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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born N. J.)

Isaac Williamº Littell

(Ap'd N. J.)


Born Elizabeth, NJ.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1878, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, June 13, 1883.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Wayne, Mich., Sep. 30, 1883, to June 2, 1884; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lyon, Col., to Feb. 26, 1885, — Salt Fork, I. T., to May, 1885, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to Aug. 10, 1885, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Aug. 21, 1888)

Lyon, Col., to Apr. 2, 1889, — and Ft. Crawford, Col., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: With company at Fort Crawford, Colo., A. A. Q. M. and A. C. S., until March 31, 1890; left Fort Crawford, Colo., with company, Sept. 23, 1890; with company at Fort Leavenworth until July 28, 1891. — (Regimental Adjutant, 10th Infantry, Aug. 1, 1891 to April 25, 1895.) — Joined regimental headquarters, Fort Stanton, N. M., July 31, 1891. — Changed station with regimental headquarters to Santa Fé, N. M., Dec. 20, 1891. — Commanding post of Fort Marcy, N. M., from July 3 to Sept. 13, 1894. — Changed station with regiment to Fort Reno, Okla., Oct. 8, 1894.

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, April 25, 1895)

— Quartermaster at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., from May 19, 1895 to Nov. 1, 1897. — Assistant to the Depot Quartermaster, New York City, from Nov. 6, 1897 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Assistant to the Depot Quartermaster, New York City, from Nov. 6, 1897 to Sept., 1899; relieved from duty at Quartermaster's Depot, New York, Sept., 1899 and ordered to proceed to the Philippines; sailed from San Francisco, Sept. 25, 1899, on U. S. A. Transport Grant for Manila, P. I.; arrived at Manila, Oct. 24, 1899; assigned to duty as Quartermaster, 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 8th Army Corps, Headquarters, Angeles, P. I., Oct. 24, 1899; assigned to duty as Assistant to the Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Pacific, Manila, and temporarily in charge of the construction of the U. S. Government Cold Storage and Ice Plant, Dec. 24, 1899.

 p346  (Major and Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, Feb. 15, 1900)

— Chief Quartermaster, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps (afterwards Department Southern Luzon), Feb. 26, 1900; assigned, temporarily, as Chief Commissary, Department of Southern Luzon, May 30, 1900.

(Honorably Discharged as Major, U. S. Volunteers, April 20, 1901)

— Relieved from duty as Chief Quartermaster, Department of Southern Luzon and ordered to report to the Chief Quartermaster, Division of the Philippines, as Assistant, Aug. 16, 1901.

(Major and Quartermaster, U. S. Army, Oct. 26, 1901)

— Assigned to duty, as Chief Quartermaster, Department of Northern Luzon, March 25, 1902; relieved as Chief Quartermaster, Department of Northern Luzon, to report to Chief Quartermaster, Division of the Philippines, as Assistant, April 8, 1902; sailed for the United States, April 21, 1902; reached San Francisco, May 23, 1902; assigned to duty as Assistant to the Depot Quartermaster, New York City, June 28, 1902; temporarily assigned to duty as Depot Quartermaster, New York City, Nov. 20, 1902; ordered to report to the Quartermaster-General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C., for duty in his office, July 18, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Depot Quartermaster-General, U. S. Army,
March 19, 1908)

— In Office, Quartermaster-General, Washington, D. C., in charge of matter pertaining to clothing, repairs to barracks, quarters, roads, walks and wharves, and matters pertaining to rail and water transportation and army transport service, Aug. 5, 1903 to Dec. 5, 1908.

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

(Born Dec. 5, 1857.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Deputy Qr. Mr.‑General, March 19, 1908.

At Governor's Island, N. Y., Chief Quartermaster, Department of the East, Dec. 5, 1908, to

(Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster-General, March 3, 1911)

June 26, 1911; at Manila, P. I., Chief Quartermaster, Philippines Division, Aug. 2, 1911, to June 1, 1914; at Washington, D. C., in office of Quartermaster-General, Aug. 1, 1914, to May 16, 1917; in charge of Cantonment Construction Division, May 16, 1917, to

(Brigadier-General, Quartermaster Corps, N. A., Aug. 5, 1917)

(Brigadier-General, Quartermaster Corps, U. S. A., Feb. 12, 1918)

Feb. 12, 1918; on duty as Secretary-Treasurer, U. S. Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., March 26, 1918, to ––––

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 19, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service. As Chief of the Cantonment Division of the Quartermaster General's Office he was  p359 charged with the task of building the camps and cantonments of the Army raised in summer of 1917 under conditions imposing almost insuperable obstacles. His completion of this task is a conspicuous example of the exercise of qualities of mind and character making up the highest type of officer."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Brigadier-General, Quartermaster Corps, Feb. 12, 1918.

At Washington, D. C., Secretary-Treasurer U. S. Soldiers' Home, Mar. 26, 1918, to

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 19, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

July 1, 1922, when, at his own request, he was relieved from further active duty.

Died, May 1, 1924, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 66.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Littell's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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