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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1899

Vol. IV

(Born N. Y.)

Stuart Heintzelman​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born New York, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1895 to Feb. 15, 1899, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Feb. 15, 1899)

Served: Garrison duty at Fort Riley, Kan., March 5 to July 2, 1899. — Commanding post of Fort Sherman, Ida., July 11 to Dec. 9, 1899. — Garrison duty at Fort Walla Walla, Wash., to March 22, 1900. — En route to and on duty with 4th Cavalry in the Philippines to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: En route and with 4th Cavalry in the Philippines, to Aug. 1, 1900; joined 6th Cavalry, in the field, Tientsin, China, Aug. 18, 1900; engagement near Tientsin, Aug. 19, 1900; Acting Regimental Quartermaster, Aug. 21, 1900 to July 12, 1901; Aide-de‑Camp to Brigadier-General S. S. Sumner, April 28, 1901 to July 31, 1902, in the Philippine Islands.

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— En route to the U. S. and on leave, Aug. 1, 1902 to Jan. 12, 1903; at World's Fair, St. Louis, to Sept. 8, 1903; commanding Troop K, 6th Cavalry, Fort Keogh, Mont., Sept. 10, 1903 to Aug. 16, 1904; at Infantry and Cavalry School, 1904 to 1905, Honor Graduate; Staff College, 1905 to 1906.

(Captain, 6th Cavalry, Oct. 20, 1905)

— Assistant to Chief of Staff, Fort Riley, Camp of Instruction, Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 1906; Regimental Adjutant, 6th Cavalry, Nov. 1, 1906 to Dec. 18, 1908, at Fort Meade, S. D., and Jolo, P. I.; Adjutant and Clerk of Course, Philippines Division Military Meet, 1908 and 1909; detailed Major, Philippine Scouts, Dec. 11, 1908; commanding 3d Battalion, Philippine Scouts, to May 31, 1909; en route to the U. S., and Instructor, Military Art Department, Army Service Schools, Aug. 19, 1909 to –––––. Philippine and China campaign badges.

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

(Born Nov. 19, 1876.)

Military History. —

Captain, 6th Cavalry, Oct. 20, 1905.

At Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Instructor in Department of Military Art, Army Service Schools, September, 1909, to Aug. 14, 1912; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and at Texas City, Texas, commanding Troop, Sept. 18, 1912, to Dec. 4, 1914; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Instructor in Department of Military Art, Army Service Schools, Dec. 18, 1914, to May, 1916; at Presidio, Texas, commanding Troop, May 20 to Oct. 10, 1916; at Princeton University, N. J., Military Instructor, October, 1916, to

(Major of Cavalry, May 15, 1917)

June 21, 1917; sailed for France July 14, 1917;

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

in Operations Section, General Staff, A. E. F., to Jan. 24, 1918; (Observer with French, Aisne Offensive, October, 1917; observer with French 10th Army in Italy, November, 1917, to January, 1918); Chief, Operations Section, 1st Corps, A. E. F., Jan. 25 to June 20, 1918; Chief of Staff, 4th Corps, June 21 to

 p884  (Colonel, National Army, July 17, 1918)

Sept. 20, 1918, participating in St. Mihiel Offensive; Chief of Staff, 2d Army, holding front north of Toul, Sept. 21, 1918, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918)

April 15, 1919, when Army was demobilized; at General Hdqrs., A. E. F., engaged in preparation of report, April 17 to July 9, 1919; en route to U. S. to July 20, 1919; at Washington, D. C., Director, General Staff College to ––––

(Honorably Discharged as Brigadier-General, Only, July 31, 1919)

Degree of M. A. conferred by Princeton University; Campaign badges, Philippine, China, Mexican border and Victory; Commander of the Legion of Honor; Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy; awarded Croix de Guerre with Palm;


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He organized the headquarters of the Fourth Army Corps and later, as chief of staff of this corps, directed, with great success, the staff of this organization prior to and during the St. Mihiel offensive. As chief of staff of the Second Army, he had a prominent part in organizing it as a fighting unit. His tact, energy, and military ability were important elements in the success of this command."

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918.

At Washington, D. C., Director, General Staff College, July 10, 1919, to

 p492  Returned to Grade of Major, July 31, 1919.

Lieutenant-Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1920.

Jan. 29, 1921 (General Staff, Dec. 24, 1920); at Fort Sheridan, Ill., Headquarters 6th Corps Area, to Aug. 21, 1921; at Washington, D. C., Office Chief of Staff (Assistant Chief of Staff, Sept. 1, 1921) to

Colonel of Infantry, Nov. 7, 1921.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Dec. 29, 1922.

July 1, 1924; on leave of absence to Aug. 15, 1924; at Fort Benning, Ga., Infantry School, to Sept. 19, 1924; en route to Hawaii to Oct. 24, 1924; at Schofield Barracks, commanding 22nd Infantry Brigade, to June 2, 1927; en route to the United States and station, to Oct. 24, 1927; at Fort Totten, N. Y., commanding Harbor Defenses of Eastern New York, to July 7, 1929; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Commandant, The Command and General Staff School and commanding post, since July 11, 1929.

Campaign badges: Philippine, China, Mexican border and Victory; Commander of the Legion of Honor; Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy; Croix de Guerre with Palm.

Civil History. — Degree of M. A. conferred by Princeton University.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Brig.‑Gen., Dec. 29, 1922.)

At Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., Comdt. C. & G. S. School and comdg. Post, July 11, 1929, to

(Maj.‑Gen., Dec. 1, 1931.)

Feb. 1935; at Omaha, Nebr., comdg. 7th C. A., to July 6, 1935.

Died, July 6, 1935, at Hot Springs, Ark.: Aged 58.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1936.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

[note found only in the Supplement, Vol. V]

1 Son of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.C. S. Heintzelman, class of 1867; grandson of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.S. P. Heintzelman, class of 1826.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Heintzelman's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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