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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Jacob F. Kreps

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born West Newton, PA.​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., 22d Infantry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Lewis, Col., Sep. 29, 1883 to Jan. 26, 1887; on leave of absence, to July 1, 1887; and as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: On college duty to July 1, 1890; garrison duty at Fort Totten, N. D., to Aug. 11, 1890; at Fort Buford, N. D.,

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 13th Infantry, Feb. 24, 1891)

(Transferred to 22d Infantry, July 20, 1891)

to July 25, 1891; at Fort Keogh, Mont., to June 23, 1892; at Fort Pembina, N. D. (Regimental Quartermaster, March 6, 1895 to Aug. 1, 1898), to April 2, 1895; at Fort Keogh, Mont., to June 27, 1896; at Fort Crook, Neb., to April 18, 1898; with regiment at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago and in Cuba to Aug., 1898, being engaged in the battles of El Caney, July 1, and San Juan, July 2‑3, and in the siege of Santiago to July 17, 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 22d Infantry, July 3, 1898)

— With regiment at Camp Wikoff, N. Y., Aug. to Sept., 1898; at Fort Crook, Neb., to Jan. 27, 1899. — En route to and in Philippines to ––––

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

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Major, 22d Infantry, July 3, 1906)

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

(Jacob Fordney Kreps, Born Oct. 22, 1860.)

Military History. —

Captain, 22d Infantry, July 3, 1898.

En route to and in Philippines from Jan. 27, 1899; left Manila on Pasig River Expedition, March 12, 1899; participated in engagements at Guadalupe Ridge, March 13, 1899; at Taguig, March 19, 1899; at Caloocan, March 25, 1899; at Malabon, March 25, 1899; at Malinta, March 26, 1899; in trenches at Pasay, April 9 to 19, 1899; assumed command of 1st Battalion, April 21, 1899; in engagement at Novaliches, April 22, 1899; commanded Battalion in San Miguel, San Isidro Expedition; in engagements at Balinag and at Bustos, May 2, 1899; in command at San Luis, June 1 to 28, 1899; commanded Company from June 29, 1899; participated in engagement at San Luis, Aug. 12, 1899; left San Luis, Dec. 7, 1899, and took station at Arayat; changed station Jan. 16, 1900, to Candaba; changed station March 26, 1900, to San Isidro and assumed command of 1st Battalion; in engagement at Balubad, June 11, and at Minalungan, July 16, 1900; with expedition under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant into mountains near Biacnabato, June 9‑13, 1900; with General Funston's Expedition to Bulacan Mountains, commanding a detachment of Mounted Scouts and in engagement at Tubigan, July 29, 1900; in three skirmishes at Tambo River, Aug. 30, 1900; assigned to command of southwest Sub‑District of Province of Nueva Ecija, Sept. 17, 1900, also commanding 1st Battalion; at San Isidro to June 18, 1901, participating in engagement at Santa Cruz, Jan. 12, 1901; Civil Governor of Province of Nueva Ecija, June 19, 1901, to March 3, 1902; en route to San Francisco, Cal., to April 15, 1902; inspected National Guard of Nebraska, May and June, 1903; commanding Fort Crook, Oct. 16‑26, 1903; at Pittsburgh, Pa., on recruiting service, Nov. 1, 1903, to March 15, 1905; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., April 1 to Nov. 16, 1905, when he was relieved from recruiting service; at Fort McDowell, Cal., Nov. 24, 1905, to

(Major, 22d Infantry, July 3, 1906)

June, 1907; (Regimental Commissary, Jan. 20, 1906; commanding post, July 16 to Sept. 18, 1906; commanding 1st Battalion from Sept. 19, 1906); en route San Francisco to Fort Davis, Alaska, June 20 to July 13, 1907; at Fort Davis, commanding post and Special Disbursing Agent, Pay Department, to July 17, 1910; en route to San Francisco, July 17‑31, 1910; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Army Service School, Aug. 18, 1910, to June 27, 1911; on leave of absence, June 28 to Aug. 3, 1911; at San Francisco, sick in General Hospital, Aug. 4 to 27, 1911; at Fort Bayard, N. M., Aug. 28, 1911, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, Nov. 27, 1911)

March 2, 1914.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 2, 1914,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Placed on active military duty and at San Francisco, Cal., Assistant to Department Inspector, Western Department, Oct. 3, 1917, to ––––

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

Military History. —

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 2, 1914,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At San Francisco, Calif., Assistant to Department Inspector, Western Department, Oct. 3, 1917, to March 7, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Civil History: — Clerk-Typist, U. S. Forestry Office, Quincy, Calif., 1922; Director, Red Cross, Hospital Recreation Building, Palo Alto, Calif., 1919‑1920.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Lt.‑Col., Ret., Mar. 2, 1914.

Died, June 10, 1939, at Pacific Grove, Calif.: Aged 78.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Kreps' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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