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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Thomas W. Griffith

(Ap'd Pa.)


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., 18th Infantry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., Oct. 1, 1883, to  p376 May 30, 1885, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to Aug. 11, 1885, — Crisfield, Kan., to Sep., 1885, — and Ft. Riley, Kan.º, to May 4, 1888; as Acting Assistant Quartermaster and Commissary of Subsistence at Denver, Col., to Oct. 7, 1888; and as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb., to –––––.

First Lieut., 18th Infantry, Nov. 16, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: On college duty to Oct. 1, 1891; garrison duty at Fort Clark, Tex., to Oct. 26, 1893; (Regimental Quartermaster, March 12, 1893 to Jan. 24, 1894); at Fort Bliss, Tex., to Feb. 6, 1894; at Fort McIntosh, Tex., to June 13, 1894; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., to Jan., 1897; (Regimental Quartermaster, Jan. 10, 1897 to Oct. 6, 1898); at Fort Bliss, Tex., to April 19, 1898; with regiment at New Orleans, La., to May, 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 18th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

En route to and in Philippines to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Quartermaster, Provisional Brigade, New Orleans, La., to May 26, 1898; en route to Philippines, to July 31, 1898; in Philippines, to Sept. 16, 1901; commanding 18th U. S. Infantry, in the field, for eight and one‑half months of that time; general recruiting service, Nov. 1, 1901 to Nov. 1, 1903.

(Transferred to 27th Infantry, Oct. 10, 1903)

— At Fort Sheridan, Ill., to April 25, 1904.

(Major, 28th Infantry, March 29, 1904)

— At Presidio, San Francisco, May 2 to June 18, 1904; with Porto Rico Provisional Regiment of Infantry, from July 1, 1904 to May 6, 1908; commanding Henry Barracks, Cayey, Porto Rico, from Aug. 20 to Jan. 1, 1905, and from May 1, 1905 to –––––; in charge Atlantic Division Competitions, Fort Niagara, N. Y., July and Aug., 1906, and Assistant Executive Officer at National Matches, 1906, Sea Girt, N. J.

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

(Thomas Wilson Griffith, Born Sept. 27, 1858.)

Military History. —

Major, 28th Infantry, March 29, 1904.

In command at Henry Bks., Cayey, Porto Rico, May 1, 1905, to July 1, 1906, and Oct. 23, 1906, to July 1, 1908; at Fort Snelling, Minn., July 17, 1908, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 28th Infantry, March 11, 1911)

July 8, 1912; (at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Army Service School, Jan. 5 to March 22, 1911; at Division Maneuver Camps, San Antonio, Texas, March 29 to July 24, 1911; at Camp Perry, Ohio, Assistant Executive Officer, National Matches, August and September, 1911); at General Recruit Depot, Jefferson Bks., Mo., Aug. 13, 1912, to

(Assigned to 19th Infantry, Jan. 2, 1914)

(Colonel, 17th Infantry, March 3, 1914)

March 15, 1914; (at Camp Perry, Ohio, Assistant Executive Officer at National and International Matches, August and September, 1913); at Eagle Pass, Texas, commanding Camp, March 21 to July 28, 1914.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 28, 1914,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

In commercial pursuits in Pittsburgh, Pa., from retirement to Jan. 8, 1917, when he was recalled to active duty; on General Recruiting Service, in charge of Pittsburgh District, to Oct. 1, 1918; at Cincinnati, Ohio, and at Worcester, Mass., commanding Students' Army Training Corps, Oct. 11, 1918, to Jan. 27, 1919; at Hdqrs. Northeastern Department, Boston, Mass., in charge of debarkation of overseas troops at Boston, Jan. 28 to April 17, 1919; President of Board to examine candidates for commissions in the Regular Army, Feb. 1, to April 17, 1919; commanded Guard of Honor for President Wilson on latter's arrival at Boston from France, Feb. 24, 1919; relieved from active duty April 17, 1919; reverted to retired status, and has since resided in Brookline, Mass.

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

Military History. —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 28, 1914,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Died, Nov. 29, 1925, at Brookline, Mass.: Aged 67.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1926.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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