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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1890

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

James Madison Andrews​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


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., 5th Cavalry, June 12, 1890.

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

Military History. —

(Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 1st Cavalry, Sept. 20, 1890)

Served: At Fort Custer, Mont., Oct. 1, 1890, and Cheyenne Agency, Mont.,º to Dec. 22. — In the Sioux campaign to Feb., 1891 (marched from Cheyenne Agency to Fort Keogh and thence to Little Missouri River, near Alzada). — Fort Custer, Feb., 1891 to March, 1892. — Fort Grant, Ariz., and on detached service with troop at San Carlos, to Nov., 1892.

Resigned, Nov. 9, 1892.

Civil History. — Electrical Engineer with General Electric Company, Schenectady, N. Y. — Member Military Order Loyal Legion. — Member Military Order Foreign Wars. — Commanding Company E (36th Separate Company), 2d Regiment, National Guard of New York. — Represented New York at National Militia Convention held at Tampa, Fla., February, 1899. — Aide-de‑camp on staff of Governor Roosevelt.

Military History. —

(Captain, 2d New York Volunteer Infantry, May 2, 1898)

Served: At Camp Black, N. Y., Chickamauga, Ga., Tampa, Fla., and Fernandina, Fla. — Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, 1st Division, 3d Army Corps, under General L. C. Carpenter, May, 1898. His company was selected for special duty as Headquarters Guard at Chickamauga and Fernandina.

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Oct. 31, 1898)

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

Military History. —

(Major, 2d Regiment, National Guard, New York, Feb. 8, 1901)

— With regiment during United Traction Co. strike, Albany, N. Y., and Hudson Valley R. R. strike, Glens Falls, N. Y.; maneuvers at Manassas and Camp of Instruction at Mt. Gretna, Pa.

Civil History. — Electrical Engineer, General Electric Co., Schenectady, N. Y.; Director Schenectady Home Telephone Co.; Director United Message Co. — Address, "The Farm," Schenectady, N. Y.

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

(James Madison Andrews, Born April 2, 1868.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Sept. 20, 1890.

Resigned, Nov. 9, 1892.

Captain, 2d N. Y. Volunteer Infantry, May 2, 1898.

Honorably Mustered Out, Oct. 31, 1898.

Major, 2d Regiment National Guard N. Y., Feb. 8, 1901.

Lieut.‑Colonel and Colonel, 2d N. Y. Infantry, 1912.

Commanded regiment on duty on Mexican border; mustered into service of U. S., March 25, 1917; guarding public utilities in New York State, to August, 1917; drafted into U. S. service, Aug. 5, 1917; concentrated in Camp at City Island, N. Y.; arrived at Camp Wadsworth for training, Sept. 30, 1917; regiment reorganized, incorporating personnel from 71st N. Y. Infantry, and designation changed to 105th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1917; graduate of Brigade and Field Officers' School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 1, 1918; en route to Training Area in France, via Newport News, Va., and St. Nazaire, May 3 to June 3, 1918; attached to 18th British Infantry Brigade, July 14‑16, 1918, and participated in minor action in Dickiebuschº-Scherpenberg Sector, during which 426 prisoners were taken and lines advanced about 1000 meters over a front of 500 meters; occupied British defensive sector, east of Poperinghe Line, July 17 to Aug. 21, 1918; occupied Dickiebusch-Scherpenberg Sector, Aug. 22; participated in Ypres‑Lys Offensive, Aug. 31; in engagement at Vierstraat Ridge, Sept. 2; at Douellems,º for rest and training, Sept. 5 to 23; participated in Somme Offensive; in engagement at the Knoll, Gintlemont Farm, Quens Farm, Sept. 27; in battle of Hindenburg Line, Sept. 29; withdrawn  p562 for rest in Péronne Area, to Oct. 6; in battle of La Selle River, Oct. 17; in battle of Jonc de Mer Ridge, Oct. 17; in engagement of St. Maurice River, Oct. 19‑20; in Corbie Training Area, for rest, refitting and training, Oct. 24; in 27th Division Area to Feb. 21, 1919; en route, Brest to Camp Mills, N. Y., Feb. 26 to March 6, 1919; demobilized and mustered out, April 1, 1919.

Commended by Major General O'Ryan, Dec. 12, 1918, "for gallant conduct in the field on Aug. 10, 1918, near Mt. Kemmel, Belgium, in leaving shelter and, under heavy shell fire, carrying from open to cover a Lieutenant who had been wounded and rendered helpless;" cited in orders of 27th Division, Feb. 2, 1919, "for energetic and zealous qualities of leader­ship demonstrated while in command of his regiment during active operations of the Division in Belgium and France."

Address: 48 West 57th Street, New York City.

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

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry, Sept. 20, 1890.

Resigned, Nov. 9, 1892.

Civil History: — Retired from business at beginning of World War.


Distinguished Service Medal.

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services as commander of the 105th Infantry throughout the active operations of the 27th Division in Belgium and France, during the Ypres‑Lys and Somme offensives. His energetic and zealous qualities of leader­ship demonstrated in battle were conspicuous."

Croix de Guerre with palm, Belgium.

Died, June 10, 1930, at West Point, N. Y.: Aged 62.

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

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Captain Jas. M. Andrews, 30th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers, in the Civil War.

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