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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Ind.)

Samuel Edwardº Allen

(Ap'd Ind.)


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

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 11, 1881.

Served: in garrison at Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 30, 1881, to Oct. 9, 1881, — Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Dec. 26, 1881, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Oct. 3, 1883; on leave of absence, to Dec. 24, 1883; as Inspector of Rifle Practice of the Department of the East, to Nov. 13, 1886; in garrison

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Oct. 26, 1886)

at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to Oct. 3, 1887; on frontier duty at Ft. Douglas, Utah, to Oct. 2, 1889; on leave of absence, to Nov. 1, 1889; and in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to –––––.

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

Military History. — With battery, Nov., 1889 to Jan., 1890. — Assistant to Inspector of Artillery, D. E., Jan. to June, 1890. — Stationed at New York City, June to Aug. 31, 1890. — Student officer, Artillery School, Sept. 1, 1890 to Sept. 1, 1892 (Graduate, 1892). — Assistant Instructor, Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, U. S. M. A., Sept. 1, 1892 to Aug., 1896. — Special duty, Fort Monroe, Va., Aug., 1896 to Dec. 31, 1898; A. A. Q. M., Fort Monroe, Va., July 1 to Dec. 1, 1897, and A. A. Q. M. and A. C. S., Fort Monroe, Va., April 26 to Dec. 31, 1898. — On duty with Light Battery D, 5th Artillery, Savannah, Ga., Jan. 1 to Jan. 11, 1899, and at Fort Sheridan, Ill., to –––––; (Regimental Quartermaster, April 23, 1899).

(Captain of Artillery, 5th Artillery, March 2, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Sheridan, Ill., until Feb. 23, 1899; transferred to Battery –––, 5th Artillery, stationed at Fort Hancock, N. J.; at Fort Hancock, N. J., March 3 to April 23,º 1899; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., April 22,º 1899 until March 31, 1901; commanding 9th Battery, Field Artillery, at Fort Sheridan, Ill., April 2, 1901 to Jan., 1903; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., until April 27, 1903; commanding 15th Battery, Field Artillery, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, June 2, 1903 to May, 1904.

(Major, Artillery Corps, May 20, 1904)

— Assigned to Field Artillery and command of Battalion, Field Artillery at Fort Snelling, Minn., May 27, 1904; at Fort Snelling, Minn., July 27, 1904 to May 28, 1907; on D. S. at Fort Riley, Kas., commanding Provisional Battalion of Provisional Regiment, Field Artillery, during Camp of Instruction, July 28 to Sept. 18, 1906.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, A. C., April 11, 1907)

(Assigned to Coast Artillery, May 4, 1907)

— Duty at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., June 2 to Oct. 28, 1907; commanding post, Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1907 to Nov. 10, 1908; at Fort Warren, Mass., Nov. 11, 1908 to –––––.

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

(Born Aug. 12, 1858.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, April 11, 1907

Assigned to Coast Artillery Corps, May 4, 1907

At Fort Warren, Mass., Nov. 11, 1908, to Jan. 31, 1910; on leave of absence and en route to new station, to March 2, 1910; at Fort Barrancas, Fla., commanding Coast Defenses of Pensacola, to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Feb. 2, 1911)

Sept. 2, 1912; (on leave of absence, Dec. 21, 1911, to Feb. 15, 1912); at Fort Washington, Md., commanding Coast Defenses of Potomac, Sept. 21, 1912, to March 13, 1913; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., commanding Coast Defenses of Southern New York, March 18, 1913, to May, 1915; at Fort Hancock, N. J., commanding Coast Defenses of Sandy Hook, to November, 1915; commanding Coast Defenses of Southern New York to Dec. 30, 1915; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, special course for Field Officers, Army School of the Line, Jan. 2 to April 4, 1916; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., commanding Coast Defenses of Southern New York, April 20 to July 6, 1916; (on detached service, President of Board of Officers purchasing public animals, June 27 to July 4, 1916); at Laredo, Texas, commanding 1st Provisional Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps, July 15 to Sept. 9, 1916; at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, Oct. 16, 1916, to May 30, 1917; at Seattle, Wash., commanding North Pacific Coast Artillery District, June 3, 1917, to Nov. 18, 1918; (assigned to command of troops guarding important utilities of value to the U. S., in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, August to December, 1917); en route to Philippines, via Honolulu, Vladivostok and Nagasaki, Nov. 30, 1918, to Jan. 20, 1919; at Manila, commanding Philippines Department, to Feb. 16, 1919; at Fort Mills,  p311 Corregidor, commanding Coast Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays, to May 16, 1919; en route to U. S. to June 20, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 1, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 42 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 1, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 42 Years' Service.

Died, Dec. 11, 1926, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 68.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1928.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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