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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1896

Vol. IV

(Born Min.)

Elvin R. Heiberg

(Ap'd Wis.)


Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., June 15, 1892 to June 12, 1896, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Add. Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 3d Cavalry, June 12, 1896)

Served: At Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Dec., 1896.

(Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Dec. 8, 1896)

— At Fort Myer, Va., until April 19, 1898, when his squadron left for Chickamauga Park, Ga. — Troop H detached from the regiment, and assigned to duty at General Brooke's headquarters as his personal escort, in which capacity the troop served throughout the Spanish-American war, accompanying General Brooke to Puerto Rico. — At Ponce, P. R., Aug. 2. — Left Ponce Aug. 8, escorting a train of wagons, mules, etc., to Guayama, arriving there Aug. 10. — At Guayama until Sept. 2; San Juan, P. R., Sept. 4-Nov. 24. — Huntsville, Ala., Dec. 2, 1898. — Ft. Riley, Kan., Jan. 1, 1899 to ––––

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, March 13, 1900)

(Transferred to 6th Cavalry, April 2, 1900)

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Riley, Kas., Jan. 1 to June 17, 1899; Wardner and Wallace, Idaho (Coeur d'Alene riots), to Nov., 1899; on sick leave, to Feb., 1900; at Fort Riley, Kas., to June, 1900; Transport Quartermaster and Commissary, U. S. C. Transport Conemaugh (carrying 6th Cavalry horses to China), to Aug. 8, 1900; with regiment in China, to Nov. 6, 1900; with regiment en route to and in

 p561  (Captain, 7th Cavalry, July 25, 1902)

(Transferred to 6th Cavalry, Aug. 8, 1902)

Philippines (with stations at Las Pinas, Rizal Province and Naic, Cavite Province, and operating in Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Tayabas Provinces), to April 4, 1903; arrived in U. S., April 28, 1903; garrison duty at Fort Meade, S. D. (at Maneuver Camp near Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., July‑Sept., 1906; expedition against roving Ute Indians, in S. D., Wyo., and Montana, Oct.‑Nov., 1906), to Sept. 2, 1907; with regiment en route to and in Philippine Islands (with stations at Malabang, Mindanao and post of Jolo, Jolo; participated with troop in Philippines Division Military Meet, Manila, Jan., 1908, the troop winning trophy for Best Cavalry Troop), to Nov. 12, 1908.

(Major, Philippine Scouts, by detail, 9th Battalion,
Nov. 10, 1908)

— Commanding Camp Avery, Corregidor Island, P. I., and guarding civil prisoners on fortification work, to –––––. Service medals: War with Spain, China Relief Expedition, Philippine Insurrection.

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

(Elvin Ralph Heiberg, Born April 12, 1873.)

Military History. —

Captain, 7th Cavalry, July 25, 1902.

Transferred to 6th Cavalry, Aug. 8, 1902.

Major, Philippine Scouts, by Detail, Nov. 10, 1908.

At Jolo, P. I., Major Philippine Scouts, Nov. 18, 1908, to June 15, 1909; at Cotabato, P. I., commanding 5th Battalion of Philippine Scouts, July 4, 1909, to June 14, 1911; en route to U. S., on leave of absence, and return to the Philippines, June 15, 1911, to Jan. 5, 1912; at Cotabato, P. I., commanding 11th Battalion Philippine Scouts, Jan. 10 to

(Assigned to 6th Cavalry, March 26, 1912)

Aug. 14, 1912; en route to U. S., Aug. 15 to Sept. 13, 1912; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, commanding Troop, Sept. 22, 1912, to Feb. 26, 1913; at Texas City, Texas, commanding Troop, March 3, 1913, to March 1, 1915; at Washington, D. C., sick, March 5 to April 13, 1915; on sick  p765 leave, April 14 to Oct. 13, 1915; at Los Indios, Texas, commanding Troop, Nov. 10, 1915, to Feb. 29, 1916; at Washington, D. C. in office of Chief of Staff, March 13 to 30, 1916; en route to Italy, April 1 to 15, 1916; in Italy as military observer, April 16, 1916, to

(Major of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

March 2, 1917, when by accidental fall from a horse on the Italian front he received injuries from which he

Died, March 2, 1917, at Udine, Italy: Aged 43.

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

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