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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Ga.)

James Lockett

(Ap'd Ga.)


Born Oct. 31, 1855, Culloden, GA.​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., 4th Cavalry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Sep. 29 to Oct. 6, 1879, — Ft. Hays, Kan., to Feb. 28, 1880, — Scouting in Kansas and New Mexico, to Nov. 27, 1880, being engaged with Apaches, Sep. 7, 1880, — Ft. Hays, Kan. (leave of absence, Dec. 11, 1880, to Feb. 8, 1881), to May 10, 1881, — Scouting, in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, to Nov. 1, 1881, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., and in the field, to June 11, 1884, — Ft. Apache, Ara. (leave of absence, Dec. 2, 1884, to Mar. 21, 1885), and in the field, to Dec. 1, 1885, being engaged with Apache Indians, May 22, 1885, and in charge of Indian affairs at that post, to May 31, 1886, — in the field

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Mar. 1, 1886)

(commanding Indian Scouts, Aug. 17 to Oct. 19, 1886), — Ft. Bowie, Ara., to Sep. 29, 1887, — and Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Sep. 11, 1889; and on Recruiting Service, from Oct. 5, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: On recruiting service at Detroit, Mich., Oct. 5, 1889 to Oct. 2, 1891; garrison duty at Fort Walla Walla, Wash. (Regimental Adjutant, Nov. 16, 1891 to April 14, 1894),

(Captain of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, April 14, 1894)

to May 14, 1894; at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal. (at Sequoia National Park, Cal., May to Nov., 1895, and May to Nov., 1896), to July, 1898. — En route to and in Philippines to Jan. 15, 1899; on special duty as Acting Inspector-General, 2d Division, 8th Corps, in Philippines, to Feb. 15, 1899; Aide-de‑camp to General MacArthur to Aug. 10, 1899.

(Colonel, 11th U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, Aug. 10,º 1899)

— Organizing and commanding regiment in the Philippines to ––––

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

(Colonel, 11th U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, Aug. 12,º 1899)

Military History. — Served: About Sept. 15 the 11th U. S. Volunteer Cavalry left Manila, P. I. and took station at Camp Stotsenburg, where it was kept hard at work doing scouting and outpost duty; was at the attack on San Mateo, Dec. 18, commanding mounted squadron, and, after the death of Major-General Lawton, Dec. 19, took  p293 command of all the forces present, reconnoitered and located a strong Insurgent position across gorge of San Mateo River above Montalban, and commanded expedition against the position, which was assaulted and captured, Dec. 27. The loss inflicted on the Insurgents was such that this force never again got together; nearly 2,000 troops were engaged in this expedition. Early in Jan., 1900, took station at Pasay Cavalry Barracks, and, in Feb., at Naic, Cavite, and on June 1, at Nueve, Caceres, and on June 14, drove the Insurgents out of Mabatobato, and on July 15, was placed in command of the 3d District, Department of Southern Luzon, and commanded same until Oct. 5; and commanded Sub‑District of Lagoncy, to Dec. 31; commanded Sub‑District of Lagoncy, Jan. 1, 1901 to 16, 1901.º

(Honorably mustered out as Colonel,
11th U. S. Volunteer Cavalry)

— At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., March 13; D. S. as Assistant to Mustering officer at San Francisco, Cal., March 13 to July 10; A. W. L., July 11 to Nov. 8; commanding troop, Nov. 8, to Dec. 31, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; commanding troop, Jan. 1, 1902 to Sept. 7; D. S., Sept. 7 to 14; commanding troop, Sept. 14 to Dec. 31; commanding troop, Jan. 1, 1903 to Feb. 10; A. W. L., Feb. 13 to 28.

(Major, 4th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1903)

— D. S. at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Feb. 28 to March 6; D. S. en route to join, March 6 to 19; joined at Ft. Riley, Kas., March 19; commanding 1st Squadron, June 3 to Dec. 31; commanding regiment, Aug. 26 to Sept. 22; commanding 1st Squadron, Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, 1904; commanding Cavalry Sub‑post, and Director of School for Cavalry, July 16 to 20; also from Sept. 11 to 25; S. C. and S. O., Fort Walla Walla, Wash., Oct. 19 to Dec. 31; commanding post, Nov. 26 to Dec. 11; commanding 1st Squadron, Jan. 1, 1905 to 26; S. C. and S. O., Jan. 1 to 20, and until 26; left post en route to Presidio of Monterey, Cal., Jan. 26; D. S. commanding 3d Squadron, Feb. 2d to Aug. 1; joined 3d Squadron, April 30; assigned to 1st Squadron and joined same at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 2; left Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., with Squadron en route to the Philippine Islands, on U. S. A. Transport Buford, arriving on Oct. 23; S. C. and S. O. and Fire Marshal at Camp Overton, Mindanao, Oct. 6 to Dec. 31; Athletic Officer, Oct. 10 to Dec. 31; commanding 1st Squadron to Dec. 31; commanding post of Camp Overton, P. I., and 1st Squadron, Jan. 20 to Feb. 13, 1906; Fire Marshal, S. C. and S. O., and Athletic Officer and commanding 1st Squadron, Feb. 14 to April 17; D. S. at Malabang, P. I., in charge of Infantry Rifle Competition, April 18 to May 7; commanding 1st Squadron, S. C., and Athletic Officer and Fire Marshal, Camp Overton, P. I., May 8 to June 29; commanding post of Camp Overton, P. I., and 1st Squadron and in temporary charge of Moro affairs, June 28 to July 13; commanding 1st Squadron, July 14 to 20; commanding post and 1st Squadron, and in charge of Moro affairs, July 21 to Oct. 21; D. S. at Zamboanga, P. I.; member G. C. M., Oct. 21 to Nov. 16; D. S. at Camp Overton, P. I., commanding post and 1st Squadron and in charge of Moro affairs, Nov. 16 to 23; D. S. at Manila, P. I.; member Examining Board, Nov. 23 to Dec. 29; commanding 1st Squadron, post and district and in charge of Moro affairs, Dec. 29 to 31; D. S. at Camp Overton, P. I., commanding 1st Squadron, post and district, and in charge of Moro affairs, Jan. 1, 1907 to Oct. 11, 1907; left post of Camp Overton, P. I., with squadron en route to the U. S., Oct. 11; at Mariveles,  p294 P. I., Oct. 18 to 24; left on U. S. A. Transport Thomas, for the U. S., Oct. 24; arrived at Nagasaki, Japan, Oct. 29; left Oct. 31; arrived at Honolulu, H. I., Nov. 14; left same date; arrived at San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 22; A. W. L., Nov. 23 to Dec. 31; A. W. L., Jan. 1 to March 19, 1908; commanding post and regiment, March 19 to May 22; commanding 1st Squadron, May 22 to 30; commanding post and regiment, May 30 to June 12; D. S. at Fort Leavenworth, Kas.; G. C. M. duty, June 12 to 23; commanding 1st Squadron, June 23 to July 5; commanding post, July 5 to 10; commanding regiment, July 5 to 21; commanding 1st Squadron, July 21 to Aug. 11; en route to and at Maneuvers, Camp Emmet Crawford, Wyo. July 10 to Aug. 11; A. W. L., Aug. 11 to Sept. 2; commanding 1st Squadron, Sept. 3 to Oct. 3; Fire Marshal, Sept. 3 to Oct. 3; Summary Court and Surveying Officer, Sept. 4 to 25; commanding post, Oct. 3 to 22; Summary Court and Surveying Officer, Oct. 22d to Dec. 31; Fire Marshal, Oct. 22 to Dec. 31; commanding 1st Squadron, Oct. 22 to Dec. 31; commanding 1st Squadron and Fire Marshal, Jan. 1 to 5, 1909; Summary Court and Surveying Officer, Jan. 13 to Feb. 28; D. S. at Fort Robinson, Neb.; G. C. M. duty, Jan. 5 to 13; commanding 1st Squadron, and Fire Marshal, Jan. 13 to Feb. 28; D. S. at Fort Mackenzie, Wyo.; G. C. M. duty, Feb. 28 to March 4; commanding 1st Squadron, Fire Marshal and Summary Court and Surveying Officer, March 4 to 18; commanding post and regiment, March 18 to –––––.

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

(Born Oct. 31, 1855.)

Military History. —

Major, 4th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1903.

At Fort Meade, S. D., commanding regiment and post, March 18 to Dec. 22, 1909, and commanding Squadron, Jan. 1 to Nov. 28, 1910 (at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, commanding Squadron at Military Tournament, Sept. 14 to Oct. 15, 1909); at Washington, D. C., and at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., member of Cavalry Equipment Board, December, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Cavalry, Jan. 19, 1911)

March 20, 1911; at Fort Riley, Kans., Commandant, Mounted Service School, March 20, 1911, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, Aug. 28, 1912)

(Assigned to 11th Cavalry, March 12, 1913)

March 24, 1913; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., commanding Regiment and post, to March 12, 1916 (marched with Regiment to Winchester, Va., June 16 to July 18, 1913; remained at Winchester as part of Cavalry Brigade for trying out new cavalry drill, to Sept. 30, when he marched with regiment to Washington, D. C., arriving Oct. 3; entrained at Alexandria, Va., for Oglethorpe, Oct. 11, 1913; at Trinidad, Col., commanding southeastern Colorado Strike Zone, Regiment and Squadron of 5th Cavalry, May 5º to Jan. 10, 1915; returned to Fort Oglethorpe, Jan. 13, 1915); at Columbus, N. M., March 16, 1916; with Punitive Expedition in Mexico, March 18 to June 25, 1916; at Columbus, N. M.; San Antonio, Texas, and Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., member of Officers' Examining Board, to Oct. 15, 1916; at El Paso, Texas, Inspector-Instructor National Guard Cavalry, to March 4, 1917; at Louisville, Ky., Chief Mustering Officer, National Guard of Kentucky, to April 1, 1917; at Fairmount,  p275 W. V., mustering in National Guard of West Virginia, and at Pittsburgh, Pa., on same duty to May, 1917, when he returned to El Paso, Texas; at Santa Fé, N. M., Examining Officer for Officers' Training Camp, June 20 to Aug. 15, 1917; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., commanding Regiment and Post, August, 1917, to September, 1918; at Fort Myer, Va., commanding Regiment and Post to June 15, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 30, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 44 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 30, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 44 Years' Service.

Awarded two Silver Stars and cited "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Manila, P. I., Feb. 5, 1899," and "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Marilao, Luzon, P. I., Mar. 27, 1899."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., June 30, 1919.

Died, May 4, 1933, at Coronado, Calif.: Aged 78.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Lockett's birthplace is from his obituary in the Association of Graduates Annual Report, June 11, 1934.

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