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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III

(Born O.)

Grote Hutcheson

(Ap'd O.)


Born Cincinnati, OH.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1879, to June 15, 1884, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Cavalry, June 15, 1884.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., and in the field, Sep. 30, 1884, to Aug., 1885, — Ft. Niobrara, Neb. (leave of absence, Oct. 5 to Nov. 29, 1887, and conducting recruits to the Department of the Platte, to Dec. 3, 1887, on Rifle Competition, Aug., 1886, 1887, and 1888, and Statistical and Financial Officer at the Rifle Range at Bellevue, Neb., July 25 to Sep. 5, 1888, and July 20 to Sep. 3, 1889), to Oct. 21, 1889; on leave of absence, to Nov. 8, 1889, and Nov. 18 to Dec. 15, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. Niobrara, Neb., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: On frontier duty at Fort Niobrara,  p393 Neb., to Nov. 20, 1890; participated in Pine Ridge campaign, winter of 1890 and 1891, to March 27, 1891; Fort Robinson, Neb., March 27, 1891.

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, April 20, 1891)

(Transferred to 9th Cavalry, April 27, 1891)

— Appointed (Adjutant, 9th Cavalry, April 27, 1891). — In the field, June-September, 1892, Powder River, Wyo. — Conducting recruits from Jefferson Barracks, Mo.º, to Fort Du Chesne, Utah, Oct., 1892; rejoined at Fort Robinson, Nov., 1892. — On leave, Oct.‑Dec., 1893. — On duty, Butte, Mont., railroad strikes, July, 1894; relieved as Adjutant, April 27, 1895; on leave, May 5-June 5, 1895; appointed Aide-de‑camp on the staff of Brigadier-General John J. Coppinger, June 15, 1895, with station at Headquarters, Department of the Platte, Omaha, Neb.; participated in Bannock Indian campaign, July‑Sept., 1895; Chief Ordnance Officer, Acting Engineer Officer, and Inspector of Small-Arms Practice, Department of the Platte; detached from Omaha, accompanying General Coppinger to Mobile, Ala., April 17, 1898, during centurion of regular army at southern ports. — Resigned as Aide-de‑camp, June 10, 1898, to accept appointment as

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

— Assigned to duty with Brigadier-General Theodore Schwan; acted as Adjutant-General of various commands, Mobile, Ala., Miami and Tampa, Fla.; embarked July 23, 1898, at Port Tampa, with expedition for Puerto Rico; Adjutant-General of expedition; landed at Ponce, Puerto Rico, July 31; with Adjutant-General, Schwan's Independent Brigade, Aug. 9 to Aug. 19, 1898; participated in the engagements at Hormigueros and at Las Marias, Puerto Rico, Aug. 10 and 13 respectively; left Puerto Rico, Aug. 20; arrived in New Orleans, Aug. 31, sick; on sick leave, Sept. 7-Nov. 7, 1898. — Adjutant-General, Department of the Missouri, Omaha, Neb., Nov. 7, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 13, 1899)

— Captain, Acting Judge Advocate, Department of the Missouri, April 13, 1899.

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, June 9, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: Adjutant-General Department of the Missouri, Omaha, Neb., Nov. 7, 1898 to June 25, 1900; Captain, Acting Judge advocate, Department of the Missouri, April 13, 1899 to June 25, 1900; with troop, en route to Philippines, July 1 to 29, 1900; Adjutant-General, China Relief Expedition from organization, July 29, 1900; Inspector-General and Judge Advocate, China Relief Expedition, Nov. 1, 1900 until command disbanded, May 20, 1901; participated in advance to Pekin, Aug. 4 to 15, 1900; present at engagements of Yangtsun and Pekin, Aug. 6, 13, 14 and 15; Oct. 10 to 30, 1900, participated in expedition to Pao‑ting‑fu, as representative United States; member of Staff of Lieut.‑General Sir Alfred Gaselee, commanding the combined forces; left Pekin, May 20, 1901, accompanying Major General Adna R. Chaffee to the Division of the Philippines; arrived Manila, June 9, 1901; Military Secretary to the Military Governor of the Philippine Islands, July 4, 1901 to Oct. 1, 1902; returned to United States, Nov. 30, 1902; on temporary duty Headquarters, Department of the East, Dec. 12, 1902 to July, 1903;  p362 Judge Advocate, Department of the East, July, 1903 to March, 1904; member General Staff Corps, Jan. 29, 1904 to Jan. 29, 1908; in Washington, D. C., March 15, 1904 to Feb. 15, 1908, in office of Chief of Staff; member and Recorder National Board for the promotion of rifle practice, Oct., 1904 to Feb., 1908; member of Special Mission to witness maneuvers French Army, Aug. to Oct., 1905; returned to duty with troops, summer of 1908, reporting at Manila, July 7, and Zamboanga, July 17, 1908; in command of Camp Overton, Mindanao, July 28, 1908 to –––––.

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

(Born April 1, 1862.)

Military History. —

(Captain, 6th Cavalry, June 9, 1899.)

At Camp Overton, Mindanao, P. I., commanding Camp, July 28, 1908, to Dec. 5, 1909; en route to U. S. with regiment, Dec. 6, 1909, to Jan. 19, 1910; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, commanding Troop, Jan. 20 to March 28, 1910; at Washington, D. C., sick in Walter Reed General Hospital, March 31 to June 24, 1910; on sick leave, June 25 to Aug. 31, 1910; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, commanding Troop, Sept. 4, 1910,

(Major, 4th Cavalry, Jan. 19, 1911)

to Feb. 6, 1911; at Noria, N. M., commanding 1st Squadron, Feb. 16 to April 1, 1911; at Fort Bliss, Texas, member of Examining Board, April 2 to May 22, and commanding Provisional Cavalry Squadron, May 23 to July 22, 1911; on leave of absence, July 23 to

(Transferred to 6th Cavalry, Sept. 5, 1911)

Sept. 22, 1911; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, commanding Squadron, Sept. 23, 1911 to Jan. 13, 1912; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, commanding Squadron, Jan. 19 to March 28, 1912; at Fort Riley, Kans., student  p385 officer, Mounted Service School, March 31 to May 31, 1912; at Fort Des Moines, June 3 to 28, 1912; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., on general recruiting service, July 1, 1912, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, Sept. 4, 1914)

July 2, 1915;

(Assigned to 2d Cavalry, July 2, 1915)

on leave of absence, July 3 to

(Transferred to 15th Cavalry, July 24, 1915)

Oct. 1, 1915; en route to Philippines, Oct. 5 to Nov. 5, 1915; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., with regiment, Nov. 6, 1915, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Sept. 14, 1916; en route to U. S., Sept. 15 to Oct. 13, 1916; sick and on leave, Oct. 14 to Nov. 5, 1916; at Mercedes and at Brownsville, Texas, commanding 3rd Cavalry and Inspector-General of the Brownsville District, Nov. 9, 1916, to April 21, 1917, when he was directed to organize large Recruit Camp at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; at Fort Thomas, Ky., enlarging that Recruit Depot, May 20, 1917; at Newport News, Va., organizing and commanding Port of Embarkation, July, 1917, to

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

(Major-General, U. S. A., Aug. 8, 1918)

Nov. 12, 1918; at Camp Custer, Mich., commanding 14th Division, Nov. 19, 1918, to ––––


Distinguished Service Medal

"for especially meritorious and conspicuous service in the administration of the port of embarkation, Newport News, Va., in connection with the shipment of troops overseas."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Colonel, of Cavalry, July 1, 1916.

Major-General, U. S. A., Aug. 8, 1918.

At Camp Custer, Mich., commanding 14th Division, Nov. 19, 1918, to May 15, 1919; commanding Camp Meade, Md., to

Returned to Grade of Colonel, June 30, 1920.

Brigadier-General, Recess Appointment, July 3, 1920.

Sept. 15, 1920; at Washington, D. C., member of Board, Sept. 15, 1920, to Feb. 15, 1921; at New York City, commanding New York General Intermediate Depot, Feb. 15, 1921, to

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Mar. 5, 1921.

July 15, 1922; at Fort Sill, Okla., at Field Artillery School, to Sept. 30; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding 11th Field Artillery Brigade, Oct. 1, 1922 to July 19, 1924.

Major-General, U. S. A., July 19, 1924.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 20, 1924.
For Disability Incident to the Service.


Naval Distinguished Service Medal.

Aug. 19, 1919, for "distinguished service in the line of your profession as Commanding General, Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia. By your close cooperation with the Commander, Newport News Division, Cruiser and Transport Force, the work of embarking troops and turn around of transports was greatly expedited during the prosecution of the War against the Central Empires."

Awarded three Silver Stars and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces near Hormiguero,º Porto Rico, Aug. 10, 1898," and again "for gallantry in action against Boxer forces at Yang-Tsun, China, Aug. 6, 1900," and again "for gallantry in action against Boxer forces at Peking, China, Aug. 14 and 15, 1900."

Service Medals: Indian War; Spanish War; Porto Rican Occupation; China Relief Expedition; Philippine Insurrection; Mexican Border; Victory Medal; Chevalier Legion of Honor (France).

Civil History: — Director General, National Cathedral, Washington, D. C., 1925‑1927, reorganizing and revitalizing the construction of that monumental development.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., July 20, 1924.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 20 Jul 24.

Died Saratoga Calif, 14 Dec 48: Aged 86.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Hutcheson's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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