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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1895

Vol. IV

(Born France)

Anton Springer, Jr.

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Jan. 29, 1871, Marseilles, France.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

(Add. Second Lieut. of Infantry, 21st Infantry, June 12, 1895)

(Second Lieut. of Infantry, 21st Infantry, July 5, 1895)

Served: Garrison duty at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1895 to Sept. 30, 1897; on leave in Europe to March 30, 1898. — With regiment at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to April 19, 1898; 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 of Santiago to July 17, 1898.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, Aug. 6, 1898)

— With regiment at Camp Wikoff, N. Y., to Sept., 1898; at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to April, 1899. — En route to and in the Philippines to ––––

(Assigned to 21st Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: En route to and in the Philippines, to June, 1901, being in the skirmishes around Calamba, from Aug. 8 to Dec. 28, 1898; recommended by General Lawton for brevet Captain, for gallantry at Guadeloupe Ridge and near Zapote River, June, 1899.

(Captain, 1st Infantry, March 4, 1901)

Killed in Action, June 10, 1901, at Lipa, Luzon, P. I.: Aged 30.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1902, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Rome Cemetery, Rome, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Springer's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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