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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Frederick T. Van Liew

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1877, to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 11, 1881.

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Sep. 26, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., Sep. 30, 1881, to Oct. 22, 1881, — Ft. Spokane, Wash., Nov. 23, 1881, to Oct. 30, 1882, — Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., to May, 1884, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., to Aug., 1884, — Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., to July 12, 1886, — and Ft. Omaha, Neb., to Aug. 31, 1888; and as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Michigan Military Academy, Orchard Lake, Mich., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Michigan Military Academy, Orchard Lake, Mich.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 11th Infantry, Dec. 29, 1890)

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, July 20, 1891)

to Sept. 1, 1891. — With regiment at Fort Omaha, Neb., Sept., 1891 to July, 1896. — At Fort Harrison, Mont., to April, 1898. — At Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Tampa, Fla.,

(Captain of Infantry, 2d Infantry, April 26, 1898)

to June, 1898. — In the campaign against Santiago de Cuba to Aug., 1898. — On sick leave to Aug., 1899. — In Cuba in arrest and awaiting sentence of General Court-Martial to Nov. 1899; when he was

Dismissed, Nov. 20, 1899.

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

(Frederick Thrall Van Liew, Born Oct. –––, 1859.)

Military History. —

Captain, 2d Infantry, April 26, 1898

Dismissed, Nov. 20, 1899
Per G. O. No. 186, A. G. O., Oct. 26, 1899.​a

Civil History. — With Equitable Life Association, 128 Broadway, New York, in 1902; subsequent history unknown.

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

(Frederick Thrall Van Liew, Born Nov. 14, 1859.)

Military History. —

Captain, 2nd Infantry, Apr. 26, 1898.

Dismissed, Nov. 20, 1899.
Per G. O. No. 186, A. G. O., Oct. 26, 1899.

Civil History: — From the time of his leaving the service until his death he was employed by the Equitable Life Association Society of New York. During the World War he gave up business temporarily and devoted his time to coaching candidates for commission. He had classes at Columbia University and elsewhere, and also private pupils, and handled between 2500 and 3000 men, most of whom were commissioned, some with as high rank as captain.

Died, Nov. 2, 1926, at Jamaica, N. Y.: Aged 67.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1927.

Thayer's Note:

a He was found guilty (General Orders, 1899, p63) on three counts relating to his having converted about $900 of company funds to his personal use. In 2015, that would have been about $26,000.

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