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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born Mis.)

Tyree R. Rivers

(Ap'd Ten.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1879, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Whipple Barracks, Ara., and Scouting, Sep. 30, 1883, to Mar. 25, 1885, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to July 13, 1885, — and in Kansas and Cheyenne and Arapahoe Country and at Ft. Sill, I. T., to July 13, 1887; on leave of absence, to Sep. 28, 1887; on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and on Recruiting Service, to Feb. 10, 1888; and

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, Jan. 17, 1889)

on frontier duty at Ft. McIntosh, Tex., to Mar. 18, 1889, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Oct. 27, 1889, — and Camp Peña Colorada, Tex., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: In Texas till June, 1893; at Fort Riley, Kan., till Aug., 1895. — While at Fort Riley was Recorder of Board on Revision of Cavalry Drill Regulations, from May, 1894 till March, 1895, and Secretary, Cavalry and Light Artillery School, from Nov., 1894 till Aug., 1895. — Served at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., as (Regimental Quartermaster, 3d Cavalry, from Aug. 7, 1895 till June 1, 1897); as (Regimental Adjutant, 3d Cavalry); at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., from June, 1897 till April, 1898; Chickamauga Park from April 23 to May 12, 1898. — A. D. C. to Brigadier and Major-General Young from May 10, 1898 to –––––; Served throughout the Santiago campaign in Cuba, and at Montauk, L. I., Aug. 20, 1898; with 2d Army Corps at Camp Meade, Pa., and Augusta, Ga., from Sept., 1898 to ––––

(Captain of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, Oct. 16, 1898)

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

Military History. — Served: With 2d Army Corps at Camp Meade, Pa., and Augusta, Ga., from Sept., 1898 to May, 1899; in Philippine Islands, from July, 1899 till June, 1901; at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., from Nov., 1901 till Oct., 1904; at Presidio of San Francisco, from Oct., 1904 till Sept., 1905; in Philippine Islands, from Oct., 1905 till May, 1906; wounded in action with hostile Moros at Mount Dajo, Island of Sulu, on March 5, 1906; at Army War College, Washington, D. C., from Nov. 1, 1906 to Dec. 15, 1907.

(Major, 9th Cavalry, April 18, 1907)

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, April 26, 1907)

— At Fort Snelling, Minn., from Jan. 1, 1908 to –––––.

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

(Tyree Rodes Rivers, Born May 10, 1862.)

Military History. —

Major, 9th Cavalry, April 18, 1907.

Transferred to 4th Cavalry, April 26, 1907.

At Fort Snelling, Minn., Jan. 1, 1908, to June, 1909;

(Inspector-General, by Detail, June 26, 1909)

at San Antonio, Texas, Inspector-General, Southern Department, July, 1909, to March, 1910; in Philippines, April, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, Aug. 24, 1912)

(Assigned to 13th Cavalry, Feb. 1, 1913)

March 15, 1913; en route to U. S., to April 12, 1913; on leave and on duty at Winchester, Va., April 12 to Oct., 1913; at Fort Riley, Kans., Oct. to Dec., 1913; at Columbus, N. M., Dec. 31, 1913, to Sept., 1915; at Marfa, Texas, in command of Western Texas Cavalry Patrol District, Sept., 1915, to March, 1916; in Mexico, with Punitive Expedition, March 19 to April 24, 1916; at Fort Riley, Kans., on sick leave, awaiting orders and on duty, April, 1916, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

(Assigned to 20th Cavalry, Aug. –––, 1917)

November, 1917; (commanding post from July 1, 1916; commanding 1st Officers' Training Camp at Fort Riley, May 15 to Aug. 15, 1917); left Fort Riley with 20th Cavalry for Camp Logan, Houston, Texas, Nov. 2, 1917; (the 20th Cavalry was by War Department order in Aug., 1917, designated as a Provisional Artillery Regiment, though retaining cavalry organization; in November, 1917, its designation was changed to 78th Field Artillery and its organization was changed to that of a Field Artillery regiment); at Camp Logan, Texas, commanding 78th Field Artillery, Nov., 1917, to April, 1918; at Camp Doniphan, Okla., April to June, 1918; relieved from duty with 78th Field Artillery, June, 1918, and ordered to Camp Sherman, Ohio, to command 158th Depot Brigade; at Camp Sherman, commanding Camp and 158th Depot Brigade, July to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918)

Oct. 30, 1918; at Camp Meade, Md., commanding 154th Depot Brigade, Oct. 31, 1918, to ––––

(Honorably Discharged as Brigadier-General, Only, March 10, 1919)

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

Military History: —

Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918.

At Camp Meade, Md., commanding 154th Depot Brigade, Oct. 31, 1918, to

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Mar. 10, 1919.

Mar. 13, 1919; at Washington, D. C., in office of Inspector-General, March 14, 1919, to

Inspector-General, By Detail, Sept. 13, 1920.

June 20, 1921; (Executive Officer, Office of Inspector-General, from Oct. 1, 1920); at Governor's Island, N. Y., Inspector, 2nd Corps Area, June 21, 1921, to Jan. 31, 1923.

Died, Jan. 31, 1923, at Governor's Island, N. Y.: Aged 60.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1923.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., (Posthumously) Jan. 21, 1923,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Cited posthumously "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Las Guasimas, Cuba, June 24, 1898."

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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