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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1892

Vol. IV

(Born N. Y.)

Dennis M. Michie​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


(Dennis Mahan Michie)

Born Apr. 10, 1870, West Point, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from Sept. 8, 1888, to June 11, 1892, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 17th Infantry, June 11, 1892)

Served: On frontier duty at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., with his regiment, from Sept. 30, 1892 to Sept., 1894. — Detached from Oct. 13 to Dec. 5, 1892, and ordered to report to Governor of Iowa, and assigned as Instructor of Iowa National Guard, at Des Moines, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Chicago, Ill., in preparation for the opening services of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. — Served with regiment at Pueblo, Colo., in protecting railways from destruction in the great railroad strike, July 3 to Aug. 4, 1894. — Range officer at Bellevue Rifle Range, Aug. and Sept., 1894. — On duty with regiment at Columbus Barracks, O., from Sept., 1894 to Aug., 1897, in its march from Columbus to Ft. Thomas, Ky., Aug. 1 to 11, 1895, and in camp at Chickamauga battlefield, Ga., Aug. and Sept., 1895. — In camp at Cleveland, O., regiment, during the summer of 1896. — Detached as student  p546 officer at Cavalry and Infantry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from Aug., 1897 to April 21, 1898. — Joined regiment in camp at Tampa, Fla., April 26, 1898. — Promoted to be

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 17th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— Appointed Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General Hamilton S. Hawkins, commanding 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, June 1, 1898. — Served in this capacity in the Santiago campaign, Cuba, until he was

Killed July 1, 1898, in action, at the Bloody Bend of the San Juan River, while in the execution of his duty as Aide in assisting in the formation of the 6th and 16th Regiments of Infantry, U. S. Army, preparatory to their heroic and success­ful assault of the San Juan Hill: Aged 28.

— Recommended to be Brevet Captain U. S. Army, July 1, 1898.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Professor Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.P. S. Michie, U. S. A., who graduated U. S. M. A., in 1863.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Michie's birth data are from his tombstone, q.v.

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