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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1894

Vol. IV
p577
3602

(Born Mas.)

Oliver Edwards

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 17, 1890 to June 12, 1894, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 11th Infantry, June 12, 1894)

Served: With regiment at Whipple Barracks, Ariz., Oct. 1, 1894 to April 13, 1898. — At Mobile, Ala., April 19

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 11th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

to June 5, 1898. — At Tampa, Fla., June 8 to July 25, 1908. — Island of Puerto Rico, Aug. 1 to Sept. 1, 1898. — On duty as Assistant Mustering Officer in Massachusetts and Georgia, Sept., 1898 to ––––

(Transferred to 6th Infantry, April 28, 1899)

Vol. V
p526
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: With regiment in Philippine Islands, June 18, 1899 to Sept. 4, 1900; Engineer Officer and Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General J. F. Smith, U. S. Volunteers, at Bacolod, Negros, P. I., Sept. 5, 1900 to Oct. 13, 1900; on D. S., in Custom House, Manila, P. I., Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General J. F. Smith, Oct. 14, 1900 to June 17, 1901.

(Captain of Infantry, 28th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— With regiment at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Aug. 26, 1901 to Nov. 15, 1901; with regiment in Philippine Islands, to Dec. 3, 1902.

(Regimental Quartermaster, 28th Infantry, Jan. 31, 1902)

— Relieved Jan. 4, 1903.

(Transferred to 23d Infantry, Oct. 30, 1902)

— With regiment (23d Infantry) at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1903 to Feb. 10, 1903.

(Transferred to 5th Infantry, Oct. 30, 1902)

— With regiment (5th Infantry) at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., Feb. 11, 1903 to Sept. 30, 1906; Post Quartermaster, Plattsburg Barracks, Feb., 1903 to June 25, 1906.

(Regimental Quartermaster, 5th Infantry, Nov. 8, 1903)

— Relieved, Feb. 23, 1907; Assistant to Chief Quartermaster at Maneuver Camp, Mt. Gretna, Pa., July 5, 1906 to Sept. 27, 1906; with regiment at Cardenas, Cuba, to March 31, 1907; at Caibarien, Cuba, May 9, 1907 to –––––; commanding post of Caibarien, Cuba, and Company G, 5th Infantry, May 9, 1907 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p705
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Dec. 2, 1871.)

Military History. —

Captain, 28th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901.

Transferred to 23d Infantry, Oct. 30, 1902.

Transferred to 5th Infantry, Feb. 11, 1903.

At Caibarien, Cuba, commanding post, May 9, 1907, to Feb. 25, 1909; at Plattsburg Bks., N. Y., with regiment, March 5, 1909, to August 1, 1909; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Army School of the Line (Distinguished Graduate, 1910), and student officer, Army Staff College, (Graduate, 1911); Instructor at Army School of the Line and at Army Staff College, Sept. 1, 1911, to June 30, 1912; in France, attached to 131st French infantry, Sept. 1 to Dec. 15, 1912; at Plattsburg Bks., N. Y., with regiment, April 13, 1913, to Nov. 15, 1914; (at Burlington, Vt., commanding Students' Training Camp, July 1 to Aug. 7, 1914); at Empire, Canal Zone, with regiment, to Aug. 28, 1915; at Hdqrs., U. S. Troops, Ancon, Canal Zone, Intelligence Officer, Oct. 13, 1915, to

(Major of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

(Detailed to General Staff, July 10, 1916)

June 30, 1917; Chief of Staff, Panama Canal Department, July 1 to

 p706  (Colonel of Infantry, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 16, 1917; at Camp Lee, Va., with Depot Brigade, Sept. 5 to Dec. 19, 1917; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Instructor, Brigade and Field Officers' School, Jan. 1 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, Feb. 10, 1918)

April 25, 1918; at Camp Hancock, Ga., Commanding Machine Gun Training Center, May 12, 1918, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Aug. 8, 1918)

March 27, 1919; at General Hdqrs., A. E. F., Chaumont, France, Member of Infantry and Machine Gun Board, April 3 to June 30, 1919;

(Honorably Discharged as Brigadier-General, Only, July 31, 1919)

at Washington, D. C., student officer at General Staff College, Sept. 1, 1919, to ––––

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service. Due to his rare ability and high professional attainments he was selected to organize the Machine Gun Training Center, the success of which was, in a large measure, due to his zealous and energetic administration."

Vol. VII
p384
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, Feb. 10, 1918.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Aug. 8, 1918.

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

At Washington, D. C., student officer at General Staff College, Sept. 1, 1919, to

Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

Aug., 1920, when he was graduated; with Military Intelligence Division, General Staff, Aug. 25, 1920, to Feb. 25, 1921.

Died, Feb. 25, 1921, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 49.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A. (Posthumously), Feb. 25, 1921,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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