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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1889

Vol. III

(Born Mo.)

Frank Danielº Webster

(Ap'd Mo.)


Born Rolla, MO.​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

Second Lieut., 25th Infantry, June 12, 1889.

Transferred to 6th Infantry, Oct. 3, 1889.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon., Sep. 30 to Oct. 15, 1889, — and Ft. Lewis, Col., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Ft. Wood, N. Y., Jan., 1891 to Oct., 1894 (Post Quartermaster, Commissary, A. O. O., and S. O.,  p488 Fort Thomas, Ky., Oct. 10, 1894–Sept. 1, 1895). — Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 1, 1895–June 15, 1897 (Graduate, 1897).

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 20th Infantry, Dec. 7, 1896)

— Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 15, 1897–April 19, 1898. — In the field, map making, Oct. 18-Dec. 11, 1897. — Mobile, Ala., May, 1898. — Quartermaster of Department and Recorder of Examining Board. — Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General Loyd Wheaton, 7th Army Corps, June 3, 1898. — At Mobile, June 3 to June 21. — Miami, Fla., June 23 to Aug. 7. — Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 8 to Oct. 20. — Savannah, Ga., Oct. 21-Dec. 21, 1898. — Joined regiment, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 6, en route to Manila, P. I., (Regimental Commissary) and Mess Officer, U. S. A. T. Scandia, en route. — Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General Loyd Wheaton, 8th Army Corps, Feb. 27, 1899 to –––––; Served on Pasig River campaign, with Wheaton's Brigade, March, 1899. — Advance on and capture of Malolos. — Capture of Calumpit and passing of Bagbag River. — Capture of San Fernando and charge of Santo Tomas. — With Provisional Brigade of General Wheaton against Paranaque, June, 1899, and Zapote River fight, June 13; and Provisional Brigade movement against Imus and Dasmariñas, P. I., June, 1899.

(Captain of Infantry, 18th Infantry, Sept. 8, 1899)

(Transferred to 20th Infantry, Dec. 6, 1899)

Civil History. — Receive Life-saving Medal from Treasury Department, U. S., for "gallant service in rescuing two persons from drowning, Jan. 18, 1893."

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

Military History. — Served: Advance from San Fernando, Pampanga, north, and engagement at Calulut, Aug. 9, 1899; expedition from Angeles toward Porac, Sept. 16, 1899; General Bates' expedition from Bacoor to Imus, Dasmariñas and Silang, Cavite Province, Jan. 4 to 13, 1900; recommended by General Wheaton for brevet of Captain at battle of Malinta, March 26, 1900 and brevet of Major at charge of Santo Tomas, May 4, 1899; recommended for brevet of Captain, U. S. A. by General Lawton, for "services rendered conveying orders to different parts of the field under fire," June 11, 1899; at Calamba, Bautista, Manila, with General Wheaton's Headquarters, Jan., 1900, June, 1902; A. D. C. to Major-General Wheaton, to June 23, 1902; Fort Sheridan, Sept., 1902, Nov., 1903.

(Adjutant, 20th Infantry, Nov. 1, 1903 to Dec. 1, 1904)

— Manila, Fort William McKinley, Reina Regente and Cotabato, Mindanao, Dec., 1904 to March, 1906; Presidio of Monterey, Cal., April, 1906 to –––––.

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

(Born Sep. 11, 1866.)

Military History. —

Captain, 18th Infantry, Sept. 8, 1899.

Transferred to 20th Infantry, Dec. 6, 1899.

At Presidio of Monterey, Cal., April, 1906, to June, 1909; at Manila, P. I., with regiment, July, 1909, to

(Major of Infantry, March 11, 1911)

(Assigned to 20th Infantry, July 14, 1911)

Sept. 12, 1911; en route to U. S. via Suez, Sept. 12 to Dec. 19, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Field Officers' School, January to April, 1912; at Fort Douglas, Utah, April to August 15, 1912; at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, Aug. 15, 1912, to June 30, 1913, when he was graduated; at Fort Douglas, Utah, July to October, 1913; at Urbana, Ill., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at University of Illinois, Oct. 7, 1913, to Jan. 21, 1916; at Douglas, Arizona, on Mexican border with 22nd Infantry, February, 1916, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 22d Infantry, July 1, 1916)

March 25, 1917; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., with 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry, April 1 to

(Colonel of Infantry, June 30, 1917)

(Assigned to 50th Infantry, Sept. 29, 1917)

Oct. 4, 1917; at Syracuse, N. Y., commanding 50th Infantry, Oct. 4 to 26, 1917; at Camp Greene, N. C., Charlotte, N. C., Nov. 1 to Dec. 17, 1917;

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

assigned to 17th Separate Brigade (Regular); at Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Ky., Feb. 10, 1918; at Camp Greene, N. C., commanding 8th Brigade, 4th Division, March 23, 1918; sailed with command to France, May 2, 1918;

(Honorably Discharged as Brig.‑Gen., N. A., Only, Aug. 17, 1918)

returned to U. S., Nov. 18, 1918;

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 3,º 1918,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Awarded life-saving medal, Treasury Department, Jan. 18, 1893, for rescuing two persons from drowning off Bedlow's Island, N. Y. Harbor.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 4,º 1918,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

Awarded three Silver Stars and cited "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Tuliahan River, P. I., Mar. 25, 1899"; "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Santo Tomas, Luzon, P. I., May 4, 1899"; "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Zapote River, Luzon, P. I., June 13, 1899."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Dec. 4, 1918.

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, Feb. 2, 1932, at Leavenworth, Kans.: Aged 65.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1932.º

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Webster's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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