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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Min.)

Daniel Hallº Boughton

(Ap'd Io.)


Born Nunda, MN.​a

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

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McKinney, Wy., Sep. 30, 1881, to May 2, 1882, — Ft. Thomas, Ara., and Scouting (in command of Indian Scouts, Aug. 28 to Oct. 1, 1882), to July 27, 1884 (on leave of absence, to Nov. 5, 1884), — Ft. Apache, Ara., to Apr., 1885, — and Ft. Concho,

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, Jan. 27, 1885)

Tex., to Aug. 21, 1885; under instruction at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Sep. 1, 1885, to July 7, 1887; on leave of absence, Sep. 1 to Oct. 23, 1887; on frontier duty at  p345 Ft. Brown, Tex., to Oct. 28, 1888; and in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. (on detached service in connection with the establishment of Canteens at certain Military Posts, west of the Mississippi River, Nov. 21 to Dec. 21, 1889), to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., April 4, 1890 to Aug. 28, 1894 (to Aug. 28, 1891, Assistant to the Quartermaster; Aug. 28, 1891 to Aug. 28, 1894, Instructor in Law and Assistant Professor of History). — On leave (Europe) to Oct. 27, 1894. — With troop in Oklahoma, Nov., 1894 to Aug. 1895. — Court-martial duty  p341 (counsel), Forts Leavenworth and Riley, Kan., Sept. and Oct., 1895. — With troop at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Nov., 1895

(Captain of Cavalry, 3d Cavalry, April 5, 1896)

to April 19, 1898. — (Spanish-American war) Commanding troop at Chickamauga Park, Ga., Tampa, Fla., and in campaign of Santiago, Cuba (battle of San Juan, siege of Santiago), April 19 to Aug. 7, 1898 (recommended for brevet of Major). — Commanding troop on transport and at Montauk Point, L. I., Aug. 7 to Sept. 22, 1898; commanding troop at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., Sept. 22 to Oct. 6, 1898; on detached service, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., shipping regimental property, Oct. 7 to Nov. 22, 1898; commanding troop in camp at Augusta, Ga., Nov. 22, 1898 to Feb. 7, 1899; commanding troop, etc., at Fort Sheridan, Ill., Feb. 8 to Oct. 11, 1899; commanding troop, etc., at Fort Myer, Va., Oct. 12, 1899 to ––––

Civil History. — Admitted to the bar of New York, 1894. — Graduated, Law School, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., class of 1897, with honor, with the degree of LL. B.

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

Military History. — Served: Coming troop, etc., at Fort Myer, Va., Oct. 12, 1899 to July 23, 1900 (detached, Jan. 6‑24, Judge Advocate General Court Martial, Washington Barracks, D. C., June 1‑24, Examining Board, New York City); July 23, 1900, left station with squadron for Pekin, China; destination changed at Nagasaki, Japan, to Manila, P. I., Pekin having fallen; commanding troop, Northern Luzon, Sept. 6, 1900 to June 1, 1901; (engagement with Insurrectos near Sinait, P. I., night, Sept. 26, 1900; capture of  p318 Santa Rosa Mountain, Ilocos Sur, Oct. 7, 8, 1900; Provost Judge, Bangar, Union, Jan. 1 to June 1, 1900); Adjutant-General, 1st District, Department of Northern Luzon, P. I., June 1 to Oct. 31, 1901, when the District was merged into the 1st Separate Brigade; Judge Advocate, 1st Separate Brigade, Nov. 1 to 30, 1901; offered the position of Quartermaster of his Regiment; unable to accept on account of other duties; Brigade Provost Marshal, Commissary-General of Prisoners, Superintendent of Provost Courts and in charge of Civil Affairs, 3d Separate Brigade, from Dec. 1, 1901 to Sept. 30, 1902; Chief of Staff in the Loboo Campaign, Jan., 1902; in command of seventeen organizations, troop and companies in the April (1902) Campaign, resulting in the surrender of Malvar; offered the Adjutancy of his regiment; unable to accept on account of other duties; in charge of claims against the Government, growing out of military operations in the 3d Brigade, for the purpose of investigating, reporting upon and adjusting the same, Oct. 1, 1902 to March 3, 1903; in charge of the War Emergency Rice Fund of the 3d Brigade, with power to expend, audit and account for the same, according to law, Oct. 1, 1902 to Sept. 17, 1903.

(Major, 2d Cavalry, May 26, 1903)

(Transferred to 11th Cavalry, Oct. 29, 1903)

— En route to station (Fort Leavenworth, Kas.) via the Suez route (less 24 days leave of absence), Sept. 17 to Jan. 5, 1904; at the Army Service Schools, Fort Leavenworth, Kas., March 5, 1904 to Jan. 3, 1906; Senior Instructor, Department of Law, Jan. 3, 1906 to Aug. 15, 1907; Senior Instructor, Department of Military Art, Aug. 15, 1907 to April 8, 1908; Assistant Commandant, Army School of the Line and Staff College, Jan. 5, 1904 to Aug. 15, 1908; Umpire at the National Guard Maneuvers at Camp Pattison, Ohio, Aug. 13‑20, 1906; conducting Staff Ride of the Army Staff College from Chattanooga, Tenn. to Atlanta, Ga., July 1‑13, 1907; on duty at Fort Terry, N. Y., in connection with the Joint Army and Militia Coast Defense Exercises, July 15‑26, 1907; Chief Umpire of maneuvers of the Iowa National Guard and Regulars near Des Moines, Ia., Aug. 5‑12, 1907; in Washington, D. C., to report in person to the Chief of Staff, March 26 to April 4, 1908; detailed to the General Staff Corps, May 23; with the 56th Iowa Infantry at Spirit Lake, Ia., July 24‑31; with the 55th Iowa Infantry at Clarinda, Iowa, and en route to Washington, D. C., Aug. 8‑15; with the 2d Section, General Staff Corps, Aug. 15, 1908 to Jan. 1, 1910.

(Transferred to the 5th Cavalry, June 16, 1909)

— Chief Umpire of Maneuvers of the Pennsylvania National Guard, Mt. Gretna, Pa., Aug. 24‑31; on leave, Sept. 1‑30.

Civil History. — Active in Masonic circles; Worship­ful Master of Hancock Lodge No. 311, at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., 1907; instrumental in organizing the higher bodies of Scottish Rite Masonry at Fort Leavenworth; Venerable Master of Army Lodge of Perfection, No. 1, 1907; Master of the Kadosh, Army Consistory, No. 1, 1908.

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

(Born Aug. 27, 1858.)

Military History. —

Major, 2d Cavalry, May 26, 1903

Transferred to 11th Cavalry, Oct. 29, 1903

Detailed to General Staff Corps, May 23, 1908; at Washington, D. C., with 2nd Section, General Staff Corps, Aug. 15, 1908, to

(Transferred to 5th Cavalry, June 16, 1909)

January 1, 1910;

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, March 5, 1911)

relieved as member of General Staff Corps, March 14, 1911; member of General Staff Corps, May 10, 1911; at Army War College, Washington, D. C., to

(Assigned to 8th Cavalry, April 3, 1912)

May 22, 1912, when he was relieved from detail in General Staff; on leave of absence, May 23 to June 22, 1912; en route to Philippines to Aug. 1, 1912; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., commanding detachment, Aug. 1, 1912; commanding post, April 3 to May 6, 1913; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., with regiment, June 23 to Oct. 8, 1913; sick from Oct. 9, 1913, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, April 13, 1914)

July 22, 1914; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, attached to 10th Cavalry, July 22 to Aug. 24, 1914.

Died, Aug. 24, 1914, at Fort Huachuca, Arizona: Aged 56.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1915.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Boughton's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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