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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Millard F. Harmon

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Bedford County, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Transferred to 1st Artillery, July 21, 1880.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., Sep. 29, 1880, to Nov. 12, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Canby, Wash., to Dec. 1, 1881, — Ft. Stevens, Or., to June 25, 1884, — and Ft. Canby, Wash., to Sep. 28, 1884; in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Oct. 1, 1886; on frontier duty at Ft. Canby, Wash., to Oct. 7, 1887; in garrison at Ft. Mason, Cal., to Aug. 1, 1888; on leave of absence, to Sep. 1, 1888; and

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Dec. 4, 1888)

at the Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Monroe, Va., to Aug., 1890 (Honor Graduate of the Artillery School, 1890). — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, Chester, Pa., Aug. 2, 1890 to Sept. 2, 1893; under instruction in Ordnance at the United States Proving Ground, Sandy Hook, N. J., Oct. 1, 1893 to Oct. 1, 1894; garrison duty at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., to Nov. 18, 1896; at Fort Barrancas, Fla., to May 3, 1898 (Regimental Quartermaster, April 17, 1898 to March 2, 1899); at Sullivan's Island, S. C., to June 1, 1898;

(Captain of Artillery, 2d Artillery, March 2, 1899)

at Fort McHenry, Md., to June 1, 1899; at Havana, Cuba, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Sullivan's Island, S. C., to June 1, 1899; at Fort McHenry, Md., to Oct. 22, 1899; at Havana, Cuba, to –––––; at Cabana Barracks, Havana, Cuba, to Jan. 9, 1900; at Santa Clara Battery, Havana, Cuba, to Sept. 23, 1901; at Fort Monroe, Va., to Sept. 3, 1903; Adjutant, Artillery School, Artillery District of the Chesapeake, and of Fort Monroe, Recorder of the Artillery Board, Secretary of the Artillery School Board, in charge of printing office, and Disbursing Officer of the Artillery School, Jan. 8, 1902 to Aug. 31, 1903; commanding 11th Battery, Field Artillery (5‑inch siege guns), at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to Sept. 18, 1905, and at Fort Adams, R. I., to Nov. 7, 1905.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Nov. 7, 1905)

— Commanding Fort Adams, R. I., Nov. 7 to 21, 1905; on temporary duty at and commanding Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Nov. 22 to Dec. 29, 1905; commanding Fort Caswell, N. C., Jan. 1 to July 28, 1906; member of Ordnance Board, to Nov. 7, 1907, and of Board for testing rifled cannon, to Jan. 7, 1908; member of Examining Board for the examination of Coast Artillery Officers for this promotion (and of lieutenants of other branches of the services, with a view to appointment as 1st lieutenants of the Coast Artillery Corps, from March, 1906 to July, 1907; assigned to Coast Artillery Corps upon separation of Field Artillery from Coast Artillery, 1907; Acting Inspector-General, Nov. 7, 1907 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Dec. 27, 1908)

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

(Millard Fillmore Harmon, Born May 1, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Nov. 7, 1905.

At Governor's Island, N. Y., Acting Inspector-General, Nov. 7, 1907, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Dec. 27, 1908)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Inspector-General, by Detail, July 1, 1910)

Aug. 30, 1910; en route to Philippines, Sept. 1 to Oct. 4, 1910; assistant to Inspector-General, Philippine Islands, Oct. 4, 1910, to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, March 13, 1911)

June, 1911; at Fort Mills, P. I., July 25, 1911, to June 20, 1912; (commanding Artillery Defenses of Manila Bay, Oct. 15 to Dec. 3, 1911); en route to U. S., June 20 to Aug. 13, 1912; on leave of absence to Nov. 9, 1912; at Fort Adams, R. I., commanding Artillery Defenses of Narragansett  p292 Bay, Nov. 15, 1912, to July 7, 1913; at Fort Du Pont, Del., commanding Coast Defenses of the Delaware, July 8, 1913, to Jan. 3, 1914; (at Fort Monroe, Va., Aug. 31 to Sept. 14, 1913); at Washington, D. C., sick in Walter Reed Hospital, Jan. 3 to March 20, 1914;

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 20, 1914,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 20, 1914,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Mar. 27, 1922, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 65.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

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

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