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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

George H. Sands​1

(Ap'd at Large)


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

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Bowie, Ara., Sep. 27, 1880, to Aug. 16, 1881, — in the field and at Ft. Thomas, Ara., to June 24, 1881, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara., and in the field, to Oct. 3, 1883, — Ft. McDowell, Ara., to June 18, 1884, — Ft. Bayard, N. M. (on detached service in charge of Ft. Cummings, N. M., Aug. 20 to Oct. 29, 1884), and in the field, to July 17, 1887 (on leave of absence, and sick leave, to Jan. 18, 1888), —

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Oct. 19, 1887)

Ft. Wingate, N. M., to Sep. 29, 1888; and on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: In Sioux war, 1890‑91. — Yellowstone Park, Wyo., 1891‑92. — At U. S. Military Prison, Adjutant, 1892‑94. —  p336 With troop at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 1894‑96. — (Regimental Quartermaster, 1896‑97.)

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Dec. 3, 1897)

— With troop, Wheeler's Division of Cavalry, 5th Army Corps, served in Spanish-American war, in siege of Santiago de Cuba, June 23 to July 17, 1898.

(Major and Engineer Officer, U. S. Volunteers, May 19, 1898)

— Acting Chief Engineer, 5th Army Corps, Sept. 4, 1898. — Chief Engineer, 2d Division, 2d Army Corps, Nov. 4, 1898. — Assigned to additional duty at Chief Quartermaster of that Division, Nov. 6. — Chief Engineer and Chief Quartermaster, Department of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Dec. 13, 1898.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 24, 1899)

— On recruiting duty from March 10, 1899, in Allegheny, Pa.

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

Military History. — Served: In command Fort Leavenworth, Kas., July‑Aug., 1899; at U. S. M. A., Senior Instructor, Cavalry, Aug. 23, 1899; Aug., 1903; with regiment, Sept., 1903; Oct. 20, 1905.

(Major, 10th Cavalry, Oct. 20, 1905)

— Attached to 6th Cavalry, to April 1, 1906; commanding Fort Washakie, Wyo., April 5, 1906; Feb. 10, 1907; with regiment at Fort William McKinley, P. I., April 3, 1907 to Jan. 2, 1908; in command of Division Meet Camp, Philippine Division, Jan., 1908; Acting Adjutant-General, Fort William McKinley, P. I., Feb. 12, 1908 to –––––.

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

(George Henry Sands, Born March 29, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, 10th Cavalry, Oct. 20, 1905

At Fort William McKinley, P. I., Acting Adjutant-General, Feb. 12 to July 8, 1908; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., with regiment to June, 1910; at Army War College, Washington, D. C., 1910‑1911; Inspector-instructor of Militia, July-August, 1911;

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, Aug. 11, 1911)

at Fort Riley, Kans., with 13th Cavalry;

(Assigned to 13th Cavalry, March 9, 1912)

commanding regiment, October-November, 1912; at La Cienega, N. M.; on border patrol;

(Transferred to 7th Cavalry, Feb. 1, 1913)

at Fort William McKinley, P. I., commanding 7th Cavalry, March 7, 1913, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, Dec. 10, 1914)

Jan. 15, 1915; (in command, by assignment, of all troops in City of Manila, reinforced by troops from Fort William McKinley, July 3‑5, 1913); at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, in command of regiment, April 3 to

(Assigned to 4th Cavalry, May 11, 1915)

September, 1915; transferred to U. S., October, 1915, and attached to 11th Cavalry; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., with regiment, January to March 12, 1916; with regiment on Punitive Expedition into Mexico, March and April, 1916; (in command of Base at Colonia Dublan, Mexico, for month of April).

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 9, 1916,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Reported for duty with War Plans Division, Army War College, per Orders of April 10, 1917; assigned to publication of instructional material for the Army and on this duty to ––––

Died, Nov. 10, 1920, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 64.

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

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.

Cited posthumously "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at the battle of Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Rear Admiral Benjamin F. Sands, U. S. Navy.

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