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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III

(Born Mich.)

Stephen Millerº Foote

(Ap'd Vt.)


Born LaSalle, MI.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1880, to June 15, 1884, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 15, 1884.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., Sep. 30, 1884, to Sep. 29, 1885, — Ft. Trumbull, Ct., to Aug. 27, 1886, — and Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to Sep. 1, 1888; on leave of absence, Oct. 1 to Dec. 14, 1888; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., to Dec. 23, 1888; and on duty at the Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to –––––.

First Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 17, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: As Assistant Instructor of Engineering at the Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., until March, 1891. — With Inter-Continental Railway Commission in Washington and Central America, March, 1891 to Aug., 1892. — With regiment, Fort Barrancas, Fla., Aug., 1892 to April, 1893. — At World's Fair, April to Oct., 1893. — With regiment at Fort McHenry, Md., ten days in October and at Fort Adams, R. I., Oct., 1893 to Sept., 1895. — Commandant of Cadets at Vermont Academy, Saxton's River, Vt., Sept., 1895 to Sept., 1897; Commandant of Cadets at New York Military Academy, Cornwall‑on‑Hudson, N. Y., Sept., 1897 to April, 1898. — With regiment at Fort Mott, N. J., April to May. — Aide-de‑camp to Major-General J. C. Breckinridge, U. S. Volunteers, Inspector-General U. S. Army, in the Santiago campaign, and at Chickamauga Park, Ga., and Lexington, Ky., May to Oct. — In Volunteer service, Oct., 1898 to –––––; Nominated to be Brevet  p388 Captain, U. S. Army, for services in Santiago campaign. — Gold medalist, Military Service Institution, 1897.

(Major, 3d U. S. Volunteer Engineers, Nov. 3, 1898)

— With regiment at Lexington, Ky., Oct. to Nov., 1898; Macon, Ga., Nov., 1898 to Feb., 1899; Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Feb., 1899 to ––––

(Captain of Artillery, 6th Artillery, March 2, 1899)

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, May 17, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: At Angel Island, Cal., building detention camp, July to Nov., 1899; took command of Battery N, 6th Artillery at Honolulu, in Nov., 1899 and proceeded to Philippine Islands; in command of Battery N, 6th Artillery (afterward 70th Company, Coast Artillery Corps) Nov., 1899 to Oct., 1901; returned to the United States, in Dec., 1901; in command of 4th Battery, Field Artillery at Fort Myer, Va., from Dec., 1901 to March, 1906.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Feb. 24, 1906)

— In command of battalion field artillery, from March, 1906 to June, 1907, at Fort Douglas, Utah and Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo.; in command of Jackson Barracks, La., and Artillery District of New Orleans, from June, 1907 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, March 10, 1909)

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

(Born Feb. 19, 1859)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Feb. 24, 1906

At Jackson Bks., La., commanding post and Artillery District of New Orleans, June, 1907, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, March 10, 1909)

December, 1909; at Ft. Stevens, Oregon, commanding Artillery District of the Columbia, January, 1910, to August, 1911; at Fort Howard, Md., commanding Artillery District of Baltimore, September, 1911, to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 5, 1911)

January, 1912; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., taking Field Officer's Course at Army Service Schools, January to March, 1912; at Washington, D. C., on duty in War Department, May to August, 1912; student officer at Army War College, September, 1912, to June, 1913, when he was graduated; at Naval War College, July and August, 1913; at Washington, D. C., instructor in Army War College, September, 1913, to July, 1914; at Fort Winfield Scott, Cal., commanding Coast Defenses of San Francisco, August to October, 1914; at Fort Miley, Cal., commanding Pacific Coast Artillery District, November, 1914, to February, 1915; at Fort Winfield Scott, commanding Coast Defenses of San Francisco, March to September, 1915; at Charleston, S. C., commanding South Atlantic Coast Artillery District, October, 1915, to August, 1917;

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

at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and in France, commanding 163rd Field Artillery Brigade from its organization in August, 1917, to its muster out in January, 1919; with First Army, American Expeditionary Force, in Argonne Forest, Oct. 12 to 22, 1918; at Camp Dodge, Iowa, commanding Camp, January to March 12, 1919; at Camp Sherman, Ohio, commanding 158th Depot Brigade, March 13 to

(Returned to Grade of Colonel, April 30, 1919)

May 5, 1919; commanding Coast Defenses of Boston, Mass., May 15 to Oct. 30, 1919.

Died, Oct. 30, 1919, at Fort Banks, Mass.: Aged 60.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Foote's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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