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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1893

Vol. IV

(Born Pa.)

Edward B. Cassatt

(Ap'd at Large)


(Edward Buchanan Cassatt)

Born Altoona, PA.​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

(Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 9th Cavalry, June 12, 1893)

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, Aug. 5, 1893)

Served: At Fort Walla Walla, Wash., Oct. 30, 1893 to Aug. 1, 1895. Assistant Instructor of Modern Languages, U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1895

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

to May 24, 1898.​b — Served as Adjutant-General, 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 7th Corps, Jacksonville, May 26 to July 31, 1898. — Served as Adjutant, Light Artillery Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Coamo, P. R., Aug. 13 to Oct. 4, 1898. — Adjutant-General, District of Ponce, Ponce, P. R., Oct. 5, 1898 to ––––

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, May 12, 1899)

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

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

Military History. — Served: Adjutant-General, District of Ponce, Ponce, P. R., Oct. 5, 1898 to March 27, 1899.

(Major, 27th U. S. Volunteer Infantry,
July 5, 1899 to April 1, 1900)

— Adjutant-General, 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, July 31 to Oct. 28, 1899; duty with 27th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, to May 5, 1900; Military Attaché at London, England, June 28, 1900 to June 1, 1903.

(Captain, 13th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Duty with 13th Cavalry, Nov. 14, 1903 to Jan. 28, 1909; Regimental Commissary, March 2, 1905 to Jan. 29, 1908; Regimental Adjutant, Jan. 29, 1908 to Jan. 28, 1909.

(Resigned, Jan. 28, 1909)

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

(Edward Buchanan Cassatt, Born Aug. 23, 1869.)

Military History. —

Captain, 13th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901.

Resigned, Jan. 28, 1909.

Major, Inspector-General's Reserve Corps, Oct. 6, 1917.

Ordered to active duty, Oct. 12, 1917; at Camp Upton, N. Y., Assistant Inspector, 77th Division, and Assistant Camp Inspector, Oct. 12 to Dec. 22, 1917; at Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, N. J., Assistant to Port Inspector at that point and at Camp Merritt, N. J., Dec. 22, 1917, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, National Army, July 8, 1918)

Dec. 31, 1918;

Civil History. — From resignation in 1909 to Oct. 12, 1917, engaged in farming in Chester County, Pa., and in the raising of thoroughbred horses and racing them on various courses in the U. S. and Canada.

Permanent address: Chesterbrook Farm, Berwyn, Pa.

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

Military History: —

Captain, 13th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901.

Resigned, Jan. 28, 1909.

Died Jan. 21, 1922, Near Berwyn, Pa.: Aged 52.

Cited posthumously "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at San Mateo, Province of Manila, Philippine Islands, Aug. 12, 1899."

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1924.

Buried, Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, PA.

Thayer's Notes:

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

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b In this capacity he contributed to Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Cornélis Willcox's A French-English Military Technical Dictionary: see my note in the Register's entry for that officer.

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