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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Edwin St. J. Greble​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born West Point, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1877,  p344 to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 11, 1881.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics, July 5 to Aug. 28, 1881; in garrison at Washington Barracks, D. C., Nov. 28, 1881, to Nov. 24, 1882, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (on Exploration tour in Colorado, June 19 to Sep. 18, 1883), to Oct. 20, 1884, — and Little Rock Barracks, Ark., to June 15, 1885; on leave of absence in Europe, to Dec. 15, 1885; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Howard, Dec. 15, 1885, to Oct. 5, 1889, at Headquarters Department of the Platte, Dec. 15, 1885, to Apr. 13, 1886, at Headquarters Division of

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 2, 1887)

the Pacific, to Nov. 23, 1888, and at Headquarters, Division of the Atlantic, to Oct. 5, 1889; and in garrison at Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., to –––––.

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

(Edwin St. John Greble)

Military History. — Served: At Artillery School, 1890‑92 (Honor Graduate, 1892). — Special duty, Sandy Hook, 1892‑93. — Adjutant, 2d Regiment U. S. Artillery, 1893‑97.) — Fort Adams, R. I., on duty with Light Battery F, 2d Artillery, 1898. — Left Newport in command of battery, April, 1898, for Chickamauga, Ga., and thence to Port Tampa, Fla. — Appointed Battalion Adjutant, May, 1898. — Appointed

(Captain and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers,
May 12, 1898)

Adjutant-General, 2d Division, 7th Army Corps, with station at Jacksonville, Fla.; served in this capacity from May 28 to Dec. 21, 1898 in Jacksonville, Savannah, and Camp Columbia, Marianao, Cuba. — Reported, Dec. 21, 1898, to Military Governor of Havana, for duty as Assistant Adjutant-General. — On duty in Havana from Dec. 21, 1898 to –––––; first in charge of troops in city of Havana, and receiving fortresses and barracks from Spaniards; and then in general charge of distribution of rations to the destitute of Department of Havana.

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

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, May 12, 1899)

(Major and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, Sept. 5, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: As Adjutant General, department of Batangas and Santa Clara, on Staff of Major General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.James H. Wilson, Sept. 19, 1899; Superintendent, Department of Charities and Corrections, Island of Cuba; Staff of Major General Leonard Wood, Military Governor, Feb. 15, 1900, at West Point, N. Y.; as Senior Instructor in Artillery at U. S. Military Academy, June, 1901 to 1904; Assistant Inspector-General, Atlantic Division, July, 1904; detailed as Inspector-General of the Expedition to Cuba, Sept. 29, 1906; Provisional Government of Cuba, as Supervisor, Department of Interior, Oct. 18, 1906.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Oct. 7, 1904)

(Inspector-General, by detail, April 14, 1906)

(Assigned to 4th Field Artillery, June 6, 1907)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Field Artillery, Aug. 12, 1907)

— At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from –––––, to –––––.

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

(Born June 24, 1859.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Oct. 7, 1904

Inspector-General, By Detail, April 14, 1906

On duty with Provisional Government of Cuba as Supervisor, Department of the Interior, Oct. 18, 1906, to

(Assigned to 4th Field Artillery, June 6, 1907)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Field Artillery, Aug. 12, 1907)

termination of Provisional Government, February, 1909; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, February, 1909, to September, 1910; at Washington, D. C., member of General Staff, Aug. 31, 1910, to

(Colonel of Field Artillery, March 11, 1911)

March 22, 1911, and from May, 1911, to Aug. 31, 1914;

(Assigned to 6th Field Artillery, Sept. 1, 1914)

joined 6th Field Artillery Sept. 13, 1914, and commanded it at Fort Bliss, Texas, and at Naco and Douglas, Arizona, to Oct. 13, 1916;

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 13, 1916)

at El Paso, Texas, placed in command of Regular Field Artillery Brigade, comprising 5th and 8th Regiments of Field Artillery; was later placed in command of all the Field Artillery at El Paso, consisting of 4th Field Artillery, two regiments of Pennsylvania Artillery, Battalions from Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia and Ohio, and organized two regiments of Regular Field Artillery;

(Major-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

 p310  ordered to organize and command 36th Division, consisting of the Texas and Oklahoma National Guard, at Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, Texas; left for duty overseas Sept. 23, 1917, and was with English Troops at Nieuport and with French Troops at Verdun; returned to U. S. last of November and resumed command of 36th Division in early part of December, 1917;

(Hon. Discharged as Major-General, N. A., Only,
March 14, 1918)

retained command of 36th Division at Camp Bowie until it left for overseas in July, 1918.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 9, 1918,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 9, 1918,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Major -General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Sept. 9, 1918.

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, Sept. 30, 1931, at West Orange, N. J.: Aged 72.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1933.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Lieut. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.John T. Greble, Class of 1854, who was killed in the Action of Big Bethel, Va., June 10, 1861.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Greble's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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