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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

George W. Van Deusen

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born Van Deusenville (now part of Great Barrington), MA.​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., 4th Cavalry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Hays, Kan., Sep. 29, 1880, to May 22, 1881, — Scouting in Colorado and Arizona, to Nov. 17, 1881, — and at Ft. Stanton, N. M., and in the field (leave of absence, Sep. 24 to Dec. 8, 1882),

(Transferred to 1st Artillery, Jan. 31, 1884)

to Feb. 28, 1884; and in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal. (leave of absence, Apr. 1 to May 30, 1885), to Oct. 1, 1885, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Oct. 5, 1877, — Ft. Canby, Wash., to Nov. 5, 1887, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to May 26, 1888, — Alcatraz Island, to Oct. 9, 1888, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Nov. 21, 1888, — Ft. Mason, Cal., to May 1, 1889, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to May 22, 1889,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 9, 1889)

— Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Aug. 31, 1899, — and Ft. Canby, Wash., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: AtArtillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., 1890 to 1892 (Graduate, 1892); at Governor's Island, N. Y., 1892 to 1894; at Davids Island, N. Y., 1894 to Nov., 1896; at St. Francis Barracks, Fla., Nov., 1896 to Feb., 1898; at Sullivan's Island, S. C., Feb. 11, 1898 to –––––; (Regimental Adjutant, 1st U. S. Artillery, May 15, 1898.) — On D. S., mustering out 1st Alabama Volunteer Infantry, at Birmingham, Ala., Sept. to Oct., 1898. — Mustering out South Carolina Volunteer Artillery, at Sullivan's Island, to ––––

(Captain of Artillery, 7th Artillery, March 2, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: Mustering out South Carolina Volunteer Artillery, at Sullivan's Island, to April 25, 1899; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., April to June, 1899; at Fort Totten, N. Y., June to Sept., 1899; ordered to London, England, to inspect Mountain Artillery, Sept. 16, 1899; then to Manila for duty with said guns; on duty, Headquarters, 8th Army Corps, Nov. 21, 1899 to March 1, 1900; at Fort Totten, N. Y., April, 1900 to Feb., 1901; S. D., Headquarters, Army, April 18, May 9, 1900; on S. D. at combined maneuvers, Newport, R. I., Sept., 1900; commanding Siege Battery O, 7th Artillery and 16th Battery, Field Artillery, at Fort Riley, Kas., Feb. to Oct., 1901, and Ft. Leavenworth, Kas., Oct., 1901 to June, 1904; at Pasay Garrison, Manila, July, 1904 to Feb., 1905; Camp Keithley, Mindanao, Feb., 1905 to May, 1906.

(Major, Artillery Corps, March 3, 1906)

— Zamboanga, Mindanao, May to Aug., 1906; at Camp Stotsenburg, Luzon, Aug., 1906 to July, 1907; on D. S., at Division Meet Camp, Pasay, Feb.‑March, 1907; on D. S., Headquarters, Department Luzon, July and Aug., 1907; assigned to 2d Field Artillery, July 6, 1907; Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Oct., 1907 to Sept., 1908; on duty at Manoeuver Camp near Fort Russell, Aug., 1908; on duty, Headquarters, Philippines Division, Manila, Oct., 1908 to June, 1909; commanding Field Artillery, Camp Division Meet, Pasay, Jan., 1909; commanding 2d Battery, Field Artillery, at Jolo, P. I., June, 1909 –––––.

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

(George William Van Deusen, Born Feb. 11, 1859.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Mar. 3, 1906.

Assigned to 2d Field Artillery, June 6, 1907.

At Jolo, P. I., commanding Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, June to August, 1909; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., August, 1909, to May, 1910; at Camp Gregg, P. I., to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Field Artillery, Nov. 15, 1910)

December, 1910; returned to U. S., December, 1910, and reported for duty at Vancouver Barracks, Wash.;

(Colonel, 2d Field Artillery, Sept. 7, 1911)

at Fort Logan, Col., commanding Recruit Depot, October, 1911, to July, 1914; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding 3rd Field

(Assigned to 3d Field Artillery, Aug. 2, 1914)

Artillery and post, August, 1914, to May, 1915; at School of Fire, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May and June, 1915; at Sparta, Wis., commanding Camp for instruction of Militia Field Artillery, June to August, 1915; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to December, 1915; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., commanding 2nd Field Artillery and Camp, January, 1916, to September, 1917; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 6, 1917, to Feb. 12, 1918; at Camp Fremont, Cal., Feb. 13 to June 30, 1918; at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, July 4‑13, 1918; found physically disqualified for over-seas service and ordered to Field Artillery Replacement Depot, Camp Taylor, Ky., as Senior Instructor; joined 4th Field Artillery at Camp Logan, Texas, Aug. 22, 1918; changed station with regiment to Camp Scurry, Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 4, 1918; at Camp Scurry to Jan. 10, 1919; marched regiment to Camp Stanley, Texas, to Jan. 20, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 30, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 42 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 30, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 42 Years' Service.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Jan. 30, 1919.

Died, Mar. 3, 1938, at Los Angeles, Calif.: Aged 79.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1938.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Van Deusen's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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