chicago, Ill., to examine officers proposed for promotion, Oct. 22 to 31, 1907, and Jan. 11 to 17, 1908.

Vol. VI
p260
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Abiel Leonard Smith, Born July 14, 1857.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Commissary-General, Oct. 13, 1905.

At New York City, Purchasing Commissary and Subsistence Superintendent, Army Transport Service, April 29, 1907, to Oct. 12, 1912 (on detached service, Chief Observer for the Subsistence Department during the Massachusetts Maneuvers, 1911; same service during the Connecticut Maneuvers; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., taking course for Field Officers, Jan. 1 to April 1, 1912); at Chicago, Ill., Chief Quartermaster, Central Department, Nov. 1, 1912, to Aug. 14, 1913; at Washington, D. C., at Army War College, Aug. 15, 1913, to May 25, 1914, when he completed the course and received certificate therefor; designated as Chief Quartermaster for First Field Army in contemplated operations, May 20, 1914; at Army Headquarters, War Department, to June 1, 1914; at New York City, Depot Quartermaster and Superintendent Army Transport Service, June 1, 1914, to

(Brigadier-General, Quartermaster Corps, Sept. 21, 1916)

Oct. 1, 1916; at Washington, D. C., Chief of Supplies Division, including clothing, equipage, fuel, forage, subsistence, Oct. 1, 1916, to Jan. 3, 1918.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 3, 1918,
At His Own Request, After Over 43 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p153
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 3, 1918,
At His Own Request, After Over 43 Years' Service.

Vol. VIII
p56
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Jan. 3, 1918.

Civil History: — Lived on myº farm at Carmel, N. Y., since retirement.

Vol. IX
p42
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Brig Gen Ret 3 Jan 18

Civil History: — Lived on his farm at Carmel NY since retirement.

Died Apr. 24, 1924, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 88.

Buried, Mount Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.


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