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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born O.)

Benjamin W. Leavell

(Ap'd O.)


Benjamin Ward Leavell: Born March 8, 1857, Troy, OH.​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., 24th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on leave of absence, Oct. 1‑11, and conducting Recruits, to Oct. 21, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to June 1, 1880, — Ft. Concho, Tex., to Nov. 26, 1880, — Ft. Supply, I. T., to Aug. 15, 1883, — Ft. Elliott, Tex., to Feb. 11, 1884, — Ft. Supply, I. T., to Oct., 1884, —

(First Lieut., 24th Infantry, Oct. 7, 1884.)

Ft. Elliott, Tex., to June 1, 1888, — and Ft. Thomas, Ara., to Sep. 2, 1889; and on leave of absence, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: On leave to April 7, 1890; garrison duty at San Carlos, Fort Grant, and at Fort Thomas, Ariz., to Oct. 18,  p320 1890. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, O., Oct. 24, 1890 to Sept. 27, 1893. — In the field in Arizona, commanding escort to International Boundary Commission, to Dec. 20, 1893; garrison duty at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to July 5, 1895; at Phoenix, on duty with the militia of Arizona, to Jan. 1, 1896; garrison duty at Fort Grant, Ariz., to Oct. 17, 1896; at Fort Douglas, Utah,

(Captain of Infantry, 24th Infantry, Feb. 12, 1897)

to April 20, 1898; with regiment at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago, and in Cuba, to Aug., 1898; engaged in the battle of San Juan, July 1‑3, and in the siege of Santiago to July 17, 1898; with regiment en route to and at Fort Douglas, Utah, to June 29, 1899. — En route to and in Philippines to Aug., 1899; on sick leave to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: On sick leave of absence, to Aug. 28, 1907.

Major, U. S. A., Retired Aug. 28, 1907,º
for disability in line of duty.

— Adjutant-General, National Guard of Arizona, from retirement to Aug. 28, 1907.º

Died, Aug. 28, 1907, at Tempe, Ariz.: Aged 50.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Tempe Double Butte Cemetery, Tempe, AZ.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Leavell's middle name and birth data are from his AOG obituary. On his Find-a‑Grave page (q.v.), his birthplace is given as Piqua; Troy is 8 km away.

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