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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Va.)

John S. Mallory

(Ap'd Va.)


Born near Hampton, VA.​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., 2d Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Chelan, Wash., Oct. 30, 1879, to Oct. 13, 1880, — and Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., to Feb. 9, 1881; as Aide- p325 de‑Camp to Gen. Wheaton, to Aug. 2, 1881, and Acting Judge-Advocate of the Department of the Columbia, to Dec. 19, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., to Apr. 11, 1883; as Acting Assistant Adjutant-General of the Department of the Columbia, to May 26, 1883, and Acting Judge-Advocate to July 13, 1883; as Acting Assistant Quartermaster in the field, to Oct. 17, 1883; on duty at Headquarters Department of the Columbia, to Nov., 1883; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, Tex., to Sep. 6, 1886; and on frontier duty at Ft. Robinson, Neb., to Oct. 18, 1886, — and Ft. Omaha, Neb. (removing trespassers, June 14 to July 20,

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, Apr. 10, 1888)

1888, and Apr. 23 to Sep. 9, 1889), to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Omaha, Neb., to Nov. 23, 1890; Assistant to Chief Quartermaster of troops operating in the field, near Pine Ridge Agency, S. D., in the campaign against hostile Sioux Indians, to Feb., 1891; garrison duty at Fort Omaha, Neb. (Regimental Adjutant, March 8, 1891 to May 6, 1892), to May 24, 1892. — Aide-de‑camp to General Wheaton (at San Antonio, Tex., to May 21, 1895, at Denver, Colo., to –––––; and serving as Acting Adjutant-General, Department of the Colorado, May 21 to Sept. 21, 1895; Acting Ordnance Officer and Inspector of Small-Arms Practice, May 20, 1895 to Feb. 20, 1897) to May 6, 1897; Acting Judge Advocate, Department of the Colorado (with rank of Captain, Feb. 19, 1897 to Dec. 3, 1897), to June 24, 1898; Inspector-General on Staff of General Otis at San Francisco, Cal.,

(Captain of Infantry, 2d Infantry, Dec. 3, 1897)

(Major and Inspector-General, U. S. Volunteers, June 20, 1898)

to July, 1898. — En route to Philippines, July 15 to Aug. 21, 1898. — Acting Adjutant-General to Provost-Marshal, and Military Commander of Manila, Aug. 31 to Sept. 24, 1898; Inspector-General, 2d Division, 8th Corps, Aug. 27, 1898

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Aug. 17, 1899)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 41st U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899)

to Oct. 3, 1899; on special duty at Headquarters, 2d Division, 8th Corps, to Jan. 5, 1900; with regiment in Philippines to June, 1900; Military Attaché, U. S. Legation, Pekin, China, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: With regiment in Philippines, to June, 1900; Military Attache, U. S. Legation, Pekin, China, to April, 1901; on special duty at Manila, P. I., in charge of captured Insurgent Chieftain, Emilio Aguinaldo, from April –––, to June 20, 1901.

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, June 30, 1901)

— Acting Judge Advocate, Department of Dakota, from Oct. 31, 1901 to Oct., 1902.

(Major of Infantry, 1st Infantry, July 8, 1902)

— On special duty at Headquarters, Philippines Division, Jan., 1903 to Sept., 1903; detailed as a member of the General Staff Corps on its organization, Aug., 1903, and served a three-years' tour in the War Department General Staff.

(Transferred to 12th Infantry, Feb. 6, 1904)

— Garrison duty at Fort Jay, Governor's Island, N. Y., from Aug., 1906 to June 30, 1909, commanding 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, excepting detached service as Adjutant-General, U. S. Troops at the Jamestown Tri‑Centennial Exposition, March 28, 1907 to Aug. 25, 1907, and in charge of Atlantic rifle and pistol competition at Fort Niagara, 1908; en route to and in the Philippines, June 30, 1909 to –––––; (in vol. IV, for Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, etc., substitute "Acting Chief Commissary, Division of the Missouri, etc.")

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

(John Skinner Mallory, Born Nov. 1, 1857.)

Military History. —

Major, 1st Infantry, July 8, 1902.

Transferred to 12th Infantry, Feb. 6, 1904.

En route to and in Philippines, June 30, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 11th Infantry, March 31, 1910)

May, 1910; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to January, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., taking special course for Field Officers at Army Service Schools, to

(Inspector-General, by Detail, Jan. 13, 1911)

March, 1911; Inspector-General, Department of Texas, to July, 1911; graduated Army War College, Washington, D. C.,

(Colonel of Infantry, May 28, 1912)

July, 1912; with organized Militia of New York to September, 1912;

(Assigned to 29th Infantry, Sept. 10, 1912)

at Fort Jay, N. Y., commanding regiment and post, September, 1912, to March 16, 1915; at Camp Gaillard, Panama Canal Zone, commanding regiment and post to May, 1916; at Hdqrs. Eastern Department, Governor's Island, N. Y., to July, 1916; at Camp Gaillard, Panama Canal Zone, commanding regiment and post, to August, 1917;

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

at Camp Dix, N. J., commanding 153rd Depot Brigade, to Nov. 28, 1917; commanding 78th Division and Camp to Dec. 28, 1917; at Camp Greene, N. C., commanding 7th Infantry Brigade, to March 21, 1918;

(Honorably Discharged as Brigadier-General, N. A., Only, March 21, 1918)

at Camp Lee, Va., commanding 155th Depot Brigade, to Aug. 22, 1918; (commanding Camp, June 12 to July 15, 1918); at Camp Upton, N. Y., commanding Camp, to Dec. 30, 1918;

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 30, 1918,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 30, 1918,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Awarded two Silver Stars and cited "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Manila, Philippine Islands, Feb. 23, 1899," and again "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at the Marilao River, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Mar. 27, 1899."

Civil History: — Lecturer-Instructor in Spanish, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., 1920 to 1922.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, Feb. 2, 1932, at Lexington, Va.: Aged 74.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1932.º

Buried, St. John's Church Cemetery, Hampton, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Mallory's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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