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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1886

Vol. III

(Born Va.)

Gustave W. S. Stevens​1

(Ap'd La.)


Born Richmond, VA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1882, to July 1, 1886, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1886.

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, July 18, 1886.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., Sep. 7 to Oct. 28, 1886, — and Ft. Wood, N. Y., to Dec. 1, 1886; under instruction at the Torpedo School, Willet's Point, N. Y. to July 1, 1887; and in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Aug. 28, 1888, — and the Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Monroe, Va., to Sept. 1, 1890 (Graduate of the Artillery School, 1890); garrison duty at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 1, 1890

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 1st Artillery, Dec. 23, 1892)

to Feb. 17, 1893; with battery at Ft. Sheridan, Ill., Feb. 23 to Oct. 1, 1893; on leave to Nov. 15, 1893; garrison duty at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to Oct. 15, 1896; at Key West Barracks, Fla., to Feb. 19, 1898;

(Transferred to 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

on leave to March 28, 1898; with battery at Washington Barracks, D. C., to May 11, 1898;

(Captain and Signal Officer, U. S. Volunteers, May 20, 1898)

at Fort Caswell, N. C., to June 8, 1898; en route to and at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago, Cuba, to July 8, 1898, being engaged in constructing advance telegraph lines when taken

(Major and Signal Officer, U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1898)

sick with yellow fever, and was sick and on sick leave to Sept. 22, 1898;  p425 on Signal duty at Washington Barracks, D. C., to Oct. 20, 1898; at Boston, Mas., on duty in connection with the muster out of Volunteer troops to Dec., 1898; commanding Signal Corps Post, Fort Myer, Va., Dec. 17, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 17, 1899)

(Captain and Signal Officer, U. S. Volunteers,b April 17, 1899)

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

Military History. —

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, May 7, 1901)

— At Fort Myer, Va., commanding Signal Corps, post and Depot and School; in charge of installation of the post and school, Dec., 1898 to Nov., 1900; En route to Philippines, Nov., 1900 to Dec., 1900; with U. S. Signal Corps, at Division Headquarters, Luzon, Dec., 1900 to Aug., 1901; En route to the U. S., Aug., 1901; at Fort Washington, Md., Sept. and Oct., 1901; on sick leave and on recruiting duty, Oct., 1901 to Feb., 1903; at Fort Washington, Md., Feb., 1903 to Aug., 1907, District Adjutant.

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

— At Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Sept., 1907 to Feb., 1909; in charge of Submarine Mine Companies; commanding Fort Miley, San Francisco, Cal., since Feb. 10, 1909.

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

(Gustave Woodson Smith Stevens, Born June 30, 1864.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

At Fort Miley, Cal., commanding post, Feb. 10, 1909, to March, 1910; commanding Fort Casey, Wash., March 31, 1910 to

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

October 19, 1911; (on detached service, Qr. Mr. duty in Alaska, July to October, 1911); at Fort Stevens, Oregon, commanding post and Artillery District of the Columbia, Oct. 21, 1911, to Jan. 31, 1913; at Fort Moultrie, S. C., Feb. 10 to 28, 1913;

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 1, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

At University of North Carolina, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, June 27 to Oct. 5, 1918; returned to retired list Oct. 9, 1918.

(Colonel on Retired List, June 27, 1920)

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

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 1, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

At Chapel Hill, N. C., at University of North Carolina, on active duty June 27 to Oct. 9, 1918; at Portland, Ore., Recruiting Duty, Nov., 1919 to

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 25, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Aug., 1922; at Seattle, Wash., Recruiting Duty, June 1923 to June 30, 1928.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Lt.‑Col., Ret., March 1, 1913.

Col., Ret., June 25, 1920.

Died, June 26, 1935, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

The Author's Note:º

1 Son of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Walter H. Stevens, Class of 1848.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Stevens' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b So the printed text; but this looks to me like a mistake, and I would strike: if he was discharged from the Volunteers on April 17, 1899, why would his rank be changed to Captain in the Volunteers on the same date, especially that he was already a Major in the Volunteers (July 18, 1898)? His last rank in the Regular Army, on the other hand, was First Lieutenant (Dec. 23, 1892), and the next Regular Army rank recorded in the printed text is Major (Jan. 25, 1907): logically, then, this line records a promotion to the intermediate rank, not in the Volunteers but in the Regular Army.

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