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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Reuben B. Turner

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Fort Edward, NY.​a

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., 6th Infantry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Douglas, Utah, Sep. 30, 1881, to June 12, 1883, — Ft. Thornburg, Utah, to Oct. 3, 1883, — and Ft. Douglas, Utah, to Jan. 16, 1888; in garrison at Ft. Sheridan, Ill., to Sep. 2, 1888; on leave of absence, to Nov. 1, 1888; on frontier duty at Ft. Lewis, Col., to Mar. 17, 1889; on leave of absence, to Apr. 5, 1889; and

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Jan. 25, 1889)

in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Apr. 26, 1889, — and Newport Barracks, Ky., to –––––.

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

(Reuben Banker Turner)

Military History. — On detached service, Quartermaster's Department, from June 23, 1890 to May 1, 1897, in charge of construction at Fort Thomas, Ky., Fort Barrancas, and Key West Barracks, Fla.; Mount Vernon Barracks, Ala.; and Fort Wingate, N. M.

(Captain of Infantry, 6th Infantry, Jan. 12, 1897)

— Served with regiment, from May 1, 1897 to Nov. 20, 1898, at Fort Thomas, Ky., and during the Santiago campaign, Cuba. — On detached service, Quartermaster's Department, Constructing Quartermaster, Spokane, Wash., Nov. 23, 1898 to ––––

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

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Quartermaster, by detail, March 14, 1901)

(Major, 8th Infantry, Dec. 8, 1901)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 29th Infantry, Oct. 28, 1908)

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

(Reuben Banker Turner, Born Jan. 28, 1857.)

Military History. —

Captain, 6th Infantry, Jan. 12, 1897

At Spokane, Wash., on detached service in the Quartermaster's Department, Constructing Quartermaster, Nov. 23, 1898, to Mar. 3, 1900; (in charge of construction at Fort George Wright, Wash., Nov. 25, 1898, to March 3, 1900; commanding post of Fort George Wright, Nov. 9, 1899, to Feb. 21, 1900); at Columbus Bks., Ohio, Post and Constructing Quartermaster, March 8, 1900, to

(Captain, Quartermaster Department, By Detail, March 14, 1901)

July 10, 1901; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Constructing Quartermaster,

(Major of Infantry, Dec. 8, 1901)

to July 18, 1904; at Boise Bks., Idaho, Constructing Quartermaster, July 21, 1904, to May 1, 1907, and in addition, in charge of construction at Fort Meade, S. D., from July 21 to Oct. 7, 1906; at Washington, D. C., on duty in office of Adjutant General, May 1 to June 8, 1907; at Alcatraz, Cal., Commandant, Pacific Branch, U. S. Military Prison, June 13, 1907, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 29th Infantry, March 14, 1908)

(Colonel of Infantry, Sept. 27, 1911)

 p317  Nov. 11, 1911; (in addition to duties at Alcatraz, was on May 28, 1909, assigned as Constructing Quartermaster at Angel Island, Cal.); on leave of absence, Nov. 12, 1911, to March 12,º 1912.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 12,º 1912,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 11,º 1912,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Mar. 11,º 1912.

Died, Mar. 3, 1939, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 82.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

Thayer's Note:

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

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