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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Cal.)

Parker W. West​1

(Ap'd La.)


Born San Francisco, CA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1876, to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 26, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Sep. 29, 1881, to May 3, 1882, — in the field and at Ft. Thomas, Ara., to Apr. 12, 1883, — at San Carlos, Ara., and in the field, to Mar. 28, 1885, — Ft. Stockton, Tex., to Mar. 29, 1886, — Ft. Concho, Tex., to June 4, 1886, — Ft. Stockton, Tex., to June 26, 1886, — Eagle Pass, Tex. (leave of absence, Jan. 15 to Apr. 6, 1887), to Sep. 29, 1887, — San Antonio, Tex., to Jan. 12, 1888,

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, Nov. 25, 1887)

— Ft. Clark, Tex. (leave of absence, July 12 to Sep. 4, 1888), to Oct. 29, 1889, — and San Antonio, Tex., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At San Antonio, Tex., to June 1, 1890; at Fort Ringgold, Tex., to Jan. 8, 1891; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Jan. 22, 1891 to Oct. 1, 1892; garrison duty at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., to Dec. 6, 1892; at Fort Ringgold, Tex. (in the field, suppressing disturbances along the Rio Grande, Dec., 1892 to Jan., 1893), to June 4, 1893; at Fort Sill, Okla., to June 19, 1894; on leave to Aug. 31, 1894; garrison duty at Fort Reno, Okla., to Oct. 3, 1894; (Regimental Adjutant, Sept. 1, 1894 to June 1, 1897); at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to April 19, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., to May 17, 1898; Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Division, at Tampa, Fla., May 17

(Captain and Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898
— Declined)

(Captain of Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, May 31, 1898)

to June 5, 1898; Acting Chief Commissary, Cavalry Division, 5th Corps, in Cuba, June 28 to July 20, 1898; participating in the Santiago campaign to July 17, 1898; Chief Quartermaster, Cavalry Division, 5th Army Corps, July 20 to Sept. 25, 1898; on sick leave to Oct. 24, 1898; on mustering duty in New York City to May 5, 1899.

(Major and Chief Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 26, 1898)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 17, 1899)

(Major and Inspector-General, U. S. Volunteers, April 17, 1899)

(Transferred to 5th Cavalry, May 3, 1899)

 p351  — On duty in office of Inspector-General, Washington, D. C., May 22 to June 15, 1899; Inspector-General and Acting Adjutant-General, Department of Texas, July 1 to Aug. 25, 1899; en route to Philippines to Oct. 21, 1899; Assistant to Inspector-General, Department of the Pacific (Manila), Oct. 24, 1899) to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Ordered to Washington, D. C., to report to the Inspector-General of the Army for temporary duty in his office; inspecting national cemeteries, recruiting stations and disbursements and accounts at Fredericksburg, Richmond, Seven Pines, Fort Harrison, Cold Harbor, Glendale, Poplar Grove, City Point, Norfolk, Fort Monroe, Hampton and Yorktown, Virginia; New Berne, Wilmington, Raleigh, Salisbury and Asheville, North Carolina, and to make the annual inspection of the arsenal at Fort Monroe, May 26 to June 10; at Headquarters, Department of Texas, as Inspector-General and Acting Adjutant-General, Judge Advocate, Signal Officer and Engineer Officer of the Department, Aug. 5 to 28; on leave, from Aug. 28 to Sep. 4; en route to and at Headquarters, Department of California, to Sept. 23; en route to Manila, P. I., Oct. 21 to Nov. 26; Inspector-General, Department of the Pacific and 8th Army Corps, Nov. 26, 1899 to May 14, 1900; Assistant to Inspector-General, Department of the Pacific and 8th Army Corps and Division of the Philippines, May 14 to June 30; Inspector-General, Department of Northern Luzon, July 1, 1900 to July 10, 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Inspector-General, U. S. Volunteers, Dec. 14, 1900)

(Discharged from Volunteer Service, June 30, 1901)

(Transferred to 11th Cavalry, Aug. 16, 1901)

— Relieved as Inspector-General, Department Northern Luzon and assigned to Division of the Philippines, Sept. 17, 1901; relieved from duty, Division of the Philippines and ordered to join regiment, Oct. 2, 1901; en route to Washington, D. C., Oct. 16, 1901 to Dec. 16, 1901; on two months' leave of absence, from Dec. 17; detailed as member of Board of Revision, Feb. 19, 1902 to June 14, 1902; relieved from duty in Washington, D. C., June 14, 1902 and ordered to join regiment in Philippine Islands, June 30, 1902; en route to join regiment, June 30, 1902 to Aug. 14, 1902; assigned, Aug. 25, 1902, as member of Examining Board, Department of Northern Luzon, with station at Manila; en route to Chicago, Jan. 3, 1903 to Feb. 16, 1903; Aide-de‑camp to General MacArthur at Headquarters, Department of California; accompanied General MacArthur to Monterey, Cal., May 1 to Dec. 31; in engagement with Mexican Revolutionists, Dec. 24, 1892, near Roma, Texas; in battle of San Juan, Cuba, July 1, to surrender of Santiago, Cuba, July 17, 1898; accompanied General MacArthur to Japan, 1904‑1905, as Observer with Japanese Army in Manchuria, and remained with said Army until 1906, and joined regiment at Fort Des Moines, Iowa; April 25 to July 4, on duty, in connection with relief of San Francisco earthquake sufferers.

(Major, 14th Cavalry, Aug. 20, 1906)

 p328  — With regiment at Fort Walla Walla, Washington, Nov. 6, 1906 to Nov. 29, 1909; on duty in the War Department as Assistant to the Inspector-General of the Army, Nov. 6, 1906 to Nov. 29, 1909.

Major, U. S. A., Retired Nov. 29, 1909, disability in line of duty.

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

(Parker Whitney West, Born Aug. 21, 1858.)

Military History. —

Major, 14th Cavalry, Aug. 20, 1906

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 29, 1909,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Appointed Deputy Governor, United States Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., Oct. 15, 1910; reappointed Oct. 15, 1913; reappointed Oct. 15, 1916.

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

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 29, 1909,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Appointed Deputy Governor, United States Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., Oct. 15, 1910.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj., Ret., Nov. 29, 1909.

Appointed Deputy Governor, United States Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., Oct. 15, 1910 to Feb. 28, 1933.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Ret 29 Nov 09.

Died Jan. 20, 1947, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 88.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Senator J. R. West, of Louisiana.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. West's birthplace is from the WPAOG memorial article.

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