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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1895

Vol. IV

(Born Me.)

Harry E. Smith

(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 Artillery, 1st Artillery, June 12, 1895)

Served: Garrison duty at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1895 (at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., Oct. 11 to Nov. 15, 1895) to Oct. 27, 1896; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., to March 19, 1897; at Galveston, Tex., to April, 1898; with light battery at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago, and in Cuba, to Aug., 1898, being engaged in the battle of San Juan, July 1‑3, and in the siege operations against Santiago to July 17, 1898; Acting Chief Ordnance Officer, 5th Army Corps, July 30 to Aug. 17, 1898; on leave to Nov. 11, 1898;

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 1st Artillery, March 2, 1899)

garrison duty at Fort Barrancas, Fla., to May 17, 1899; on leave to Aug., 1899; on recruiting service at Chicago, Ill., to Dec. 16, 1899; with battery at Fort Monroe, Va., to Jan., 1900; at Fort Dade, Fla., to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Dade, Fla., to April 11, 1901; on sick leave, April 12 to Sept. 23, 1901; commanding company at Fort McHenry, Md., to June 3, 1902.

Resigned June 3, 1902.

Died at Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 12, 1903: Aged 30.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.​a

Thayer's Note:

a There is no portrait of Lt. Smith in the 1905 Annual Report, and after the usual heading, the body of the obituary reads in full:

Captain Harry E. Smith was appointed to the Military Academy from Minnesota, in the year of 1891, graduating No. 6 in the Class of 1895, and promoted in the Army to 2d Lieutenant of Artillery. He died August 12th, 1903, at Los Angeles, California.


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