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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III

(Born Ga.)

Magnus O. Hollis

(Ap'd Ga.)


Magnus Olin Hollis: Born Nov. 1858, Newnan, GA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1877, to June 13, 1882, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 13, 1882.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Omaha, Neb., Sep. 28, 1882, to Aug. 27, 1884, — Ft. Niobrara, Neb., to Nov., 1885, — Ft. Omaha, Neb., to July 2, 1886, — and Ft. Spokane, Wash., July 11, 1886, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: With regiment, in Department of Columbia, at Forts Spokane and Sherman, until Aug. 24, 1895. — At Auburn, Ala., as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, until April 29, 1898. — On duty as Mustering Officer, with station at Mobile, Ala., until Dec. 10, 1898. — On leave until Jan. 7, 1899. — Joined regiment at Fort Sheridan, Ill., on above date; proceeded with it on Jan. 15 to the Philippine Islands, by way of New York and Suez Canal; served with regiment in Philippine Islands to –––––; (In command of Company M to July 1; since then commanded 2d Battalion, 4th Infantry.)

Died Nov. 15, 1899, at Manila, P. I.: Aged 41.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1900.º

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, GA.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Hollis's middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army. His birthdate is from R. Burnham Moffat, Moffat Genealogies: Descent from Rev. John Moffat of Ulster County New York (privately printed, 1909), p128.

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