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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1891

Vol. III

(Born Min.)

Louis Charles Scherer

(Ap'd Min.)


Born New Ulm, MN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from Sept. 1, 1887 to June 12, 1891, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 5th Cavalry, June 12, 1891)

Served: At Fort Sill, Okla., from Sept. 1, 1891 to June 2, 1893; at San Antonio, Tex., to July 15, 1893. — Detached service, Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. (Graduate, 1895). — Served in Chicago during riots, July 3 to July 22, 1894; at San Antonio, Tex., from Sept. 1 to Dec. 22, 1895; at Fort Ringgold, Tex., to June 1, 1897. — On detached duty in Military Information Division, Adjutant-General's Office, June 14, 1897,

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, Nov. 21, 1897)

(Captain and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers,
May 12, 1898)

and continued on duty in Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., to ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, March 7, 1899)

(Captain, 27th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: Joined Regiment, 27th Volunteer Infantry at Camp Meade, Pa., July 14, 1899; served with it in Philippine Islands,

(Major, 27th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Feb. 4, 1900)

(Honorably Discharged, April 1, 1901)

July 12, 1900; Acting Inspector-General for 1st District, Department of Northern Luzon, and served under General Young and General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. F. Bell.

(Captain, 4th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Joined regiment Aug. 3, 1901; command Troop E, Fort Leavenworth, Kas.; Assistant Instructor, Infantry and Cavalry School, and General Service School, Fort Leavenworth, Kas., Sept., 1902 to Sept., 1904; Acting Chief of Staff to General J. F. Bell, Brown Division Maneuvers, fall, 1904; Student, Army War College; graduated, 1905; Regimental Quartermaster, July 6, 1905; with regiment in Philippines, Oct., 1905 to Oct., 1907; Post and Depot Quartermaster, Camp Overton, Oct., 1905 to July, 1906; Commissary, Camp Overton, Oct., 1905 to Feb.,  p463 1906; Post and Constructing Quartermaster, Jolo, P. I., Aug., 1906 to Oct., 1907; Post and Constructing Quartermaster, Fort Meade, S. D., Dec. 1, 1907; Assistant to Chief Umpire, Maneuver Camp, Crow Creek Reserve, near Cheyenne, Wyo., July 28 to Sept. 1, 1908; resumed Quartermaster duties, Fort Meade, S. D., to –––––.

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

(Born Dec. 14, 1867.)

Military History. —

Captain, 4th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901.

Regimental Quartermaster, July 6, 1905; Post and Constructing Quartermaster at Fort Meade, S. D., Dec. 1, 1907, to July, 1909; at Fort Snelling, Minn., and at Fort Bliss, Texas, with regiment, to September, 1911;

(Paymaster, By Detail, Sept. 19, 1911)

Paymaster at Fort Riley, Kans.;

(Assigned to 4th Cavalry, Dec. 5, 1912)

at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, with 4th Cavalry, from Jan. 2, 1913;

(Major, 8th Cavalry, Aug. 9, 1914)

joined 8th Cavalry at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., and served with it there and at Fort William McKinley, P. I., and at El Paso, Texas, until he became

Quartermaster, By Detail, Dec. 24, 1915

 p580  at Washington, D. C., Assistant to Depot Quartermaster and Depot Quartermaster, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, Sept. 21, 1916)

(Colonel, Temporary, of Cavalry, Aug. 5, 1917)

Nov. 1, 1918, when he was relieved from detail in Quartermaster Corps; at Camp Sherman, Ohio,

(Colonel, 379th Infantry, Nov. 15, 1918)

commanding 379th Infantry until it was demobilized, Dec. 19, 1918; at Washington, D. C., with Purchase, Storage and Traffic Division until he was ordered to join American Expeditionary Force in France, Feb. 1, 1919;

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 11, 1919)

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

Military History: —

Colonel of Cavalry, July 11, 1919.

At Brest, France, commanding American Forces, to Dec. 1919; returned to U. S., Jan. 2, 1920; at Boston, Mass., in charge of militia affairs, 1st Corps Area, to May, 1922; at Washington, D. C., in charge of Personnel Affairs, Militia Bureau, to May, 1926; at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., commanding 10th Cavalry and post, to June 1, 1928.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 1, 1928,
At His Own Request, After 40 Years' Service.

Civil History: — In business in New York City, July 1, 1928, to Nov. 30, 1930.

Died, Nov. 30, 1930, at New York City: Aged 62.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1931.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Scherer's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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