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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III
p349
2902

(Born Min.)

Franklin O. Johnson

(Ap'd Min.)

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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., 3d Cavalry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sanders, Wy., Sep. 30, 1881, to May 3, 1882, — Ft. Apache, Ara., and Scouting, to Dec. 5, 1882, being engaged with Apaches, July 17, 1882, — Ft. Grant, Ara., to May 17, 1884, — San Carlos, Ara. (leave of absence, Aug. 11 to Oct. 16, 1884, and in command

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, Jan. 31, 1885)

of Indian Scouts, to Apr. 2, 1885), to Apr. 1885, — sick at Ft. Grant, Ara., to May 31, 1885, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to July 13, 1885, — Ft. Sill, I. T., and in Oklahoma Country (leave of absence, Oct. 15 to Nov. 17, 1885), to Dec. 12, 1885, — Ft. Stockton, Tex., to June 26, 1886, — Eagle Pass, Tex. (leave of absence, Sep. 16 to Oct. 15, 1886), to Oct. 11, 1877, — San Antonio, Tex., to Aug. 20, 1888, — and Ft. Clark, Tex., to –––––; and Regimental Quartermaster, Sep. 1, 1888, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p344
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Franklin Oliver Johnson)

Military History. — Served: At Fort Clark, Tex., from Aug. 20,  p345 1888 to Jan. 19, 1890. — (Regimental Quartermaster, 3d Cavalry, from Sept. 1, 1888 to Aug. 31, 1892.) — At Fort McIntosh, Tex., to Oct. 5, 1892; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Aug. 6, 1896;

(Captain of Cavalry, 3d Cavalry, June 8, 1896)

at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to April 19, 1898. — Commanded troop during Spanish-American war, serving at Chickamauga, Tampa, and Santiago de Cuba, and taking part in the battle of San Juan, July 1, 2, and 3, 1898; returned with regiment to Montauk, L. I., Aug. 14, 1898, thence to Fort Ethan Allen with the regiment, arriving Sept. 24, 1898; at Fort Ethan Allen until March 8, 1899; at Fort Myer, Va., until July 24, 1899. — Recorder of a board at Washington, D. C., to prepare a system of examination and to examine applicants for appointment as Veterinarians in the U. S. Army, from March 21 to July 24, 1889. — At Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., from July, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p321
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., from July, 1899 to Aug. 3, 1899, thence to Philippines; with regiment, commanding troop, during Philippine Insurrection and until Sept., 1903; arrived in Philippines, Oct. 1, 1899; with General Lawton's Northern Expedition, until Dec. 12, 1899, participating in engagement at Tayug, Nov. 11, 1899; at Namacpacan, Union, P. I., until Nov. 9,  p322 1900, taking part in actions at Palasipasa, Union, P. I., on Jan. 19 and Feb. 22, 1900, and action at Namacpacan, on March 22, 1900; at San Fernando, Union, P. I., until April, 1902, thence to United States, arriving at Fort Yellowstone, Wyo., Aug. 2, 1902, and remaining until Sept., 1903.

(Major of Cavalry, 5th Cavalry, Aug. 16, 1903)

— At Fort Wingate, N. M., until Aug., 1904.

(Transferred to 2d Cavalry, July 12, 1904)

— Arrived in Philippines, Oct. 3, 1904; at San Mateo, Rizal, to April, 1905; Camp Stotsenburg, Pampanga, to Sept., 1905, thence to United States; at Chicago, Ill., on general recruiting service, from Nov. 1, 1905 to Aug. 1, 1908; at Fort Riley, Kas., until Sept. 8, 1908; Fort Des Moines, Iowa, to Jan., 1909.

(Paymaster, by detail, Jan. 8, 1909)

— At Washington, D. C., from Jan. 8, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p318
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Franklin Oliver Johnson, Born Sept. 6, 1858.)

Military History. —

Major, 5th Cavalry, Aug. 16, 1903

Transferred to 2d Cavalry, July 12, 1904

Paymaster, by detail, Jan. 8, 1909

At Washington, D. C., Jan. 8, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 15th Cavalry, March 11, 1911)

April 24, 1911; at Fort Myer, Va., with regiment, June 24, 1911, to

(Transferred to 14th Cavalry, March 14, 1913)

March 22, 1913; at Fort Clark, Texas, with regiment, March 27 to May 25, 1913; at Galveston, Texas, Adjutant and commanding Port of Embarkation, May 28, 1913, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, Aug. 9, 1914)

Aug. 31, 1914; at Fort Bliss, Texas, with 15th Cavalry and with 8th Cavalry, Dec. 1, 1914, to Oct. 21, 1915; at Columbus Bks., Ohio, commanding Recruit Depot, Oct. 26, 1915, to Aug. 15, 1919; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in charge of Militia Affairs, Southern Department, Sept. 29, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
p179
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel of Cavalry, Aug. 9, 1914.

At Fort Sam Houston, Tex., in charge of Militia Affairs, Southern Department, Sept. 29, 1919, to Aug. 7, 1922.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 7, 1922,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Civil History: — After retirement, traveled in Europe. Residing in Washington, D. C. at present.

Vol. VIII
p62
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Aug. 7, 1922.

Died, Feb. 23, 1935, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 76.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1936.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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