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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III

(Born Io.)

James K. Thompson

(Ap'd Io.)


James Kaster Thompson: Born July 3, 1862, Des Moines, IA.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., 23d Infantry, June 15, 1884.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Porter, N. Y., Sep. 3, 1884 (leave of absence, Oct. 14, 1886, to Jan. 21, 1887, and on sick leave, July 10 to Oct. 2, 1888), to –––––.

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

Military History.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 23d Infantry, April 27, 1891)

Served: Post Quartermaster and Commissary, Fort Davis, Tex., June, 1890 till May 15, 1891. — (Adjutant, 23d Infantry, April 25, 1891 till April 25, 1895) (Fort Sam Houston and Fort Clark, Tex.) — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at St. John's Military School, Manlius, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1895 till April 16, 1898. — On leave of absence, April 25, 1895 till Sept. 2, 1895. — Reported to General Coppinger, at Mobile, Ala., for duty on his staff, April 20, 1898.

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

(Captain of Infantry, Sept. 28, 1898)

— Served as Acting Inspector-General, 4th Corps, at Mobile, Tampa, Fernandina, and Huntsville, from May till Oct. 15, 1898. — Adjutant-General, 4th Corps, from Oct. 15 till Dec. 4, 1898. — Assistant Adjutant-General, 4th Corps, from Dec. 4, 1898

(Assigned to 15th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899)

 p394  till Jan. 15, 1899. — Reported for duty on General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wilson's staff, at Matanzas, Cuba, Jan. 21, 1899. — Served at Headquarters, Department of Matanzas,

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, March 3, 1899)

till May 10, 1899. — On leave from May 10 till June 10. — On duty at Headquarters, Department of Puerto Principe, Cuba (Adjutant-General of Department and District), from June 10, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: On duty at Headquarters, Department of Puerto Principe, Cuba (Adjutant-General of Department and District), from June 10, 1899 to Jan. 3, 1900; with company at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to July 8; at West Point, as Senior Instructor of Infantry, from July 8, 1900 till July 8, 1904; detailed to the General Staff, in May, 1904; at Governor's Island, as Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Atlantic Division, July 8 to Nov. 1, 1904.

(Transferred to 12th Infantry, Feb. 19, 1904)

— At the War College, from Nov. 1, 1904 to June 1, 1905; Disbursing Officer of Congressional Party visiting the Philippines with the Secretary of War, from June 1 to Nov. 25, 1904; at Headquarters of the Philippines Division and in charge of the Military Information Division, from

(Transferred to 15th Infantry, Feb. 7, 1906)

Dec. 22, 1905 till June 30, 1907.

(Transferred to 8th Infantry, Feb. 20, 1907)

— Relieved from General Staff, March 26, 1907.

(Major, 16th Infantry, March 26, 1907)

— At Headquarters, Philippine Division, from June 30 to Aug. 14, when he sailed for U. S.; in command of 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry and Fort Logan H. Roots, Arkansas, from Sept. 23, 1907 to April 18, 1909; sick at post, to May 6, 1909; transferred to Walter Reed General Hospital, Takoma Park, D. C., May 6, 1909; in this hospital, to May 31, 1909; on sick leave to March 1, 1910; re‑entered Walter Reed Hospital, March 1, 1910; remained there till he

Died April 17, 1910, at Takoma Park, D. C.: Aged 48.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1910.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Thompson's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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