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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

Lester W. Cornish

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born New Bradford, MA.​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., 5th Cavalry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Niobrara, Neb., Sep. 30, 1881, to Aug. 10, 1882, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy. to Nov. 12, 1882, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to May 24, 1883 (leave of absence, to July 21, 1883), — Ft. Robinson, Neb., and in the field, to May 27, 1885, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to July 8, 1885, — and in the field and at Ft. Supply, I. T. (leave of absence, Nov. 15, 1887, to Feb. 15, 1889), to Aug. 27, 1889; and as Professor of

(First Lieut., 5th Cavalry, Jan. 16, 1889)

Military Science and Tactics at the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst, Mas., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: On college detail at Amherst, Mas., from 1889 to Sept., 1892. — Fort Supply, I. T., Nov., 1892 to May, 1893. — Camp Eagle Pass, Tex., May, 1893 to Dec., 1895, Post Quartermaster and Commissary. — Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Dec., 1895 till June, 1897. — Fort Ringgold, Tex., Acting Assistant Quartermaster and Acting Commissary of Subsistence, to March, 1896. — Fort Sam Houston, March, 1896 to Jan., 1898. — On the march to and at Fort Brown, Tex., till May, 1898. — With regiment to Tampa, May, 1898. — Served with troop until Aug. 26, 1898.

(Captain of Cavalry, 9th Cavalry, Oct. 16, 1898)

— On sick leave, Sept., 1898 to April 2, 1899. — At Fort Grant, Ariz., and Fort Clark, Tex. (in command of troop and post), April, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Clark, Tex. (in command of troop and post), April, 1899 to Jan., 1900; at Fort Grant, Ariz., from Jan., 1900 to July, 1900; in command Fort Apache, Ariz., July, 1900 to April, 1901; left Fort Grant, Ariz., en route for Fort Apache, Ariz., July 21, 1900; arrived at Fort Apache, Ariz., July 27, 1900; left Fort Apache, Ariz., en route to San Francisco, Cal., April 2, 1901; arrived at San Francisco, Cal., April 11, 1901; left U. S., en route to Manila, P. I., April 16, 1901; arrived at Manila, P. I., May 24, 1901; arrived at Santa Rita, P. I., May 25, 1901; left Santa Rita, P. I., Aug. 14, 1901; arrived at Legaspi, P. I., Aug. 17, 1901; left Legaspi, P. I., May 1, 1902; arrived at Alaminos, P. I., May 8, 1902; left Alaminos, P. I., May 29, 1902; arrived at Capiz, P. I., June 1, 1902; left Capiz, Aug., 1902; en route to U. S., Sept. 2, 1902 to Oct. 13, 1902; in Sequoia National Park, Cal., from July, 1904 to Oct. 6, 1904; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Oct. 20, 1904 to Oct. 27, 1904; detailed for recruiting duty, Aug., 1905.

Major, U. S. A., Retired April 18, 1907,
for disability in line of duty.

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

(Lester Warren Cornish, Born March 26, 1859.)

Military History. —

Captain, 9th Cavalry, Oct. 16, 1898

Major, U. S. A., Retired, April 18, 1907,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Oct. 16, 1917, at Pacific Grove, Cal.: Aged 58

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.

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

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Cornish's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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