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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

Harris L. Roberts​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1876,​a to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Fetterman, Wy., to Apr. 5, 1881, —

(Transferred to 19th Infantry, Mar. 22, 1881)

Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Oct. 20, 1881, — Ft. Lyon, Col., to Nov. 1, 1881, — Ft. Brown, Tex., to May 3, 1882, — and Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to July 26, 1884; as Professor of Military Science at Northern Ohio Normal School, Ada, O., Aug. 26, 1884, to Dec. 1, 1886; on delay, to Feb. 3, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., to May 7, 1888, — and San Antonio, Tex., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At San Antonio, Tex., to May 8, 1890; at Fort Wayne, Mich.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 21st Infantry, Nov. 14, 1890)

(Transferred to 19th Infantry, July 20, 1891)

(Regimental Quartermaster, July 25, 1891 to July 25, 1895), to May 2, 1895; in charge of construction work at Fort Wayne, Mich., to June 1, 1897; garrison duty at same post to April 19, 1898;

(Captain of Infantry, 19th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

 p335  with regiment at Mobile, Ala., and at Tampa, Fla., to July 23, 1898; en route to and at Ponce, Puerto Rico, to Aug. 6, 1898; sick and on sick leave to Jan. 2, 1899; with regiment at Ponce, P. R., to May, 1899; at Camp Meade, Pa., to July, 1899; en route to and in Philippines to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: En route to and in Philippines, to Oct., 1901; on recruiting duty at Harrisburg, Pa., to Nov., 1903; on temporary duty with 9th Infantry at Madison Barracks, N. Y., winter, 1903‑4; on duty with regiment (19th Infantry), 1904, at Vancouver Barracks, Washington.

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, Nov. 24, 1904)

— At Fort Logan, Colo., 1904‑5.

(Major, 26th Infantry, July 28, 1905)

— At Fort Brown, Texas, 1905‑6; at Fort Sam Houston, 1906‑7; with regiment at Manila, P. I., 1907‑8.

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

(Harris Lee Roberts, Born May 6, 1858.)

Military History. —

Major, 26th Infantry, July 28, 1905

At Fort Logan, Col., to Aug. 6, 1905; at Fort Brown, Texas, commanding post and Battalion, Aug. 29, 1905, to July 5, 1906; at Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas, commanding Battalion, July 7 to Aug. 31, 1906; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding Battalion, Sept. 5, 1906, to May 28, 1907; en route to Philippines with regiment, May 29 to July 3, 1907; at Manila, commanding Battalion, July 4, 1907, to May 15,  p301 1909; on leave of absence and en route to U. S., May 16 to July 14, 1909; at Fort Wayne, Mich., commanding Battalion, July 22, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 22d Infantry, March 11, 1911)

May 27, 1911; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, with regiment, May 30, 1911, to Feb. 26, 1912; at Fort Bliss, Texas, with regiment, Feb. 27, 1912, to Feb. 26, 1913; at Texas City, Texas, with regiment, Feb. 28 to

(Colonel of Infantry, March 13, 1914)

May 1, 1914; at Laredo, Texas, with 9th Infantry, May 5 to Aug. 17, 1914; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., commanding post, Aug. 23, 1914, to March 28, 1916; en route to Hawaii to April 14, 1916; at Honolulu, Hawaii, on special duty, Hawaiian Department, April 15 to Sept. 6, 1916; en route to U. S. to Sept. 15, 1916; at El Paso, Texas, with 23rd Infantry, Nov. 27, 1916, to May 26, 1917.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 26, 1917,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Placed on active duty, Sept. 25, 1917; at Lincoln, Neb., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at University of Nebraska, Oct. 11, 1917, to Aug. 30, 1918, and commanding Students' Army Training Corps unit, University of Nebraska, Sept. 1 to Dec. 20, 1918.

Died, Dec. 27, 1918, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 60.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.

Buried, Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, VT.

The Author's Note:º

1 Son of Brigadier-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Benjamin S. Roberts, U. S. A., Class of 1836.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Roberts' AOG obituary notice states that he "entered the U. S. M. A. in April, 1878", but the impossible date is contradicted by the Official Register of Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy for 1877, printed that year, which confirms the Register, showing him as a fourthclassman having entered the Academy on June 14, 1876.

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