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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Mich.)

John C. Waterman

(Ap'd Mich.)


Born near Alpine, MI.​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., 7th Cavalry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Totten, Dak., Sep. 29, 1881 (leave of absence, Oct. 1 to Nov. 30, 1883), to May 1, 1885, — St. Johns, Dak., to May 31, 1885, — Ft. Totten, Dak. (leave of absence, Oct. 15, 1885, to Jan. 14, 1886), to July 16, 1887, — on the march to and at Ft. Meade, Dak. (leave of absence, Sep. 8 to Nov. 7, 1887), to June 1, 1888, — and on the march to and at Ft. Riley, Kan., to –––––.

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

(John Charles Waterman)

Military History. — Served: At Fort Riley, Kan., and in Pine Ridge campaign, to Feb., 1891. — Participated in Wounded Knee and White Clay Creek affairs.

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, Feb. 20, 1891)

— Served at Fort Yates, N. D., from July, 1891 to Sept., 1893. — Student at Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to June, 1895 (Distinguished Graduate, 1895); at Fort Yates, N. D., to Sept., 1896; at Fort Keogh, Mont., to Jan., 1897; on college duty at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Ia., to April, 1898; on mustering duty, Des Moines, Ia., to June, 1898; same duty at Indianapolis, Ind., to ––––

(Captain of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: On mustering duty, Des Moines, Ia., to June, 1898; same duty, and Recruiting Officer at Indianapolis, Ind., to June, 1899.

(Captain, 7th Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

— Served at Camp Egbert and Pinar del Rio Barracks, Cuba, to July, 1900; at Guanajay Barracks, Cuba, to July, 1900; at Columbia Barracks, Cuba, to May 20, 1902; at Camp George H. Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Ga., to Nov., 1903; on recruiting service, Grand Rapids, Mich., to April, 1905; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., to June, 1905; Regimental Quartermaster, July 1, 1905 to –––––; at Camp McGrath, Batangas, P. I., Quartermaster and Constructing Quartermaster, to June, 1907; at Fort Riley, Kan., Quartermaster, to –––––.

(Major, 13th Cavalry, April 18, 1909)

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

(John Charles Waterman, Born June 10, 1857.)

Military History. —

Captain, 7th Cavalry, March 2, 1899

At Camp McGrath, Batangas, P. I., Quartermaster and Constructing Quartermaster, to June, 1907; at Fort Riley, Kan., Quartermaster to

(Major, 13th Cavalry, April 18, 1909)

April 20, 1909; en route to Philippines, Jan. 5‑31, 1910; commanding 2nd Squadron, 13th Cavalry, Feb. 12 to June 14, 1910; (at Orani, P. I., commanding Detachment of U. S. Troops, Feb. 27, 1910); detailed in Pay Department, July 5, 1910; en route to U. S., March 14 to April 11, 1911; on duty in Western Division to Nov. 15, 1912; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Quartermaster, Nov. 21, 1912, to Feb. 26, 1913; at Texas City, Texas, with 2nd Division to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 12th Cavalry, Dec. 2, 1913)

Jan. 28, 1914; at Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas, commanding 1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry, to May 10, 1914; at Harlingen, commanding 1st  p324 Squadron, 12th Cavalry and station, to Aug. 3, 1914; at Louisville, Col., commanding 2nd Squadron on strike duty, to Jan. 4, 1915; at Fort Robinson, Neb., to Nov. 1, 1915; at Fort Meade, S. D., commanding 3rd Squadron and post, to March 14, 191t; at Hachita, N. M., commanding 3rd Squadron and 1st Battalion New Mexican Troops to

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

(Attached to 12th Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

March 31, 1917; at Salt Lake City, Utah, Instructor-Inspector 16th Tentative National Guard Cavalry Division, to Sept. 19, 1917;

(Assigned to 1st Cavalry . . . . . . . . .)º

at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., commanding regiment and post, to Dec. 13, 1917; at Camp Harry J. Jones, Douglas, Arizona, commanding 1st Cavalry in 3rd Brigade, 15th Cavalry Division, to Sept. 9, 1918; (commanding Camp from June 28 to Sept. 9, and commanding Arizona District, Aug. 30 to Sept. 9, 1918); relieved from assignment to 1st Cavalry and at Fort Riley, Kan., commanding post, Sept. 12, 1918, to ––––

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 10, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 10, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: — Col. Ret., July 10, 1919.

Died, Feb. 3, 1939, at Berkeley, Calif.: Aged 82.

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

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

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

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