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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III

(Born R. I.)

George W. Gatchell

(Ap'd R. I.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1883,  p408 to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 12, 1887.

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, Aug. 10, 1887.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Sep. 30 to Nov. 18, 1887,

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, Nov. 12, 1887)

— Ft. Adams, R. I., Nov. 19, 1887, to May 24, 1889, — and Ft. McPherson, Ga., to Oct. 1, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Riley, Kan. (in the field in Minnesota and North Dakota campaign against Sioux Indians, Nov., 1890 to Feb., 1891), to Aug. 1, 1891; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Vermont Academy, Saxton's River, Vt., Sept. 10, 1891

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 5th Artillery, Dec. 11, 1893)

to Sept. 1, 1895; garrison duty at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Sept. 7, 1895 to Aug. 13, 1896; under instruction at the Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 1, 1896 to April, 1898 (Graduate, 1898); with battery at Fort Hancock, N. J., April 6 to May 19, 1898; at Tampa, Fla., to Aug. 17, 1898; at Fort Hancock, N. J., to Aug. 24, 1898; on mustering duty at Troy, N. Y., to March 24, 1899; garrison duty at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., to April 7, 1900; at Fort Monroe, Va., as Instructor for enlisted men, April 9, 1900 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Monroe, Va., as Instructor for enlisted men, April 9, 1900 to some time in May, 1900.

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

— At Ft. Preble, Me., in Oct. and Nov., 1901, on duty, in connection with tests of mortar fire, at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., to Jan. 4, 1902; garrison duty near Havana, Cuba, Jan. 8, 1902 to Aug. 11, 1903; with 6th Battery, Field Artillery, at Ft. Riley, Kas., Aug. 17, 1903 to Nov. 13, 1905; on the March with 6th Battery, Field Artillery, changing station from Fort Riley, Kas. to Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Nov. 13, 1905 to Jan. 12, 1906; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Jan. 12, 1906

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

to May 26, 1907; at Fort Rosecrans, Cal., May 29, 1907, command of Fort Rosecrans and Artillery District of San Diego, June 1, 1907 to –––––.

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

(George Washington Gatchell, Born Feb. 22, 1865.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

At Fort Rosecrans, Cal., commanding post and Artillery District of San Diego, June 1, 1907, to April, 1910; at Fort Strong, Mass., Commanding Post, May, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, April 12, 1911)

June 1, 1911; Inspector-instructor, National Guard of Rhode Island, to Jan. 1, 1915; at Fort Williams, Me., Commanding Post and Coast Defenses of Portland to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, May 25, 1915)

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Dec. 17, 1917)

Feb. 6, 1918; sailed for France March 25, 1918; assigned to command of 31st Heavy Artillery Brigade, Army Artillery; took Brigade to front Aug. 1, 1918; Chief of Artillery, 3rd Corps, Aug. 2, 1918; served as such in Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, and Meuse-Argonne Offensives, to Oct. 15, 1918;

(Honorably Discharged as Brigadier-General, N. A., Only,
Nov. 11, 1918)

Commanding Camp de Souge, France, Nov. 15, 1918, to Jan. 3, 1919; at Pauillac, France, commanding Embarkation Camp, Jan. 16 to Feb. 6, 1919; assumed command of 75th Regiment, C. A. C., at St. Nazaire, Feb. 9, and brought regiment to U. S., arriving March 13, 1919; with regiment until it was demobilized, latter part of March, 1919; at Fort Howard, Md., Commanding Post and Coast Defenses of Baltimore, April 24 to Dec. 5, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 5, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 36 Years' Service.

Entitled to Indian Campaign badge, to Victory Medal with three battle clasps, to service badges for war with Spain and for service with Army of Cuban Occupation.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 6, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 36 Years' Service.

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

Service Medals: Indian Wars, Victory Medal with three battle clasps, Spanish-American War, Cuban Army of Occupation.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Dec. 6, 1919.

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, Feb. 4, 1939, at San Diego, Calif.: Aged 73.

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

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