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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1885

Vol. III

(Born La.)

John Davenportº Barrette

(Ap'd Io.)


Born Thibodauxville, LA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1881, to June 14, 1885, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 14, 1885.

Served in garrison at Washington Barracks, D. C., Sep. 30, 1885, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Washington Barracks, D. C., to Aug. 6, 1890. — Under instruction at the Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 1, 1890 (sick and on sick leave, March 5 to Dec. 2, 1891) to Aug. 1, 1892 (Graduate of Artillery School, 1892).

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 3d Artillery, June 3, 1892)

— On duty at the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Instructor of Mathematics, Aug. 20, 1892 to Aug. 13, 1896; on leave to Sept. 13, 1896; garrison duty at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to March 31, 1898;

(Transferred to 7th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

at Fort Slocum, N. Y., to May, 1898; at Fort Preble, Me., to Sept. 1, 1898; on mustering duty at Augusta, Me. (Chief Mustering Officer, State of Maine, Jan. to April, 1899), to April, 1899; garrison duty at Fort Preble, Me., to June, 1899; at Fort Williams, Me., to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Williams, Me., to Sept., 1900, commanding post.

(Captain, 5th Artillery, Aug. 15, 1900)

(Captain Artillery Corps, Feb. 2, 1901)

— At Fort Monroe, Va., to April, 1903; Instructor, Department of Artillery, Artillery School, April, 1903 to Aug., 1907; member Artillery Board, Sept., 1903 to Aug., 1905.

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

— Director, Department of Artillery and Gun Defense, Coast Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., Aug., 1907 to –––––.

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

(Born May 14, 1862.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

At Fort Monroe, Va., Director of Department of Artillery and Gun Defense, Coast Artillery School, August, 1907, to October, 1909; commanding Fort McKinley, Me., to January, 1911; commanding Artillery District of Charleston, S. C., to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, March 11, 1911)

September, 1911; (in Texas with Provisional Regiment, Coast Artillery, March to July, 1911); Coast Defense Officer, Eastern Department, to May, 1912; commanding Coast Defenses of Baltimore to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Sept. 21, 1913)

October, 1913; commanding Coast Defenses of Long Island Sound to August, 1915;

(Adjutant-General, By Detail, Aug. 9, 1915)

at San Francisco, Cal., Adjutant, Western Department, October, 1915, to December, 1916; at Manila, Adjutant, Philippine Department, January to

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

September, 1917; at Camp Upton, N. Y., commanding 152d Brigade of Field Artillery, October to November, 1917; at Washington, D. C., acting Chief of Coast Artillery, to

(Brigadier-General, Feb. 2, 1918)

May, 1918; in France with A. E. F., June to November, 1918; commanding Middle Atlantic Coast Artillery District, January to July, 1919; commanding South Atlantic Coast Artillery District and Southeastern Department, July, 1919, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Feb. 2, 1918.

At Charleston, S. C., commanding South Atlantic Coast Artillery District and part of the time the Southeastern Department, July, 1919, to Aug., 1920; at San Francisco, Calif., commanding 9th Coast Artillery District, Sept., 1920, to Aug., 1921; at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, commanding Hawaiian Coast Artillery District and temporarily at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding Hawaiian Division, Sept., 1921, to Sept., 1924; at Boston, Mass., commanding 1st Coast Artillery District, and part of the time the 1st Corps Area, Oct., 1924, to May, 1926.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, May 14, 1926,
By Operation of Law.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., May 14, 1926.

Died, July 16, 1934, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 72.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1935.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

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

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