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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born La.)

Thomas Jeffersonº Lewis

(Ap'd La.)


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

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., and in the field, Oct. 21, 1879 (leave of absence, May 6 to Sep. 6, 1882), to May 24, 1884, Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., and in the field, to Aug. 12, 1886, and Boisé Barracks,

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, July 26, 1886)

Ida. (leave of absence, Mar. 28 to May, 1889, and May 23‑30, 1889), to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: In command of Troop D, 2d Cavalry, Boisé Barracks, Ida., Jan. to June, 1880; at Fort Lowell, Ariz., June to Sept., 1890; Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Sept., 1890 to Oct., 1892; Fort Wingate, N. M., from Oct. 28, 1892 to Oct. 11, 1894, commanding Navajo Indian Troop L, 2d Cavalry. — Fort Riley, Kan., from Oct. 14, 1892 to April 19, 1898.

(Captain of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, June 13, 1897)

— Served in Spanish-American war in command of Troop A, 2d Cavalry; — Chickamauga Park, Ga., April 23 to May 11, 1898; Mobile, Ala., 4th Corps, May 13 to June 4, 1898; Tampa Bay, Fla., 5th Corps, June 6, 1898; left Tampa Bay with 5th Corps, en route to Cuba, on transport Stillwater; disembarked at Daiquiri, Cuba, June 23, 1898; same date to Siboney; returned to Daiquiri, June 24; Sevilla, June 25; participated in battles around Santiago, July 1, 2, and 3. — On mounted service of various kinds connected with Headquarters, 5th Corps. — Commanded escort to receive surrender of interior Spanish garrisons, July 19 to Aug. 16. — At El Cristo, Moron, Dos Caminos, San Luis, Palma Soriano. — Embarked for Montauk Point, Aug. 24, arriving Sept. 30. — Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 3, 1898 to Feb. 1, 1899. — Matanzas, Cuba, commanding squadron consisting of troops A, F, and G, from Feb. 1, 1899 to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: In Matanzas, Cuba, commanding squadron consisting of Troops A, F and G, from Feb. 1, 1899 to June, 1899; commanding Troop A, 2d Cavalry, at Matanzas, Cuba, to Feb., 1900; Regimental Adjutant, to Nov., 1903; left Cuba, Jan., 1901; at Fort Myer, Va., to Nov., 1903; General Recruiting Service, to Nov., 1905.

(Major of Cavalry, 13th Cavalry, April 22, 1905)

— At Fort Riley, Kas., commanding 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry, Jan. 9, 1906 to July 26, 1907; inspecting Militia, Kansas, April 1 to 16, 1906; member of the Cavalry Board, 1906 to July 26, 1907; member of Cavalry Examining Board, Aug., 1906 to July 26, 1909; commanded march, 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry, from Fort Riley, Kas., to Fort Sheridan, Ill., July 27, 1907 to Sept. 6, 1907; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., commanding 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry; inspecting Militia, Illinois, March 2 to April 3, 1908.

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

(Born April 6, 1857.)

Military History. —

Major, 13th Cavalry, April 22, 1905

At Fort Sheridan, Ill., commanding Squadron, 13th Cavalry and post to March 1, 1909; commanding Squadron en route to Philippines, March 1‑28, 1909; at Camp McGrath, Batangas, P. I., commanding 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry, to Dec. 31, 1910; at Fort McKinley, P. I., commanding Squadron to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 13th Cavalry, March 11, 1911)

March 15, 1911; commanding Squadron en route to U. S., March 15 to April 11, 1911; at Fort Riley, Kans., with regiment, April 16, 1911, to Feb. 28, 1912; member of Cavalry Examining Board to March 4, 1912; detailed in Adjutant-General's Department, Feb. 28, 1912; at St. Paul, Minn., Adjutant-General, Department of the Lakes, May 14, 1912, to Feb. 26, 1913; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Adjutant-General, Southern Department, and Adjutant, 1st Cavalry Division, to April 26, 1913;

(Assigned to 6th Cavalry, April 27, 1913)

unassigned, June 10 to Dec. 1, 1913.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 1, 1913,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Recalled to active duty Dec. 2, 1913; at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on General Recruiting Service, Dec. 2, 1913, to Aug. 4, 1914; at New Orleans, La., Aug. 5, 1914, to Aug. 29, 1918; detailed in Inspector-General's Department; at Washington, D. C., in office of Inspector-General, Aug. 29 to Sept. 21, 1918; at Portland, Oregon, Inspector-General, September, 1918, to

Died, Jan. 16, 1920, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 62.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Lewis' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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