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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1885

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Frank De W. Ramsey

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born May 20, 1862, Albany, NY.​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., 9th Infantry, June 14, 1885.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Oct. 12, 1885, to July 20, 1886, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to July 30, 1886, — Scouting, to Oct. 2, 1886, — Ft. Union, N. M., to Feb. 5, 1887, — Whipple Barracks, Ara. (sick leave of absence, Aug. 25, 1887, to Mar. 3, 1888), to July 7, 1888, — and Ft. Verde, Ara. to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Verde, Ariz., July 1, 1888–July 1, 1890. — Whipple Barracks, Ariz., July 1, 1890–July 1, 1891. — Member of Rifle Team, Department of Arizona, 1888‑90; of Division of Pacific, 1890; and of Army, 1891. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, Sept., 1891

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 2d Infantry, Jan. 25, 1892)

(Transferred to 14th Infantry, Feb. 9, 1892)

(Transferred to 9th Infantry, Aug. 12, 1892)

to Sept., 1895. — Served at Madison Barracks, N. Y., Sept., 1895 to April, 1895; at Tampa and Jacksonville, Fla., April 22-June 14, 1898; during Santiago campaign, with 5th Corps, June 14-Aug. 14, 1898; Madison Barracks to April 2, 1899.

(Captain of Infantry, 9th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

— Arrived at Manila, P. I., May 27, 1899; served in the field, May 30, 1899 to ––––

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

(Frank DeWitt Ramsey)

Military History. — Served: In the field, Manila, P. I., May 30, 1899 to Sept. 1, 1899; Chief Commissary, 1st Separate Division, 8th Army Corps, from Sept. 1, 1899 to Jan. 6, 1900; on duty in Manila, and Quartermaster and Commissary, Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bell's expeditionary Brigade, to April, 1900; with regiment in the field, as Quartermaster, to July, 1900; Chief Commissary, China Relief Expedition, July 31 to Aug. 24, 1900; with regiment in different battles in China in July and Aug., 1900; Depot Commissary at Pekin, China, Sept. 30, 1900, and with regiment in China, to May, 1901; on duty, as Quartermaster and Commissary, Separate Brigade, in Philippine Islands, July 12 to Aug. 21, 1901; Aide-de‑camp to General Chaffee, in Manila, P. I., Aug. 22, 1901 to Oct., 1902; en route to U. S., via Suez, to March 30, 1902; Aide-de‑camp to General Chaffee at Governor's Island, N. Y. to Aug. 15, 1903; member General Staff Corps in Washington, D. C., Sept. 1, 1903 to Jan. 18, 1906.

Died Jan. 18, 1906, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 44.

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

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Ramsey's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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