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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Henry D. Styer

(Ap'd Pa.)


Henry Delp Styer​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., 21st Infantry, June 15, 1884.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., Sep. 30, 1884, to July, 1886, — on Department of the Platte Rifle Team, to Sep., 1886, — and Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, to Feb. 8, 1888; on leave of absence, to May 11, 1888; conducting recruits and commanding a Detachment at Ft. Sidney, Neb., to July 2, 1888; and on frontier duty at Ft. Douglas, Utah, to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 22d Infantry, May 19, 1891)

(Transferred to 13th Infantry, July 20, 1891)

Served: At Fort Douglas, Utah, until Aug., 1891; at Fort Reno, Okla., to Sept., 1892. — As Military Professor, Agricultural College of Utah, Logan, Utah, to Sept., 1896. — At Fort Niagara, N. Y.,

(Captain of Infantry, Oct. 4, 1898)

to April, 1899. — In Philippine Islands to ––––

(Assigned to 13th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899)

(Regimental Quartermaster, 13th Infantry, Aug. 2, 1899 to –––––)

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

Military History. —

(Regimental Quartermaster, 13th Infantry, Aug. 2, 1899 to April 1, 1903)

 p363  — In the Philippine Islands, from May, 1899 to July, 1902; at Angel Island, Cal., to July, 1903; as Military Instructor, Utah Agricultural College, to Oct. 15, 1906; in Philippines, to Aug., 1909.

(Major of Infantry, 29th Infantry, May 6, 1907)

— At Fort Niagara, New York to –––––.

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

(Born Sept. 21, 1862.)

Military History. —

(Major, 29th Infantry, May 6, 1907)

At Fort Niagara, N. Y., September, 1909, to November, 1912;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 17th Infantry, Nov. 12, 1912)

at Texas City, Texas, with 2nd Division, 1913; graduate of Army War College, 1914; Inspector-instructor, National Guard of New Jersey, to 1917;

(Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

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

(Honorably Discharged as Brig.‑Gen., N. A., Only, March 30, 1918)

In Siberia as Colonel, 27th Infantry, to 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, April 10, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 37 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Special Representative of New York Life Insurance Co., Niagara Falls, N. Y., 1919.

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

Military History. —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 10, 1919,
At His Own Request, After 38 Years' Service.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

On active duty, recruiting officer, Detroit District, Nov. 1919, to Sept. 1922. Military Instructor, Oak Ridge Military Institute, North Carolina, 1924‑1925.

Military orders: — Rising Sun, 3rd Degree, Japan and War Cross, Czecho Slovakia, for service in Siberia, 1918‑1919.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Apr. 10, 1919.

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 10 Apr 19;

Brig Gen Ret 21 Jun 30.

Died May 11, 1944, at Coronado, Calif.: Aged 81.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Styer's middle name is from his tombstone, (q.v.).

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