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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1891

Vol. IV

(Born England)

Lewis Stone Sorley

(Ap'd Tex.)


Born Liverpool, England.​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 Infantry, 16th Infantry, June 12, 1891)

 p530  Served: In Department of the Platte from Sept. 30, 1891 until the establishment of the Department of the Colorado, then in latter department to Oct. 10, 1896; in the field during railroad strikes in Nevada and Utah in 1894; in Department of the Columbia, Oct. 12, 1896 to Aug., 1897; at Infantry and Cavalry School, Sept. 1, 1897 to April 20, 1898;

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 16th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

in Santiago de Cuba campaign with regiment (Spanish-American war) to July 2, 1898, when wounded in action; (Recommended Brevet Captain, U. S. Army, to date July 1, 1898); on mustering duty, New York City, from Sept. 10, 1898 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Philippine Insurrection, June, 1899 to July, 1901; Battalion Adjutant, 16th Infantry, June, 1900, Jan., 1901.

(Transferred to 14th Infantry, Jan., 1901)

(Captain, 14th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Commanding Forts Niagara and Porter, N. Y., Aug., 1901 to Feb., 1903; in Philippines, Feb., 1903 to April, 1905; Regimental Commissary, Aug., 1905 to Aug., 1907; in San Francisco after earthquake, 1906; college duty, Louisiana State University, Aug., 1907 to –––––; LL. B., Louisiana State University, 1910; author, History 14th Infantry, from Jan., 1890 to Dec., 1908.

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

(Born April 7, 1867.)

Military History. —

Captain, 14th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901.

At Louisiana State University, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, August, 1907, to

(Assigned to 14th Infantry, May 12, 1911)

June, 1911; (Degree of LL. B. conferred by Louisiana State University, 1910); in Europe, June to November, 1911; at Fort Missoula, Montana, November, 1911, to February, 1913; at Fort George Wright, Wash., February to

(Major, 12th Infantry, March 11, 1913)

April, 1913; at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., April to December, 1913; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., December, 1913, to April, 1914; at Nogales, Arizona, on Mexican border duty, April to July, 1914; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., at Army School of the Line, August, 1914, to June, 1915;

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, Sept. 1, 1915)

at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, September, 1915, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Infantry, May 15, 1917)

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

September, 1917; (Post Adjutant and Adjutant, 1st Hawaiian Brigade, July, 1916, to September, 1917); at Presidio of San Francisco, commanding 12th Infantry, Sept. 29 to Nov. 10, 1917; at Camp Fremont, Cal., commanding 13th Infantry, Nov. 10, 1917, to Oct. 19, 1918; en route to Camp Mills, N. Y., under orders for France, Oct. 19 to 27, 1918; at Hoboken, N. J., on Transport Finland, Nov. 2‑4, 1918; at Camp Mills to Nov. 30; commanding Camp Merritt, N. J., Nov. 30, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History: —

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

At Camp Mills, N. Y., to Nov. 30, 1918; at Camp Merritt, N. J., Commanding Officer, Nov. 30, 1918, to May 20, 1919; duty in France, June 20, to Sept. 19, 1919; at Washington, D. C., Adjutant General's Office and Army War College, Sept., 1919, to

Colonel, of Infantry, Feb. 26, 1920.

June, 1922; at Berlin, (Potsdam), Germany, Representative Historical Section Army War College, June, 1922, to Mar., 1925; at Philadelphia, Pa., Chief of Staff, 79th Division, May, 1925, to Apr. 30, 1931.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 30, 1931.
By Operation of Law.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Apr. 30, 1931.

Order of the Purple Heart: For Military Merit. Wounded in action, July 2, 1898.

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 30 Apr 31

Civil History: — Wayne Pa, Associate Prof, Valley Forge MA, 43‑49; Prof Emeritus since 49. 239 Long Lane, Upper Darby Pa

Died, Aug. 15, 1966, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 99.​b

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Sorley's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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b Col. Sorley died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the WPAOG memorial article.

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