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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Io.)

Daniel Laneº Howell

(Ap'd Io.)


Born Keokuk, IA.​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., 7th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., Sep. 30, 1879 to Oct. 1, 1879; on frontier duty at White River, Col., to June, 1880, — in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Minn., to Nov. 21, 1882; and on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Apr. 4, 1883, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to May 14, 1889, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Apr. 23, 1889)

Washakie, Wy., to Aug. 7, 1889, — Camp George Crook, Neb., to Sep. 23, 1889, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Oct. 16, 1889, — and Ft. Logan, Col., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Logan, Colo., to Oct. 9, 1891. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo., Oct. 13, 1891 to Sept. 1, 1892; garrison duty at Fort Logan, Colo., to April 20, 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 7th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— With regiment at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago, and in Cuba, to Aug., 1898; participating in the battle of El Caney, July 1, and in the siege of Santiago to July 17, 1898. — On mustering duty at Des Moines, Ia., Aug. to Oct., 1898. — With regiment at Fort Wayne, Mich., to March, 1899; at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to Oct., 1899; at Fort Ontario, N. Y. to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to Oct., 1899; at Fort Ontario, N. Y., to May 25, 1900; on duty, in command Fort St. Michael, Alaska, June 23, 1900 to July 25, 1902; on duty at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 12, 1902 to Oct. 1, 1903; on duty, in command Port of Mariveles, P. I.,

(Major, 18th Infantry, Nov. 24, 1903)

Oct. 29, 1903 to April –––, 1904; on duty Fort Bumpus (Tacloban), Leyte, P. I., May 1, 1904 to Jan., 1905; on duty, Fort Leavenworth, Kas., Feb. 28, 1905 to Oct. 30, 1907; on duty as Recruiting Officer, Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 12, 1907 to –––––.

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

(Born Aug. 30, 1853.)

Military History. —

Major, 18th Infantry, Nov. 24, 1903.

At Memphis, Tenn., Recruiting Officer, Nov. 12, 1907, to Nov. 1, 1909; in arrest and undergoing trial by General Court Martial, to Nov. 24; found guilty and sentenced to be suspended from promotion for six months, to forfeit $25 per month and to be confined to limits of post for same period; at Fort Mackenzie, Wyo., undergoing sentence, Dec. 7, 1909, to May 24, 1910; at Fort Mackenzie, commanding Battalion, May 25, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 19th Infantry, March 3, 1911)

March, 1911; at San Antonio, Texas, with 18th Infantry, to May 10, 1911; en route to Philippines to July 6; at Camp Jossman, P. I., with regiment, to May 13, 1912; en route to U. S. to June 9; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., with regiment, June 19 to Oct. 9; at Omaha, Neb., member of Board, Oct. 11, 1912, to Feb. 25, 1913; at Galveston, Texas, with regiment, March 1 to

(Colonel of Infantry, Aug. 27, 1913)

Oct. 10; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding 1st Infantry, Nov. 14, 1913, to

(Assigned to 1st Infantry, July 2, 1914)

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, March 12, 1916)

March 12, 1916; at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, with regiment, March 13, 1916, to March 8, 1917; en route to U. S. and on leave of absence to April 8, 1917; at Fort Bliss, Texas, with 34th Infantry, April 20 to Aug. 18, 1917; at his home, awaiting retirement, to Aug. 29.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 30, 1917,
By Operation of Law.

Placed on active military duty and detailed on general recruiting service at Fort Logan, Col., Sept. 11, 1917, to July 18, 1919.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 30, 1917,
By Operation of Law.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action again Spanish forces at El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Aug. 30, 1917.

Died, Nov. 17, 1938, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

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

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