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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Henry A. Greene

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Matteawan (now Beacon), NY.​a

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., 20th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Sep. 30, 1879, to Apr. 29, 1880, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., to Jan. 22, 1881, — and Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to Oct. 16, 1881; on sick leave and leave of absence, to Jan., 1882; in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to June 30, 1885; on delay, to Aug. 28, 1885; on frontier duty at Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., to –––––; and as Regimental

(First Lieut., 20th Infantry, July 24, 1886)

Adjutant, Oct. 22, 1886, to –––––.

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

(Henry Alexander Greene)

Military History. — Served: (As Regimental Adjutant, 20th Infantry,  p310 until Oct. 21, 1890) On duty enlisting and organizing Indian company of the regiment, April, 1891 to Oct., 1894, at Camp Poplar River and Fort Assinniboine, Mont.

(Captain of Infantry, 20th Infantry, Oct. 14, 1891)

— On duty at U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, Nov. 13, 1894 to April, 1898, as Assistant Instructor, Departments of Infantry and Law, and Instructor in charge of Departments of Law and Strategy. — In command of Company H, 20th Infantry, in the Santiago campaign, June 24 until Aug. 30, 1898; served from the landing at Daiquiri until the surrender of Santiago, July 17, participating in the battles of El Caney and Santiago. — Left Montauk Point on sick leave, Aug. 30; rejoined at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 24, 1898. — En route, with regiment, for Philippine Islands, Jan. 22 to March 4, 1899; in the field, Philippine Islands, March 4, 1899, to ––––

(Major of Infantry, 14th Infantry, May 31, 1900)

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

Military History. — Served: In the field, Philippine Islands, March 4, 1899 to March 20, 1899; Assistant Military Secretary, Press Censor; member Board of Claims and Aide-de‑Camp to the Military Governor (General E. S. Otis), March 21, 1899 to May 31, 1900; en route to the United States, June 1 to July 1, 1900; on duty as Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, July 10, 1900 to Feb. 28, 1901; Assistant Adjutant-General (by detail), Feb. 28, 1901 to Aug. 8, 1903; on duty in Adjutant-General's Office; member of War College Board and Board to select Officers for the General Staff, July 10, 1900 to Aug. 8, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Infantry, Aug. 8, 1903)

— Secretary of the General Staff, Aug. 15, 1903 to June 30, 1904; general member of General Staff, Jan. 29, 1904 to Oct. 20, 1906; Chief of Staff, Southwestern Division, Oklahoma City, O. T., July 5, 1904 to April 1, 1905; Chief of Staff, Northern Division, St. Louis, Mo., April 2, 1905 to Oct. 20, 1906.

(Colonel, 10th Infantry, Oct. 20, 1906)

— Commanding regiment and post of Fort Wm. H. Seward, Alaska, Jan. 16, 1907 to –––––, 1908; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. to –––––.

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

(Henry Alexander Greene, Born Aug. 5, 1856.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 10th Infantry, Oct. 20, 1906.

At Fort William H. Seward, Alaska, commanding regiment and post, Jan. 16, 1907, to June, 1908; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., to March, 1911 (except while at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., President of Infantry Equipment Board, April, 1909, May, 1910); at Maneuver Camp, San Antonio, Texas, March to September, 1911; at Panama Canal Zone, to April, 1914; commanding Central Department, April to August, 1914; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., commanding Service Schools, August, 1914, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Nov. 19, 1914)

May, 1916; commanding Eagle Pass District, Texas, May to August, 1916; at San Antonio, Texas, commanding 12th Provisional Division and District of Arizona, August, 1916, to March, 1917; commanding 3rd Provisional Division and District of Arizona, March to August, 1917;

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

at Camp Lewis, American Lake, Wash., commanding Camp and 91st Division, Aug. 26, 1917, to June 18, 1918;

(Honorably Discharged as Major-General, N. A., Only, June 18, 1918)

commanding Philippines Department, Aug. 6 to Nov. 29, 1918.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 29, 1918,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Military Societies: Sons of Revolution; Military Order of Foreign Wars; Military Society of the Carabao; Society of the Army of Santiago de Cuba.

Service medals: Spanish-American War; Cuban Occupation; Philippine Insurrection.

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

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 29, 1918,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Aug. 19, 1921, at Oakland, Calif.: Aged 65.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1922.

Major-General, U. S. A. (Posthumously), Aug. 19, 1921,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Greene's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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