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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born Ind.)

Omar Bundy

(Ap'd Ind.)


Born New Castle, IN.​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 Infantry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Lapwai, Ida., Oct. 2, 1883, to June 9,

(Transferred to 3d Infantry, May 13, 1884)

1884, — and Ft. Missoula, Mon., to Aug. 18, 1885; under instruction at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Sep. 1, 1885, to July 1, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. Missoula, Mon., to May 21, 1888, — and Ft. Meade, S. D., to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 3d Infantry, May 26, 1890)

Served: In the campaign against Sioux Indians in South Dakota during the winter of 1890‑91; at Fort Snelling, Min., from 1891 to 1898, where he performed the duties of Regimental and Post Quartermaster from April, 1895 to July, 1898. — At the outbreak of the Spanish-American

(Captain of Infantry, 6th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

(Captain and Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers,
May 12, 1898 — Declined)

war he went with his regiment to Mobile, Ala., and to Cuba; took part in battle of El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898, and was present at the siege of Santiago; in Cuba to July 11, 1898. — On recruiting service at Milwaukee, Wis., to March 7, 1899. — Garrison duty at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., to May 17, 1899. — En route to and in Philippine Islands to –––––; (Regimental Quartermaster, March 10, 1899 to –––––)

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

Military History. —

(Regimental Quartermaster, March 10, 1899 to Aug. 31, 1899)

Served: With his company in the operation against insurgents and ladrones in Southern Negros, Sept., 1899 to July, 1900; Inspector-General, Department of the Visayas, Aug., 1900 to Sept., 1901; Provost Marshal, Iloilo, Sept., 1901 to May, 1902; Assistant Instructor, Department of Law, General Service and Staff College, from 1902 to 1905,

(Major, 6th Infantry, July 12, 1904)

— En route to and in Philippine Islands, from Feb. 15, 1905 to March 27, 1907; commanded one of the columns in the assault on the Moro stronghold at Mount Dajo, Island of Jolo, March 7, 1906; at Fort William Henry Harrison, Mont., April 15, 1907 to May 17, 1907; at Chicago, Ill., as Assistant to the Inspector-General, Northern Division, May 19, 1907 to June 30, 1907; at San Antonio, Tex., as Inspector-General, Department of Texas, from July 5, 1907 to July 3, 1908; detailed for service and to fill a vacancy in the Inspector-General's Department, July 3, 1908.

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

(Born June 17, 1861)

Military History. —

Major, 6th Infantry, July 12, 1904.

Inspector-General, By Detail, July 3, 1908.

Military History. — At San Antonio, Texas, Inspector-General, Department of Texas, to July 15, 1909; assistant to Inspector-General, Department of Missouri, and Inspector-General of that Department to

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

June 5, 1911; joined 11th Infantry at San Antonio, Texas, June 7, 1911; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., July 20, 1911, to Sept. 1, 1912; at Army War College, Washington, D. C., September, 1912, to July 1, 1913; joined 11th Infantry at Texas City, Texas, Aug. 31, 1913, and remained there to

(Colonel, 16th Infantry, July 20, 1914)

Aug. 1, 1914; joined 16th Infantry at El Paso, Texas, September, 1914, and remained with regiment to September, 1915; detailed in Adjutant-General's Department, Oct. 2, 1915; Adjutant, Southern Department, Nov. 15, 1915, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., May 15, 1917)

May 31, 1917; to France in Command of 1st Brigade, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Force, June 12, 1917, and commanded this Brigade to

(Major-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 28, 1917; in charge of preparation of Billeting and Training Areas for American Troops in France, Sept. 1 to Oct. 1, 1917; assigned to command of 2nd Division, October, 1917; commanded this Division in action against the enemy during Spring and Summer of 1918, notably when it was on the battle line near Château-Thierry, June 1 to July 10; assigned to command of 6th Army Corps, July 20, 1918; transferred to 7th Army Corps, Sept. 11, 1918; returned to U. S., Nov. 5, 1918; commanding Camp Lee, Va., Dec. 4, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., May 15, 1917.

Major-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

Commanding Camp Lee, Va., Dec. 4, 1918, to

Returned to Grade of Brigadier-General, June 30, 1920.

Major-General, U. S. A., Recess Appointment, July 3, 1920.

Aug. 30, 1920; at Fort Crook, Nebr., commanding 7th Corps Area, Sept. 1, 1920, to

Recess Appointment Expired, Mar. 4, 1921.

Major-General, U. S. A., Dec. 23, 1921.

Feb. 11, 1922; at Manila, P. I., commanding Philippine Division, Apr. 5, 1922, to Mar. 24, 1924; at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Ohio, commanding 5th Corps Area, July 12, 1924, to May 30, 1925.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 17, 1925,
By Operation of Law.

 p207  Received the French decoration of Commander of the Legion of Honor and the Croix de Guerre with palm, with the following citation: —

"He came to France as Commander of the Second Division and made of his unit a Division of the first rank; by his stubborn defense and his obstinate counter attacks he contributed brilliantly in stopping the German offensive before Château-Thierry."

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at the battle of El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., June 17, 1925.

Died, Jan. 20, 1940, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 78.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1940.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Bundy's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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