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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III

(Born Md.)

George F. Landers

(Ap'd Md.)


Born Thurmont, MD.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1883, to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 12, 1887.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., Sep. 30, 1887, to May 23, 1889, — and Ft. McPherson, Ga., to July 9, 1889; on leave of absence, to Aug. 9, 1889; — in garrison at Jackson Barracks, La., to Oct. 7, 1889, — and Ft. McPherson, Ga., to Nov. 22, 1889; and under instruction at the Torpedo School, Willet's Point, N. Y., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Willets Point, N. Y., to July 31, 1890; under instruction at the Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 1, 1890 to Sept. 1, 1892 (Graduate, 1892). — Garrison duty at Fort McPherson, Ga., Oct. 23, 1892 to May 1, 1893; at Fort McHenry, Md., to July, 1893;

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 4th Artillery, Nov. 14, 1893)

with Light Battery at Fort Riley, Kan. (at Chicago, Ill., and vicinity during railroad strikes, July 8 to Sept. 4, 1894), to Sept. 13, 1896; on leave to Oct. 20, 1896; on recruiting service to June 27, 1897; on leave to Aug. 18, 1897; on duty at the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Instructor in Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Aug. 20, 1897 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., as Instructor in Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Aug. 20, 1897

(Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, Feb. 2, 1901)

to June, 1901; garrison duty at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to Sept. 1901; commanding Torpedo Company, Instructor in the Department of Electricity, Mines and Mechanics, at the School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, N. Y., and member of the Torpedo Board and School Board, to Jan., 1904; on sick leave, to April, 1904; inspecting Submarine Mine Property along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, to May, 1905, with station at Fort Hamilton, N. Y.; District Ordnance Officer, Southern Artillery District of New York, to July, 1907.

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

— At Fort Moultrie, South Carolina, Aug., 1907 to Nov. 23, 1908; District Commander, Artillery District of Charleston, to –––––.

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

(George Foreman Landers, Born Aug. 17, 1865.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

At Fort Moultrie, S. C., commanding post, August, 1907, to Sept. 30, 1909; at Fort McHenry, Md., commanding post, Oct. 1, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, April 1, 1911)

 p458  July 3, 1911; at Fort McKinley, Me., commanding post, July 5, 1911, to Sept. 17, 1913; (on sick leave, Feb. 6 to April 5, 1913); at Fort Washington, Md., commanding Coast Defenses of the Potomac, to Dec. 14, 1913; at Fort Adams, R. I., commanding Coast Defenses of Narragansett Bay, Dec. 15, 1913, to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Nov. 2, 1914)

Aug. 13, 1915; (at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., taking Field Officers' Course, Army Service Schools, Dec. 29, 1914, to April 17, 1915); at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, Aug. 20, 1915, to June 29, 1916; at Newport, R. I., student officer at Naval War College, Sept. 1, 1916, to May 2, 1917; en route to Panama Canal Zone to June 3, 1917; commanding Coast Defenses of Balboa to Aug. 29, 1917; commanding Artillery District of Panama, to May 7, 1919; (commanding Panama Canal Department, Aug. 30, 1917, to Feb. 27, 1918; Supervisor of Elections at Colon and Panama, July 4‑7, 1918, and one of three commissioners appointed to investigate the elections held July 7, 1918, throughout the Republic of Panama); en route to U. S., May 18 to 25, 1919; at Fort Adams, R. I., commanding Coast Defenses of Narragansett Bay, June 28, 1919, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Nov. 2, 1914.

At Fort Adams, R. I., commanding Coast Defenses of Narragansett Bay, June 28, 1919, to July 6, 1921; at Boston, Mass., Artillery District Commander, First Coast Artillery District, to Dec., 1921; Executive Officer to the District Commander to Sept. 12, 1922; on leave of absence to Dec. 22, 1922.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 22, 1922
At His Own Request, After Over 39 Years' Service.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Dec. 22, 1922.

Died, Jan. 21,​b 1939, at Altadena, Calif.: Aged 73.

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

Buried, Highland Cemetery, Junction City, KS.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Landers' birthplace is from his tombstone,  q.v.

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b His tombstone,  q.v., reads Jan. 22.

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