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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1890

Vol. III

(Born Ind.)

Daniel W. Ketcham

(Ap'd Ind.)


Born near Burns City, IN.a1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1886, to June 12, 1890, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 12, 1890.

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

Military History. — Served: Garrison duty at Fort Adams, R. I., Oct. 11, 1890

(Second Lieut. of Artillery, 2d Artillery, June 15, 1891)

to Aug. 8, 1892. — Under instruction at the Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., Sept. 1, 1892 to Sept. 9, 1894 (Graduate, 1894). — On sick leave to July 9, 1895. — Garrison duty at Fort Warren, Mas., to Nov. 1, 1897; at Grover's Cliff, Mas.,

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

 p497  to Dec., 1898; on mustering duty at Boston, Mas., to March, 1899; with battery at Fort Monroe, Va., March 30 to April 4, 1899. — En route to and at Honolulu, H. I., to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Camp McKinley, Honolulu, from April 19, 1899 to Dec., 1901, commanding Battery K, 6th Artillery and the 67 Company, Coast Artillery.

(Captain, Coast Artillery, May 8, 1901)

— At Fort Hamilton, N. Y., from Jan., 1902 to Oct., 1903, commanding 84th Company, Coast Artillery, and Quartermaster; under instruction at School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, N. Y., from Oct., 1903 to Aug., 1904; Graduate, 1904; at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., from Sept., 1904 to July 1, 1906, commanding 60th Company, Coast Artillery (Torpedo Company), and Adjutant of the Presidio and Artillery District of San Francisco, from July 1, 1906 to –––––.

(Major, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 10, 1908)

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

(Daniel Warren Ketcham, Born May 1, 1867.)

Military History. —

Captain, Artillery Corps, May 8, 1901.

At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., September, 1904, to

(Major, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 10, 1908)

March, 1909; at Fort Wint, Philippines, commanding post, April, 1909, to April, 1911; at Fort Strong, Mass., commanding post, July 4 to October, 1911; at Fort Warren, Mas., commanding post, October, 1911, to April 23, 1912; at Washington, D. C., member of General Staff Corps, March 5, 1912, to Nov. 2, 1914;

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

at Fort Du Pont, Del., commanding Coast Defenses of the Delaware, December, 1914, to November, 1915; at Fort Monroe, Va., member of Artillery Board, December, 1915, to Feb. 25, 1917; (commanded Civilian Training Camps at Chickamauga Park, Ga., during May and June, 1916, and at Plattsburg, N. Y., during August, 1916); at Fort Story, Va., Fort Commander, Feb. 26 to April 1, 1917; at Sandy Hook, N. J., member of Ordnance Board, April 4 to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, May 15, 1917)

Aug. 24, 1917; member General Staff Corps from Aug. 22, 1917; at Washington, D. C., with War Plans Division, General Staff, Aug. 25, 1917, to May 31, 1918; Acting Chief of War Plans Division, January to May, 1918; with American Expeditionary Forces, June 8, 1918, to

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

 p550  Feb. 14, 1919; graduated at General Staff College at Langres, September, 1918; at Angers, France, commanding 34th Brigade, Coast Artillery Corps, Sept. 19, 1918, to Jan. 25, 1919; Commanding General at Camp Taylor, Ky., March 1 to May 8, 1919; returned to grade of Colonel, May 15, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 24, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 32 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 24, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 32 Years' Service.

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

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., May 24, 1919.

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, July 19, 1935, at Indianapolis, Ind.: Aged 68.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1936.º

Buried, Burns City, IN.​a2

Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Gen. Ketcham's birthplace and his burial place are from his AOG obituary.

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