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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1895

Vol. IV

(Born Colo.)

Morton Fitz Smith

(Ap'd Mich.)


Born in Denver, CO.​a

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, 20th Infantry, June 12, 1895)

Served: At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 30, 1895 to April 19, 1898. — In Spanish-American war. — Participated in battle of El Caney, July 1, 1898,

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

and San Juan, July 2 and 3, 1898, and in siege resulting in the surrender of Santiago. — Aide-de‑camp to Major-General Bates, July 13 to Dec. 16, 1898. — Joined regiment, Dec. 23, 1898.

(Assigned to 20th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899)

— Regiment ordered to Philippine, Jan. 11, 1899.

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

Military History. — Served: Ordnance Officer, Provisional Brigade, commanded by General Lloyd Wheaton, operating in Northern and Southern Luzon, Nov. 3, 1899 to March 6, 1900; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., July 4, 1900 to Oct. 10, 1900; joined regiment in Philippines, Dec. 31, 1900.

(Captain, 20th Infantry, Feb. 28, 1901)

— Regimental Quartermaster, July 16, 1901 to Jan. 15, 1905 (Provinces of Ilocos Norte and Batangas, Luzon, Fort Sheridan, Ill., and Manila, P. I.); commanding company, Jan. 15, 1905 to Oct. 5, 1905 (Fort William McKinley, Manila, and Jolo, P. I.); on duty, U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., Senior Instructor, Infantry Tactics, Feb. 26, 1906 to –––––; Campaign medals: Spanish-American war and Philippine Insurrection.

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

(Born July 30, 1872.)

Military History. —

Captain, 20th Infantry, Feb. 28, 1901.

At U. S. Military Academy, Senior Instructor in Infantry Tactics, Department of Tactics, Feb. 26, 1906, to Aug. 28, 1910; on leave of absence and en route to Philippines, Aug. 29, 1910, to Jan. 23, 1911; at Manila, commanding company, Jan. 24 to Dec. 10, 1911; en route to U. S. with regiment, Dec. 11, 1911, to Jan. 7, 1912; at San Francisco, Cal., Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Arthur Murray, Jan. 8 to Nov. 26, 1912; at Fort Douglas, Utah, commanding company, Nov. 30, 1912, to Nov. 29, 1913; at Fort Bliss, Texas, commanding company, Dec. 2, 1913, to March 22, 1914; at U. S. Military Academy, Commandant of Cadets, April 3, 1914, to June 15, 1916.

Died, June 16, 1916, at West Point, N. Y.: Aged 43.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Smith's birthplace is from his AOG obituary (where he is given the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; a local rank ex officio, I believe).

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