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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1893

Vol. IV

(Born Ia.)

George H. McManus​1

(Ap'd Ia.)


Born Lincoln Township, IA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1889, to June 12, 1893, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Add. Second Lieut. of Artillery, 5th Artillery, June 12, 1893)

(Second Lieut. of Artillery, 3d Artillery, June 30, 1893)

Served: At Fort McPherson, Ga., Sept. 30 to Nov. 15, 1893; Fort Barrancas, Fla., to Sept., 1896. — U. S. Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., to May 13, 1898 (Graduate, 1898). — Fort Point, Cal., to Aug. 20, 1898; Circle City, Alaska, to June 17, 1899; Fort Egbert, Alaska, to Aug. 4, 1899. — (In command of Battery A, since June 4, 1898.)

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 3d Artillery, March 2, 1899)

— Angel Island, San Francisco, Cal., to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Angel Island, San Francisco, Cal., to April, 1900; Fort Point, Cal., to July 29, 1900; China Relief Expedition, China, to Nov. 20, 1900; Binan, Laguna Province, P. I., to Sept. 4, 1901.

(Captain, Artillery Corps, July 1, 1901)

— Commanding 104th Company, Coast Artillery, and Constructing Quartermaster, Fort Washington, Md., to Dec. 30, 1902.

(Captain, Quartermaster's Department, by detail,
from Dec. 30, 1902 to Dec. 29, 1906)

— Constructing Quartermaster, Fort Washington, Md., to May 18, 1903; Constructing Quartermaster (rebuilding post), Fort Totten, N. Y. to Dec. 29, 1906; (to duty with the Coast Artillery Corps, Dec. 30, 1906); at Fort Totten, N. Y., to Sept. 1, 1907; Student Officer, School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, N. Y., to Aug. 1, 1908 (Graduate, 1908).

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

(George McManus, Born Dec. 23, 1867.)

Military History. —

Captain, Artillery Corps, July 1, 1901.

At Fort Totten, N. Y., student officer at School of Submarine Defense, Sept. 1, 1907, to Aug. 1, 1908, when he was graduated; Artillery  p657 Engineer, Coast Defenses of Boston, Mass., August, 1908, to April, 1910; commanding Coast Defenses of San Diego, Cal., June, 1910, to

(Major, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1910)

May, 1912; at San Francisco, Cal., in Inspector General's Department, May, 1912, to March, 1916; at Fort Worden, Wash., Fort Commander, June, 1916, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1916)

(Colonel, Temporary, Coast Artillery Corps, Aug. 5, 1917)

October, 1917; at Hoboken, N. J., Troop Movement Officer, Port of Embarkation, November, 1917, to

(Brigadier-General, Temporary, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918)

July 1919;


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service as Executive Officer and Troop Movement Officer, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, N. J. Through his very able organization and administration of these important offices the transport of troops and supplies overseas was materially aided."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

At Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, N. J., Executive Officer and Troop Movement Officer, Nov., 1917, to

Brigadier-General, Temporary, Oct. 1, 1918.

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Aug. 22, 1919.

Sept., 1919; at Army Base, Norfolk, Va., commanding Army Base and Port of Debarkation, Newport News, Va., Sept., 1919, to ––––

Returned to Grade of Colonel, October 31, 1919.

Initial General Staff Corps list, 1920;

(Detailed in The General Staff Corps, Aug. 25, 1920.)

Aug. 25, 1920; en route to Philippine Islands, Sept., 1920, to Dec. 1920; at Headquarters, Philippine Department, Manila, P. I., Assistant Chief of Staff, Dec., 1920, to Nov., 1922; en route to U. S., Nov. 1922, to Jan., 1923; at Atlanta, Ga., Headquarters, Fourth Corps Area, Chief of Staff, Jan., 1923, to

(Relieved from Detail, General Staff Corps, July 1, 1924.)

July 1, 1924; at Fort Eustis, Va., commanding post, Aug., 1924, to Aug., 1926;

(Detailed in The General Staff Corps, Sept. 1, 1926.)

at Fort Amador, Canal Zone, Chief of Staff, P. C. Division, Sept., 1926, to Oct., 1927; at Quarry Heights, C. Z., Chief of Staff, P. C. Dept., Oct., 1927, to July, 1929;

(Relieved from Detail, General Staff Corps, July 24, 1929.)

at Headquarters, First Corps Area, Boston, Mass., Executive for Organized Reserves, First Coast Artillery District and Commanding First Coast Artillery District, Dec. 1, 1929 to ––––


Navy Cross.

"The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting to you the Navy Cross for distinguished service in the line of your profession in charge of troop movements at the Port of embarkation, Hoboken, N. J. Your success­ful administration of troop movements and close co‑operation with the Navy resulted in the rapid loading of troops at Hoboken and consequent quick turn-arounds made by troop transports, during the prosecution of the war against the Central Empires."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Col., C. A. C., Aug. 22, 1919.)

At Boston, Mass., Hq., 1st C. A., Executive for O. R., 1st C. A. Dist., and comdg. 1st C. A. Dist., Dec. 1, 1929 to Dec. 31, 1931.

(Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Dec. 31, 1931.
Act of June 21, 1930.)

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

Military History: —

Brig Gen Ret 31 Dec 31

Civil History: — 2959 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley 5 Calif

Died, Aug. 27, 1954, at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 86.​b

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Thomas P. McManus, 2d Lieutenant, 151st Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War.º

Thayer's Notes:

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

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b Gen. McManus 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, as well as his burial place, are from the WPAOG memorial article.

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