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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

[image ALT: A photograph of a man in his early twenties, in the uniform of a United States Military Academy cadet. He has an angular face and wears a serious, intense expression. He is Roger Bates Bryan, the subject of this webpage.]

Vol. III

(Born Ten.)

Roger B. Bryan

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born Nashville, TN.​a

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., 2d Cavalry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., Oct. 1, 1883, to May 24, 1883, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash. (detached service at Ft. Lapwai, Ida., Aug. 2 to Nov. 6, 1884), to Dec. 11, 1885, — Ft. Spokane, Wash., to Apr. 24, 1886, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to June 6, 1887, — and Ft. Sherman, Ida., to Aug. 21, 1887; under instruction at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Sep. 1, 1887, to July 3, 1889; on frontier duty at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Sep. 1 to Oct. 17, 1889; and in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, Sept. 18, 1890)

Served: At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Oct. 15, 1890; on leave to May 7, 1891; garrison duty at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to Sept. 4, 1892; on leave to Nov. 3, 1892; garrison duty at Fort Bowie, Ariz., to May 8, 1893; on recruiting service at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., May 12, 1893 to Sept. 28, 1894, and at Nashville, Tenn., to Oct. 1, 1895; garrison duty at Fort Wingate, N. M., to May 17, 1898; with regiment at Mobile, Ala., and at Tampa, Fla., to Aug., 1898; at Camp Wikoff, N. Y., to Oct., 1898; on sick leave to Dec., 1898; with regiment at Huntsville, Ala., to Feb., 1899;

(Captain of Cavalry, 5th Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

at Cienfuegos, Cuba, to April, 1899; on sick leave to July 6, 1899; with regiment at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, to –––––; (Regimental Quartermaster, Aug. 3, 1899 to –––––)

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

Military History. — Served: With regiment at Mayaguez, P. R., to Aug., 1900.

(Regimental Quartermaster, Aug. 3, 1899 to Aug., 1902)

— With regiment at Fort Myer, Va., to March, 1901; en route to and in Philippines, to Sept., 1903; en route to U. S., to Oct. 10, 1903; on leave, Oct. 18, 1903 to Jan. 17, 1904; with regiment at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to Aug., 1904; Commanding Officer, Fort Grant, Ariz., to Jan. 24, 1905; on sick leave, Jan. 24, 1905 to Sept. 22, 1905; sick at Fort McPherson, Ga., to Nov. 2, 1905.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired Nov. 2, 1905, for disability in line of duty.

— Residence, San Diego, Cal.

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

(Roger Bates Bryan, Born Dec. 21, 1860.)

Military History. —

Captain, 5th Cavalry, March 2, 1899.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 2, 1905,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Since retirement, has resided at his home, 306 West Grape St., San Diego, Cal.; in 1914 published "An Average American Army Officer," an autobiography.

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

Military History: —

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 2, 1905,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Nov. 3, 1926, at San Diego, Calif.: Aged 65.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Buried, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Bryan's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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