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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1889

Vol. III

(Born Mich.)

Robert McGregor

(Ap'd Mich.)


Born Dec. 19, 1864, Algonac, MI.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1885, to June 12, 1889, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 12, 1889.

Served with Battalion of Engineers, at Willet's Point, N. Y., since Sept. 30, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: With Battalion of Engineers, and at Engineer School, Willets Point, N. Y.,

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 26, 1891)

until Dec. 26, 1893. — (Adjutant of Engineer Battalion) and Secretary of Academic Staff, Aug. 8, 1891 to Dec. 26, 1893. — On duty in connection with fortifications in New York Harbor, at Sandy Hook and Fort Hamilton, and with torpedo defense, from Dec. 27, 1893

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 31, 1895)

to March 1, 1899. — Member of Board for Revision of Torpedo System, Feb. 10, 1896 to March 22, 1899. — In charge of improvement of certain rivers in Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas, with headquarters at Little Rock, Ark., March 1, 1899 to ––––

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 29, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: In charge of improvement of certain rivers and Arkansas and Kansas, March 1, 1899 to March 4, 1901; commanding Company F, 2d Battalion of Engineers at Fort Totten, N. Y., to June, 1901; en route to Philippine Islands, to July 16, 1901; at Headquarters, Philippines Division, to Aug. 31, 1901; Chief Engineer Officer, Department of the Visayas, to Nov. 29, 1901; Chief Engineer Officer, Department of South Philippines, to May 26, 1902, and Engineer Officer, City of Manila, to Dec. 23, 1902.

Died Dec. 23, 1902, at Manila, P. I.: Aged 38.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1903, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.​b

Thayer's Notes:

a Capt. McGregor's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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b Capt. McGregor's page at the Arlington National Cemetery site, although it does not include a photograph of his grave, is of unusual interest since it documents seven generations of West Pointers, in which he was the third, having married the daughter of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.William Rice King; the page includes an anecdote about his own marriage.

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