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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1888

Vol. III

(Born Va.)

Henry Jervey​1

(Ap'd S. C.)


Born Dublin, VA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1884, to June 11, 1888, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 11, 1888.

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1888.

Served with Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., since Sep. 30, 1888, and under instruction at the Engineer School of Application.

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

Military History. — Served: Under instruction at U. S. Engineer School of Application, Willets Point, N. Y. H., Sept. 30, 1888 to March 30, 1891.

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Dec. 14, 1891)

— (Quartermaster, Battalion of Engineers, to March 10, 1893.) — Under immediate orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Marshall, Chicago, Ill., to April 14, 1898.

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898)

— Under immediate orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Quinn, New Orleans, La., to Nov. 30, 1898. — In charge of Fourth District, Mississippi River Improvement, to March 25, 1899. — In charge of rivers and harbors on west coast of Florida to –––––; and of defenses of Tampa Bay, Fla., May 31, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: In charge of river and harbor works in Florida, to Jan. 18, 1900, and of defenses of Tampa Bay, Fla., May 31, 1899 to Jan. 18, 1900; at Willets Point, N. Y. H., with Engineer Troops and Instructor, to June 18, 1901; en route to and in the Philippines, to Oct. 15, 1903; Instructor, Department of Civil and Military Engineering, Military Academy, from Jan. 4 to March 8, 1899, and from June 13, 1899 to Aug. 12, 1900, and Assistant Professor, to June 23, 1905; in charge of rivers and harbors and defenses in Mobile District, to –––––.

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

(Born June 5, 1866.)

Military History. —

Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898.

At U. S. Military Academy, instructor in Department of Chemistry, Dec. 15, 1903, to

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 15, 1905)

June, 1906; (Assistant Professor to Oct. 15, 1905; Instructor in Practical Military Engineering in addition to duty in Department of Chemistry, from Oct. 15, 1905); at Mobile, Ala., in charge of Mobile River and Harbor District, on the Black Warrior and Tombigbee River Improvement, and Lighthouse Engineer for the Gulf Coast, October, 1906, to December, 1910; at Cincinnati, Ohio, in charge of Cincinnati River and Harbor District, including Ohio River Work; Lighthouse Inspector for Ohio River and tributaries; for a part of the time in charge of all of the tributaries under 2nd Cincinnati District and Engineer of Central Division, December, 1910, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1912)

July, 1915; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Instructor and Director of Army War College, October, 1915, to May, 1917;

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917)

commanding 6th Regiment of Engineers and Engineer Officers' Training Camp at American University and at Washington Bks., D. C., May to Aug., 1917;

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A.,º Aug. 5, 1917)

assigned to 66th Field Artillery Brigade, 41st Division, from Aug. 5, 1917; at Camp Greene and Camp Mills, N. Y., acting Commander, 41st Division, Sept. 19 to Dec. 12, 1917; at Washington, D. C., Director of Operations and Assistant Chief of Staff, December, 1917, to

(Major-General, U. S. A.,º Oct. 1, 1918)


Distinguished Service Medal.

"For especially meritorious and conspicuous service as Director of Operations, General Staff, and as Assistant to the Chief of Staff in preparing and executing the plans involving the mobilization of personnel during the war."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917.

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

At Washington, D. C., Director of Operations and Assistant Chief of Staff, Dec., 1917, to

Major-General, U. S. A.,º Oct. 1, 1918.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Apr. 30, 1920.

Honorably Discharged as Major-General, U. S. A., Only,
May 4, 1920.

Sept. 1, 1921; assigned to 11th Field Artillery Brigade; at Camp Knox, Ky., and at Fort Sill, Okla., at Field Artillery Schools, Oct., Nov. and Dec., 1921; at San Francisco, Cal., on temporary duty at Headquarters 9th Corps Area, to Apr. 10, 1922.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 10, 1922,
At His Own Request, After Over 37 Years' Service.

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

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Apr. 10, 1922.

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Brig Gen Ret 10 Apr 22;

Maj Gen Ret 21 Jun 30.

Died Charleston SC, 30 Sep 42: Aged 76.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Jervey's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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