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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III

(Born Mo.)

Samuel D. Sturgis​1

(Ap'd Dak.)


Born St. Louis, MO.​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., 1st Artillery, June 15, 1884.

Served: in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Feb. 17, 1885 (detached service conducting Prisoners to Ft. Leavenworth, May, 1886), to Sep. 30, 1886, — and Presidio of San Francisco, Cal. (sick leave of absence, Nov. 22, 1887, to Oct. 25, 1888), to Mar. 18, 1889; reconnoitring harbors of San Diego, San Pedro, and Santa Barbara, Cal., to Apr. 11, 1889; in garrison at Ft. Mason, Cal., to May 25, 1889, — and Presidio of San Francisco, Cal. (on Rifle Competition at Santa Cruz, Cal., in Aug. and Sep., 1889, and on leave of absence, Oct. 15 to Dec. 15, 1889, and on sick leave, to Dec. 27, 1889), to –––––.

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

(Samuel Davis Sturgis, Jr.)

Military History. —

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 4th Artillery, July 1, 1891)

On duty at U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., April, 1890 to Aug. 31, 1891. — Aide to Brigadier and Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Merritt, Aug. 3, 1891 to Jan. 1, 1896. — On duty with regiment at Fort McHenry, Md., Jan. 5 to  p389 July 14, 1896. — On leave of absence, July 14 to Oct. 1. — Duty at Fort Riley (Light Battery), Oct. 1, 1896 to March 17, 1898;

(Transferred to 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

moved with Battery to Fort Monroe; served with regiment, Fort McHenry and Fort Monroe, till May 20, 1898. — Ordered to San Francisco to duty with Philippine Islands expedition; reported at San Francisco, June 3, 1898;

(Major and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Pacific and 8th Army Corps, and served in that capacity during the Manila campaign (recommended for Brevet of Lieut.‑Colonel, Aug., 1898) — Adjutant-General, Department of Dakota, Sept. 30, 1898 to Jan. 13, 1899. — Adjutant-General, Department of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jan. 20, 1899 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 24, 1900)

(Captain of Artillery, 1st Artillery, April 8, 1900)

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

Military History. — Served: Adjutant-General, Department of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jan. 20, 1899 to May 1, 1899; Disbursing Officer, Cuban funds, Headquarters, Department of Havana and Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Marianao, Cuba, May 1 to Aug. 14, 1899; en route to and in Philippine Islands, as Assistant Adjutant-General, Division of the Philippines, Aug., 1899 to June 30, 1901; Adjutant, General Schwan's southern expedition, Jan.‑Feb., 1900; arrived in United States, Aug. 1, 1901; leave of absence one month; assigned to 12th Battery, Field Artillery, and ordered to join on its arrival at station in United States; joined battery at Fort Douglas, Utah, Oct. 4, 1901; with battery at Fort Douglas, Utah, till April 25, 1906 (detached for duty at Fort Sill, O. T., as Adjutant, 2d Provisional Regiment, Field Artillery, during its existence, July 1 to Oct. 31, 1905; rejoined station, Fort Douglas, Nov. 8, 1905); left Fort Douglas, April 25, 1906, with battery, en route to Fort D. A. Russell, by marching; arrived Fort D. A. Russell, May 20, 1906; at Fort D. A. Russell, to April 13, 1907.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

(Assigned to the General Staff Corps, March 23, 1907)

— On duty in War Department, Washington, D. C., as member General Staff Corps, from April 17, 1907 to –––––.

(Assigned to 1st Field Artillery, June 6, 1907)

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

(Samuel Davis Sturgis, Jr., Born Aug. 1, 1861)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

Assigned to General Staff Corps, March 23, 1907.

 p377  Member of the General Staff, March 23, 1907, to

(Assigned to 1st Field Artillery, June 6, 1907)

March 22, 1911; (at Washington, D. C., April 17, 1907, to August, 1909; Chief of Staff, Department of Dakota, August, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3rd Field Artillery, March 11, 1911)

March 22, 1911); joined regiment in Maneuver Camp near Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 6, 1911; commanding regiment, May 1 to Sept. 20, 1911; at Fort Sam Houston with regiment, Aug. 15, 1911, to

(Colonel, 1st Field Artillery, Dec. 27, 1912)

April, 1913; (at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, School of Fire, Field Artillery, November, 1911; at Fort Riley, Kans., Field Officers' Class, Mounted Service School, November-December, 1912); at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding regiment, May 12, 1913, to Jan. 6, 1916; assigned to organize and command 7th Field Artillery July 3, 1916, (new regiment, authorized July 1, 1916); at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, July 6; organized regiment and remained in command of it in camp to

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

July, 1917; at Leon Springs, Texas, commanding camp, July 15 to

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

Aug. 24, 1917; at Camp Pike, Ark., organizing and commanding 87th Division and camp, Aug. 25, 1917, to June 17, 1918; (on detached service in Europe, observing operations on War Front, Dec. 1, 1917, to March 10, 1918); at Camp Dix, N. J., with Division, June to August, 1918; en route to France with 87th Division, Aug. 24 to Sept. 5; in France with 87th Division, to November; at Ancy-le‑Franc, commanding 80th Division, to April, 1919; arrived in U. S. April 25; commanding Camp Gordon, Ga., May 1 to July 2; commanding Camp Pike, Ark., to Dec. 5, 1919; on leave of absence to Jan. 10, 1920; commanding Camp Sherman, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1920, 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 Sherman, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1920, to

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

July 15, 1921; on leave of absence to Sept. 15;

Major-General, U. S. A., Oct. 7, 1921.

 p212  in Panama Canal Zone, commanding Panama Canal Department, Oct. 21, 1921, to Oct. 20, 1924; at Baltimore, Md., commanding 3rd Corps Area, Nov. 2, 1924, to Aug. 1, 1925.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 1, 1925,
By Operation of Law.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Aug. 1, 1925.

Died, Mar. 7, 1933, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1933.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Samuel D. Sturgis, Class of 1846.

Thayer's Note:

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

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