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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1894

Vol. IV

(Born N. C.)

John S. Battle

(Ap'd N. C.)


Born Rocky Mount, NC.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1889, to June 12, 1894, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Served: On frontier duty at San Carlos, Ariz., Sept. 28 to Oct. 12, 1894; at Fort Apache, Ariz., to April 8, 1898; with regiment at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to April 19, 1898;

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

at Mobile, Ala., and at Tampa, Fla., to July 22, 1898, and in Puerto Rico to Aug. 26, 1898; sick and on sick leave to Jan., 1899; with regiment at Mayaguez, P. R., to March, 1899; at San Juan, P. R., to April, 1899; Collector of Customs at Guanica, P. R., April 30 to May 15, 1899; Aide-de‑camp to General Davis, May 12, 1899 to –––––; (Captain, Acting Judge-Advocate, Sept. 12, 1900.)

N. B. The Army Register, 1900, is in error as to this officer's appointment as Regimental Commissary.

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

Military History. — Served: Aide-de‑camp to General Davis, from May 12, 1899 to Sept. 11, 1900; Captain, Acting Judge Advocate, Sept. 12, 1900 to Dec. 15, 1900; Adjutant-General, District of Porto Rico, to March 28, 1901.

(Captain, 11th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

(Regimental Adjutant, March 22, 1901 to April 30, 1905)

— With company, May 1, 1905 to July 30, 1907; Regimental Quartermaster, Aug. 1, 1907 to –––––; in Philippines, April 15, 1901 to March 14, 1904; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to Oct. 4, 1906; en route to and at Morro Barracks, Santiago de Cuba, to –––––.

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

(John Somerville Battle, Born Feb. 19, 1872.)

Military History. —

Captain, 11th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901.

At Morro Barracks, Santiago de Cuba, October, 1906, to February, 1909; en route to and at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to

(Transferred to 8th Infantry, May 1, 1913)

June, 1913; en route to and in Philippines, June, 1913, to

(Transferred to 24th Infantry, Sept. 1, 1915)

October, 1915; en route to and at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., October, 1915, to February, 1916; at Louisville, Ky., on recruiting service, February, 1916, to

(Major of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

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

August, 1917; at Camp Dix, N. J., with 78th Division, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, April 2, 1918)

May, 1918; en route to France, May, 1918; with 78th Division, A. E. F., in France, to March 1, 1919; (participated in St. Mihiel Offensive and in the Argonne Offensive); at Grenoble, France, commanding Dauphine leave area, March 1 to June 1, 1919; en route to U. S. to June 29, 1919; on leave of absence to ––––

Died July 28, 1919, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 47.

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

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

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

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