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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Samuel Warrenº Miller

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Huntingdon, PA.​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., 5th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon., and Scouting, Oct. 9, 1879, to Apr. 14, 1882, being engaged with Sioux, Mar. 8, 1880, and Apr. 15‑22, 1881, — Camp Poplar River, Mon., to Sep., 1882, — Ft. Keogh, Mon., and Scouting, to May 30, 1888, being engaged with Crow Indians,

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Mar. 7, 1885)

Nov. 5, 1887, — Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to Oct. 11, 1889, — Regimental Quartermaster, Sep. 30, 1889, to –––––, — and Ft. Bliss, Tex., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: (Regimental Quartermaster, Sept. 30, 1889 to Sept. 23, 1893) At Fort Bliss, Tex., to April 21, 1891; St. Francis Barracks, Fla., to March 13, 1894 (Acting Adjutant, 5th Infantry, Oct. 14, 1891 to April 25, 1892). — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., March 16, 1894

(Captain of Infantry, 5th Infantry, Jan. 26, 1898)

to March 15, 1898. — In command of St. Francis Barracks, and Battery on Anastasia Island, St. Augustine, Fla., March 27 to July 16, 1898; at Tampa, Fla., to Aug. 20, 1898. — On sick leave to Oct. 7, 1898. — On duty in connection with the muster‑out of Pennsylvania Volunteers from Oct. 7, 1898 to March 22, 1899; Chief Mustering Officer for the State of Pennsylvania, March 22, 1899 to ––––

(Major, 46th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: Chief Mustering Officer for the State of Pennsylvania, March 22, 1899 to July 1, 1899.

(Major, 46th Infantry, U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 19, 1899)

Organized regiment, Aug. 21 to Oct. 14, 1899; served with regiment in Philippines, to May 18, 1900; Acting Inspector-General, 1st Brigade, Department of Southern Luzon, May 19 to July 7, 1900; Acting Inspector-General, 2d Brigade, Department of Southern Luzon, July 10, 1900 to April 22, 1901.

(Honorably mustered out as Major Volunteers, May 31, 1901)

— Leave of absence to June 29, 1901; on general recruiting service, Wheeling, West Virginia, to April 21, 1902; served with regiment in Philippines, to Sept. 30, 1902.

(Major, 19th Infantry, July 30, 1902)

— Joined regiment, Dec. 5, 1902; member of Examining Board, Camp Skaguay, Fort Egbert, Fort Gibson, Fort St. Michael and Fort Davis, Alaska, July and Aug., 1903; Inspector and Instructor at encampment of National Guard, State of Washington, Oct., 1903; on general recruiting service, Boston, Mass., 1903 to 1905; on leave of absence for four months; Assistant Military Secretary, The Philippines Division, April 21 to May 25, 1906; Inspector-General, by detail, May 25, 1906; Inspector-General, Division of the Visayas, to Aug. 15; Assistant to Inspector-General, Philippines Division, to April 15, 1908; Inspector-General, Department of Dakota, June 8, 1908 to ––––

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

(Born Feb. 10, 1857.)

Military History. —

Major, 19th Infantry, July 30, 1902.

Inspector-General, by Detail, May 25, 1906.

Inspector-General, Department of Dakota, June 8, 1908, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 25th Infantry, April 2, 1910)

May 1, 1910; at Fort Lawton, Wash., commanding 25th Infantry and Post, May 10 to July 9, 1910; at Maneuver Camp, American Lake, Wash., Aug. 15‑25, 1910; commanding Fort George H. Wright, Wash., Aug. 28, 1910, to April 14, 1911; (at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., observer at School of Musketry, April 21 to June 30, 1910); at Presidio of Monterey, Commandant of School of Musketry, July 1, 1911, to

(Colonel of Infantry, Nov. 2, 1912)

Feb. 3, 1913; (devised and used at the School a self-registering aerial target, June-December, 1912); transferred School of Musketry to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, February, 1913, and continued as Commandant to

(Assigned to 10th Infantry, April 25, 1914)

Oct. 14, 1914; (organized and commanded Base and Port of Embarkation at Galveston, Texas, Feb. 27 to July 13, 1913: ordered to Europe for purpose of observing Schools of Musketry; at American Embassy, Paris, Aug. 11, 1913, to June 27, 1914; attended officially the Autumn Parade at Berlin, Germany, Sept. 2, 1913; official observer at German maneuvers near Breslau, Sept. 5‑11, 1913; observer at French maneuvers, near Toulouse, Sept. 1913; at School of Musketry, Wallenstadt, Switzerland, Oct.‑Nov., 1913; visited School of Musketry at Wunsdorf, Germany, December, 1913; at Hanover, Germany, investigating new system of targets for small arms, December, 1913; visited Dresden, Munich and Vienna, December, 1913; attended School of Musketry at Camp du Ruchard, France, March, 1914; attended School of Musketry at Camp de Chalons, France, April 1‑15, 1914; attended School of Musketry at Hythe, England, April 18 to May 20, 1914; in London, investigating military subjects, June, 1914; visited Arbon, Switzerland, in connection with enquiry into automatic  p283 rifles, June, 1914); at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, and at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, preparing report on observations abroad and drawing up rules and regulations for the reorganization of the School of Musketry at Fort Sill, July 3 to Aug. 31 and Oct. 3 to 14, 1914; (on leave of absence, September, 1914); joined 10th Infantry at Camp E. S. Otis, Panama Canal Zone, Nov. 16, 1914, and commanded regiment and Post to May 5, 1916; (directed the topographical survey and preparation of map of approximately 200 square miles of terrain in the Juan Diaz District of the Canal Zone and Panama Republic, February and March, 1916; at combined maneuvers, Panama, April 25‑May 3, 1916); en route to U. S. to May 12, 1916; on leave of absence to July 6 and July 18 to Aug. 20, 1916; en route to Hdqrs, Southern Department, via Camp E. S. Otis, Canal Zone, Aug. 21 to Sept. 13, 1916; ordered Sept. 15 to report to Chief of Staff at Washington, D. C.; Executive Officer at National Matches, Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 9 to Nov. 3, 1916; appointed Director of Civilian Marksmanship, Dec. 9, 1916; commanded 1st Training Camp for Pennsylvanians at Fort Niagara, N. Y., April 29 to Aug. 15, 1917; relieved as Director of Civilian Marksmanship, May 11, 1917;

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

at Camp Custer, Mich., commanding 160th Depot Brigade, Aug. 25 to Nov. 26, 1917; commanded 85th Division, Nov. 27 to Dec. 12, 1917; commanded 160th Depot Brigade to Dec. 28, 1917; at Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C., commanding 8th Brigade, 4th Division (regular), Jan. 1 to March 21, 1918;

(Honorably Discharged, Brig.‑General, N. A., Only, March 19, 1918)

discharged because of physical disability; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Commandant, Infantry School of Arms, April 13 to Oct. 3, 1918, when School was transferred to Columbus, Ga.; Commandant of School at that place to Oct. 15; at Camp Travis, Texas, commanding 165th Depot Brigade, Oct. 19 to Nov. 22, 1918, and President of Board for Examination of Officers, from Dec. 23, 1918; commanding 165th Depot Brigade, March 1, 1919, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Colonel of Infantry, Nov. 12, 1912.

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

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Mar. 19, 1918.

At Camp Travis, Tex., commanding 165th Depot Brigade, Mar. 1 to May 10, 1919; at Governor's Island, N. Y., officer in charge of Militia Affairs, Eastern Department  p164 and Second Corps Area, May 20, 1919, to Feb. 10, 1921. Education and Recreation Officer, Eastern Department and Second Corps Area, Nov. 17, 1919, to Dec. 15, 1920; Athletic Officer, Eastern Department, Nov. 18, 1919, to Dec. 17, 1919; Inspector of Small Arms Practice, Eastern Department and Second Corps Area, Nov. 21, 1919, to Feb. 10, 1921; in charge of R. O. T. C., Eastern Department, Jan. 10, 1920, to Feb. 1, 1920; Acting Chief of Staff for Operations, Eastern Department, Jan. 13, 1920, to Feb. 13, 1920; Acting Assistant Chief of Staff for War Plans and Training, Eastern Department, Jan. 13, 1920, to Feb. 5, 1920.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 10, 1921,
By Operation of Law.

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

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against hostile Uncupapa Sioux Indians on Emmell Creek, Montana, Mar. 8, 1880."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, Apr. 21, 1940, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 83.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1940.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Miller's birthplace is from his AOG obituary (although in it the name of the town is spelled Huntington).

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