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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Frederick S. Foltz​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Colville, Wash., Oct. 9, 1879, to Dec. 3, 1881, — Ft. Spokane, Wash., to Apr., 1882, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash. (leave of absence, May 1 to Nov. 1, 1883), to Dec. 6, 1883, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., to May 23, 1884, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to June 10, 1884, — and Ft. Custer, Mon., to Aug. 7, 1884; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Modern Languages, Aug. 28, 1884, to Aug. 28, 1888; and on

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 16, 1888)

frontier duty at Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Assinniboine, Mont., to Dec. 13, 1891; on leave to May 12, 1892; on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to May 17, 1894; with troop at Fort Grant, Ariz., to May 20, 1895; at Fort Riley, Kan. (on leave in Europe, May 23 to Oct. 22, 1897), to April 18, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Lakeland, Fla., to June, 1898, being on duty as Quartermaster, 2d Brigade, Cavalry Division, May 16 to June 8, 1898.

(Captain of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, June 23, 1898)

— On duty with Major-General Miles in Cuba and in Puerto Rico, July and Aug., 1898. — With regiment at Montauk Point, Sept. 28 to Oct., 1898, and at Huntsville, Ala., to Nov. 23, 1898. — Collector of Customs at Ballabarro, Cuba, Dec. 29, 1898 to March 13, 1899; with regiment at Matanzas, Cuba, to June 16, 1899; Acting Inspector-General, Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Acting Inspector-General, Department of Matanzas and Santa Clara, to June, 1901; Supervisor of the Police of Havana; Chief of the Secret Service of Cuba, and Provost Marshal of Havana; also Captain of the Port of Havana, to May 20, 1902; on duty in Washington, D. C., to July, 1902; (on leave in Europe, to Oct., 1902); with troop at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to Oct., 1903; being on detached duty at Springfield Armory and Sandy Hook; member of Board on adoption of a new army rifle, in March, 1903; Regimental Adjutant, Oct., 1903; at headquarters of the regiment, Fort Myer, Va., to Dec., 1903; sailed for Philippine Islands, from New York, via Suez, Dec. 20, 1903; at Camp Wallace, Union, to May, 1905; (on leave in Japan and China, March, April and May, 1905); on duty at Camp Stotsenburg, Pampanga, to Jan. 24, 1906; sailed from Philippine Islands, Jan. 25, 1906, arriving in San Francisco, Feb. 25, 1906; on duty at Fort Assinniboine, Montana, to Oct., 1906.

(Major, 15th Cavalry, Sept. 13, 1906)

— On duty in office of Provisional Governor, Havana, Cuba, from Oct. 12, 1906 to April 6, 1908; Aide to Provisional Governor of Cuba, Nov. 16, 1906; on duty as Chief of Office, Provisional Governor, to April 6, 1908; appointed Governor of the Province of Havana, April 6, 1908 to Oct. 1, 1908; Supervisor of Police, Havana, Oct. 1, 1908 to Jan. 28, 1909; at Fort Myer, Va., to –––––, commanding 1st Squadron of his regiment.

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

(Frederick Steinman Foltz, Born Dec. 15, 1857.)

Military History. —

Major, 15th Cavalry, Sept. 13, 1906.

At Havana, Cuba, Supervisor of Police, Oct. 1, 1908, to Jan. 28, 1909; at Fort Myer, Va., commanding Squadron, to May 30, 1911; en route to England, on special duty in London, and return to U. S., May 31 to July 15, 1911; at Fort Myer, Va., commanding captain, July 28, 1911, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, Feb. 29, 1912)

June 10, 1912 (at Governor's Island, N. Y., on detached service, March 26 to April 12, 1912; at Buffalo, N. Y., April 29 to May 7, 1912, and May 10 to 23, 1912); en route to Sweden, on special duty at Stockholm, and return to U. S., June 11 to Aug. 14, 1912; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, Aug. 15, 1912, to

(Colonel, 1st Cavalry, Sept. 27, 1914)

Oct. 31, 1914 (on detached service at Cavalry Camp at Winchester, Va., July 16 to Oct. 3, 1913); on leave of absence, Nov. 1, 1914, to Feb. 5, 1915; at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., commanding 3rd Cavalry, Feb. 11 to March 25, 1915; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., sick, March 24 to June 6, 1915; at Presidio of Monterey, commanding 1st Cavalry, June 7, 1915, to March 12, 1916; at Douglas, Arizona, with regiment, March 15, 1916, to May 19, 1917; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., with regiment, May 23 to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 21, 1917; at Camp Lewis, Wash., commanding 182nd Infantry Brigade, Aug. 23, 1917, to June 21, 1918; at Camp Merritt, N. J., with Brigade, June 26 to July 5, 1918; en route to France to July 23, 1918; in France commanding 91st Division, July 24 to

(Returned to Grade of Colonel, Nov. 11, 1918)

Nov. 12, 1918; with 91st Division to June, 1919; en route to U. S. to June 29, 1919; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., with 6th Cavalry, July 3, 1919, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

At Camp Lewis, Wash., commanding 182nd Infantry Brigade, Aug. 23, 1917, to June 21, 1918; (commanded 91st Division from about Dec. 25, 1917, to about Mar. 1, 1918, during absence of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.H. A. Greene); commanded 91st Division en route to France and in France in training area at Montigny le Roy, June 21 to about Sept. 1, 1918; commanded 182nd Infantry Brigade Sept. 1 to 26;

(Returned to Grade of Colonel, Nov. 11, 1918)

assigned to command of Liverpool Debarkation Area; at Gièvres and Vendôme, France, and at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., commanding 6th Cavalry, Dec. 15, 1918, to Jan. 17, 1921, when he was transferred to Fort McPherson, Ga. On leave of absence until the date of retirement.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 15, 1921,
By Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Since retirement, has resided in Washington, D. C.

[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

Civil History: — 2022 Columbia Rd NW, Washington DC

Died, Aug. 28, 1952, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 94.​a

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Notes:

1 Son of Medical Director Jonathan M. Foltz, U. S. Navy.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Foltz died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the WPAOG memorial article.

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