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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Ill.)

Frank F. Eastman

(Ap'd Ill.)


Born Toulon, IL.​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., 14th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Douglas, Utah, Sep. 30 to Oct. 1,º 1879, — Camp on White River, Col., to July 20, 1880 (leave of absence, to Sep. 14, 1880), — Ft. Douglas, Utah, to Sep. 28, 1881, — Camp on Snake River, Wy., to July 16, 1883, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to June 25, 1884, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Nov. 16, 1887, — Ft. Canby, Wash., to Jan. 7, 1888, — and Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 14th Infantry, July 1, 1890)

Served: At Vancouver Barracks to Jan., 1891; at Fort Riley, Kan., Jan. 1 to 27, 1891; at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from Jan. 27, 1891 till Oct. 1, 1894 (Post Commissary from Feb. 28, 1891 till June 30, 1893);

(Captain of Infantry, 14th Infantry, Aug. 14, 1894)

on leave till Dec. 27, 1894; at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., till Feb. 15, 1898 (on topographical duty near Portland, Ore., in 1896 and 1897); at Skaguay,º Alaska, till May 12, 1898; en route to Vancouver Barracks till May 18; en route to San Francisco, Cal., till May 23; boarded steamship City of Sydney, May 24; en route to Manila, P. I., till June 30; landed at Cavite, July 2; at Camp Dewey, Aug. 3; on duty at Cuartel de Malate, Manila, P. I., from Aug. 13, 1898 till Feb. 5, 1899; in trenches between Pasay and San Pedro Macate from Feb. 5 till April 3, 1899; in fight with Spaniards south of Manila, P. I., on Aug. 5, 1898; participated in capture of Manila on Aug. 13; in fight with Filipinos on Feb. 5, 1899; in skirmish with same, Feb. 11, 1899. — Commanding 3d Battalion of the 14th Infantry from Sep. 28, 1898 till March 3, and from March 11 till April 3, 1899; commanded Company A, 14th Infantry, from Dec. 27, 1894 till Sept. 28, 1899, and from Dec. 28, 1898 till April 3, 1899. — En route to U. S. on sick leave till April 29; on sick leave till Aug. 31, 1899. — In Washington, D. C., as Adjutant-General of the Militia of the District of Columbia, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: In Washington, D. C., on temporary duty as Adjutant-General of the D. C. Militia, till Oct. 31; en route to Manila, P. I., via the Suez Canal, commanding the 1st Battalion, 47th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, from Nov. 5, 1899, till Dec. 22; commanded Company A, 14th Infantry, from Dec. 23, 1899, till March 21, 1900; transferred to Company K, 14th Infantry, March 21, commanding same till June 6, when assigned to S. D. in Manila; assigned to the command of the 2d Battalion of the 14th Infantry, July 10; commanded same on the China Relief Expedition, from July 15, till Nov. 14; sailed from Manila on the British Steamer Flintshire, on July 15; reached Nagasaki, Japan, July 21; reached Taku, China, July 27; reached Tientsin, Aug. 1; marched from Tientsin as part of the Relief Expedition to Peking, Aug. 4; participated in engagement at Yangtsun, Aug. 6, and in capture of Peking and relief of the Legations, on Aug. 14; in assault on, and capture of the Imperial City, Aug. 15; commanded post at Matao, on the Pei‑ho River, garrisoned by detachments of Russian, Japanese, German, French, English (detachments of Royal Welsh Fusileers, 3d Bombay Cavalry, Bengal Lancers, Bunjaub Infantry and Wei‑hai‑wei Regiment of Chinese), and American troops, from Sept. 2 till Oct. 15. The 14th Infantry left Peking, Oct. 21, en route to Manila; left Taku, on Nov. 3 and arrived at Manila, Nov. 13; commanded a battalion of the 14th Infantry till May 1, 1901, and the 14th Infantry, till May 8, 1901.

(Major of Infantry, Feb. 28, 1901)

— Assigned to the 28th U. S. Infantry, March 26, 1901; Provost Marshal of Santa Ana, P. I., from about May 9 till about June 28; en route to U. S., from July 5 to July 29; joined 28 Infantry at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, on July 31; left Vancouver Barracks on Nov. 12 with the regiment, en route to the Philippine Islands; left San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 15; reached Manila, Dec. 12; landed at Naic, Dec. 13; reached Indan, Cavite Province, with two companies, on Dec. 14; detailed Acting Inspector-General, 4th Separate Brigade, Jan. 13; reached Nueva Caceres, Luzon, Feb. 22, 1902; on duty as A. I. G. till Aug. 9; transferred to the Subsistence Department, U. S. Army, on June 27, to rank therein, from April 1, 1901; Chief Commissary, 6th Separate Brigade, and Depot Commissary at Tacloban, Leyte, from Aug. 28 till Dec. 31; Depot Commissary at Tacloban till Jan. 31; Assistant to the Chief Commissary,  p298 Department of Luzon, from Feb. 16 till April 2; Assistant to the Depot and Purchasing Commissary at Manila, from April 2 till Sept. 30; Chief Commissary of the Department of Luzon, from Sept. 30, 1903, till Aug. 14, 1904; relieved from duty as Chief Commissary, Department of Luson, on Aug. 14, 1904; en route to U. S., from Aug. 15 till Sept. 16; Chief Commissary of the Department of California, from Sept. 17 till Nov. 5, 1905; Chief Commissary, Department of California, till Nov. 5; Chief Commissary, Department of the Lakes, Chicago, Ill., from Nov. 10 to ––––

(Deputy Commissary-General, with rank of Lieut.‑Colonel,
Oct. 13, 1907)

— Chief Commissary of the Department of the Lakes, till Oct. 1; Chief Commissary of the Department of the Missouri and Purchasing Commissary at Omaha, Neb., from Oct. 2, 1908 to –––––.

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

(Frank French Eastman, Born March 4, 1854.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Deputy Commissary-General, Oct. 13, 1907.

At Omaha, Neb., Chief Commissary, Department of the Missouri and Purchasing Commissary, Oct. 2, 1908, to June 20, 1912; at Chicago, Ill., Chief Commissary, Central Division, July 1 to Nov. 1, 1912; Assistant to Department Quartermaster, Central Department, to Feb. 28, 1913; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Assistant to Department Quartermaster, Southern Department, to Feb. 28, 1915; at Portland, Oregon, in charge of Quartermaster's office to

 p280  (Colonel, Quartermaster Corps, Aug. 1, 1916)

Nov. 20, 1916; at Chicago, Ill., Depot Quartermaster, Nov. 25, 1916, to April 30, 1917.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, April 30, 1917,
At His Own Request After Over 40 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 30, 1917,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Apr. 30, 1917.

Died, July 4, 1935, at Portland, Ore.: Aged 81.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Eastman's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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