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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born Ala.)

Pierce M. B. Travis

(Ap'd Mo.)


Born Evergreen, AL.​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., 11th Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Audenried, Oct. 1 to Nov. 29, 1880, — Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., Nov. 29, 1880, to Nov. 27, 1881, — Ft. Sully,

(First Lieut., 11th Infantry, Aug. 24, 1886)

Dak., to July 31, 1887; and in garrison at Madison Barracks, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1887, to –––––.

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

Military History. — At Madison Barracks, N. Y. (Regimental Adjutant, July 28, 1890 to July 28, 1894), to Oct. 10, 1891; at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to May 4, 1892; at Whipple Barracks, Ariz., to Oct. 29, 1894; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky., Nov. 12, 1894

(Captain of Infantry, 11th Infantry, April 30, 1897)

to April 23, 1898; with regiment at Mobile, Ala., and at Tampa, Fla., to July 22, 1898; in Puerto Rico, in the war with Spain, to Aug. 13, 1898, being engaged in the actions at Hormigueros, Aug. 10, and Las Marias, Aug. 13, 1898; with regiment at Las Marias, P. R., to Oct., 1898; at Mayaguez, P. R., to Dec. 31, 1898; Collector of Customs at Mayaguez, P. R., to May 22, 1900; on leave (in Europe) to ––––

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

Military History. — Unknown to date of retirement.

(Major, 28th Infantry, April 14, 1902)

(Transferred to 11th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1902)

Major, U. S. A., Retired May 15, 1908, disability in line of duty.

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

(Pierce Mason Butler Travis, Born Nov. 25, 1854.)

Military History. —

Captain, 11th Infantry, April 30, 1897

On leave of absence in Europe, May 22 to Oct. 8, 1900, when he rejoined his regiment at Fort Columbus, N. Y.; en route to Philippines, April 9 to May 20, 1901; at Ormoc, P. I., commanding post and sub‑stations of Palompon and Albuera, May 23, 1901, to

(Major, 28th Infantry, April 14, 1902)

September, 1902; (Inspector of Customs and Captain of the Port of Ormoc to Dec. 31, 1901); in command at San Mateo to October, 1902; in  p298 command at San Francisco de Malabon to November, 1902; and at Caloocan to

(Transferred to 11th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1902)

Jan. 3, 1903; at Camp Downs, P. I., to May 2, 1903; at Malate Bks., Manila, to Feb. 12, 1904; en route to U. S. to March 21, 1904; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., commanding Battalion, March 24, 1904, to May 1, 1906; at San Francisco, Cal., to June 9, 1906; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., the Sept. 20, 1906; absent sick and on sick leave to March 6, 1907; at Moro Bks., Santiago, Cuba, with regiment, March 21 to June 24, 1907; at Havana, Cuba, sick, June 25 to July 9, 1907; at Washington Bks., D. C., sick to Jan. 27, 1908; on leave of absence to May 15, 1908;

Major, U. S. A., Retired, May 15, 1908,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Nov. 18, 1910, at Great Bend, Kans.: Aged 55

Battles and engagements: — Hormigueros, Porto Rico, Aug. 10, 1898; Las Marias, P. R., Aug. 13, 1898; recommended by Brevet Board for gallantry at Las Marias.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Travis' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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