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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1891

Vol. IV

(Born Mich.)

Edwin B. Winans, Jr.

(Ap'd Mich.)


(Edwin Baruch Winans)

Born Hamburg, MI.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 16, 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: In Indian Territory and Texas, Sept. 30, 1891 to Sept. 1, 1897. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Michigan Military  p515 Academy, Sept. 1, 1897. — On duty in connection with muster‑in of Michigan Volunteers, April, 1898.

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, April 30, 1898)

(Major, 34th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, May 25, 1898)

— Served through Santiago campaign as such.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Nov. 26, 1898)

— On duty in connection with muster‑out of Michigan Volunteers, Dec. 21, 1898 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: On duty, in connection with mustering‑out of Michigan Volunteers, Dec. 21, 1898 to June 1, 1899; joined 4th Cavalry, June 5, 1899; with regiment in Philippine Islands, from Sept., 1899 to July, 1900; Quartermaster, Transport Flintshire, during China Relief Expedition, July‑Sept., 1900.

(Captain, 4th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Commanding Troop D, at Fort Meade, S. D., Sept. 8, 1901 to –––––.

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

(Edwin Baruch Winans, Born Oct. 31, 1869.)

Military History. —

Captain, 4th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901

At Chester, Pa., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Pennsylvania Military College, Aug. 18, 1909, to Aug. 29, 1911; Inspector-Instructor, Third Cavalry District, Organized Militia, Aug. 20, 1911, to April  p582 20, 1912; at Nogales, Arizona, commanding Troop, May 8 to July 3, 1912; at Fort Riley, Kans., student officer at Mounted Service School, Sept. 20, 1912, to Jan. 26, 1913; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding Troop, Feb. 13, 1913, to

(Major of Cavalry, Sept. 2, 1914)

September, 1914; attached to 4th Cavalry to Jan. 14, 1915; attached to 7th Cavalry and joined Feb. 9, 1915; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., Post Adjutant to Nov. 15, 1915; en route to U. S. to

(Assigned to 7th Cavalry, Nov. 26, 1915)

Dec. 15, 1915; at Fort Riley, Kans., at Mounted Service School, Jan. 25 to April, 1915, when he was graduated; with Punitive Expedition into Mexico, commanding Squadron, 7th Cavalry, March 16 to Aug. 25, 1916; at Fort Bliss, Texas, commanding Remount Depot, Sept. 1, 1916, to Feb. 1, 1917;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1917)

Chief of Remount Service, Southern Department, to June, 1917;

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

sailed for France Nov. 14, 1917; at General Staff College, Langres, Dec. 7, 1917, to Feb. 20, 1918; at Tours, G‑3, Service of Supply, March, 1918; at Brest, commanding Pontanezen Bks., April 1 to May 14, 1918;

(Brigadier-General, National Army, June 26, 1918)

assigned to 64th Infantry Brigade; joined and commanded same from July 25, 1918; participated in three Major Offensive Operations; with Army of Occupation in Coblenz Bridgehead, to ––––


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He showed marked efficiency and excellent judgment while commanding the 64th Infantry Brigade in the actions at the Second Battle of the Marne, in the attack and capture of Juvigny, and in the operations at Bois de la Morine, Bois de Chêne Sec, and Bantheville Wood. In these actions, by his tactical ability, he was always master of the situation and executed his plans with a confidence that was an inspiration to his troops."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Lieutenant-Colonel of Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1917.

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

Brigadier-General, National Army, June 26, 1918.

In Coblenz Bridgehead, with Army of Occupation, Dec. 13, 1918, to Apr. 18, 1919; at Camp Custer, Mich., May 20 to July 31;

Returned to Grade of Lieutenant-Colonel, July 31, 1919.

at Fort Riley, Kans., commanding 2nd Cavalry to Dec., 1919, and member of Cavalry Board to

Colonel of Cavalry, Feb. 23, 1920.

Aug. 20, 1920; at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., commanding 10th Cavalry, to Dec. 30, 1922;

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Dec. 30, 1922.

at Fort McPherson, Ga., and at Camp McClellan, Ala., commanding 8th Infantry Brigade, to Aug. 1, 1925; at Fort Clark, Tex., commanding 1st Cavalry Brigade, to Apr. 2, 1926; at Fort Bliss, Tex., commanding 1st Cavalry Division, to

 p320  Major-General, U. S. A., Oct. 18, 1927.

Oct. 19, 1927; at West Point, N. Y., Superintendent, U. S. Military Academy, Oct. 23, 1927, to Feb. 25, 1928; at Schofield Barracks, T. H., commanding Hawaiian Division, Apr. 6, 1928 to Oct. 25, 1930; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., commanding 8th Corps Area, Nov. 22, 1930, to ––––

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry against Villa's forces at Tomochic, Mexico, Apr. 22, 1916."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj.‑Gen., Oct. 18, 1927.)

At Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., comdg. 8th C. A., Nov. 22, 1930 to Sept. 30, 1933; on leave to Oct. 31, 1933.

(Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Oct. 31, 1833.
By operation of law.)

Civil History: — Member, League of Nations Commission for Government of Letitia, Feb. 10, 1934 to June 20, 1934.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 31 Oct 33.

Died, Dec. 31, 1947, Washington, D. C.: Aged 78.

Obituary notice at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Winans' birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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