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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1895

Vol. IV

(Born Wis.)

Jens Bugge

(Ap'd Min.)


Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 17, 1891, to June 12, 1895, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 3d Infantry, June 12, 1895)

Served: With company at Fort Snelling, Min., Sept. 30, 1895 to Aug. 20, 1897. — As Instructor in Drawing at U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1897 to –––––; Temporarily relieved to muster in New York Volunteers during July and Aug., 1898.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1898)

(Assigned to 3d Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: As Instructor in Drawing at U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1897 to Sept. 1, 1899.

— Assistant Professor of Drawing, Sept. 1, 1899 to Aug. 1, 1901.

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

— Relieved from U. S. Military Academy, Aug. 15, 1901; with company at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Aug. 22, 1901 to Nov. 12, 1901; sailed from San Francisco for Philippines, Nov. 15, 1901; with company at Silaug, Cavite, P. I., Dec. 15, 1901 to June 18, 1902; with General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bell's last expedition against Malvar, through the Lobo mountains, from March 20, 1902 to April 26, 1902; with company at Santa  p533 Cruz, Cavite, P. I., June 8 to Oct. 2, 1902; Aide to Major-General George W. Davis, Oct. 3, 1902 to July 4, 1903; en route to and at U. S. Military Academy, as Senior Assistant Instructor in Ordnance and Gunnery, July 5, 1903 to Jan. 12, 1904; en route to and with regiment, Jan. 13, 1904, Aug. 21, 1905.º

(Adjutant, May 2, 1904 to Sept. 1, 1906)

— En route to and at Infantry and Cavalry School, as Student Officer, Aug. 22, 1906 to Sept. 30, 1906; en route to and in Cuba, Oct. 1, 1906 to July 8, 1907; with regiment, to Oct. 15, 1907; on special duty at Headquarters, Army of Cuban Pacification, Oct. 15, 1907 to Nov. 6, 1907; with company at Guanajay, Cuba, to Dec. 12, 1906; with Provisional Government, in charge of the Reform School for Boys of Cuba, Dec. 12, 1906 to May 8, 1907; with company, to July 6, 1907; en route to and Student Officer in the Army School of the Line, July 6, 1907 to –––––.

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

(Born Sept. 21, 1870.)

Military History. —

Captain, 28th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901.

At Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Army School of the Line, July, 1907, to Aug. 15, 1908 (honor graduate); and at Staff College to Aug. 15, 1909; with regiment to Aug. 1, 1910; at Washington, D. C., at Army War College, August, 1910, to June 30, 1911; detailed on General Staff, June 28, 1911, and retained as Assistant Director, War College, to June 30, 1912; represented Army War College at Naval War College during summer term, 1911; relieved from General Staff, July 1, 1912, by operation of law;

(Transferred to 13th Infantry, July 1, 1912)

joined regiment in Philippines and remained with it to Jan. 9, 1915; returned to U. S. sick; at Letterman General Hospital and on sick leave to July 1, 1915;

(Transferred to 21st Infantry, July 1, 1915)

joined 21st Infantry and remained with it to Aug. 31, 1915; at Hot Springs, Ark., at Army and Navy General Hospital, to April 7, 1916; on sick leave to

(Major of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

July 6, 1916 extension of sick leave recommended by Examining Board.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 14, 1916,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Leland Stanford Junior University, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Sept. 16, 1916, to Jan. 1, 1918; (at Washington, D. C.,  p718 on duty in War Department as Adjutant-General, July-September, 1917); ordered overseas Jan. 1, 1918; en route, Hoboken, N. J., to France, via England, Jan. 13 to 24, 1918; General Staff Officer in G‑1 of Service of Supply, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, National Army, May 17, 1918)

June 17, 1918; G‑1 at Hdqrs. American Expeditionary Force, to July 25, 1918, when he became Assistant Chief of Staff, G‑1, 1st Army; Chief of Operations, 1st Army Corps, Aug. 1 to

(Colonel, National Army, Sept. 8, 1918)

Oct. 12, 1918; (on temporary duty as Chief of Staff of 35th Division, Sept. 27 to Oct. 4); sick in hospital at Chaumont, Oct. 12 to 24; sailed from Brest, Oct. 26; at U. S. Military Academy, Commandant of Cadets, Nov. 8, 1918, to July 17, 1919.

Died, July 17, 1919, at West Point, N. Y.:​a Aged 48.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.º

Thayer's Note:

a The Official Army Register, January 1, 1920, p1091, reports him as having died on that date at Camp MacArthur, Texas. The Associated Press, however, at least as printed in the Corsicana (Texas) Daily Sun, July 18, 1919 — the only trace of their wire I find online — reported that he died at the Cadet Hospital at West Point.

Camp MacArthur — now vanished, its location in Waco, TX apparently marked by no more than a plaque — was about 50 miles from Corsicana: Colonel Bugge seems to have had a connection with the area, but I've been unable so far to pin it down. If you have information, I'd be glad to hear it, of course.

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