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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1904

Vol. V

(Born Pa.)

Chauncey L. Fenton

(Ap'd O.)


Born Edinburg, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 19, 1900 to June 15, 1904, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., Artillery Corps)

Served: At Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Sept. 15, 1904 to Jan. 6, 1905; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Jan. 12 to June 28, 1905; at Fort Sill, Okla., July 1 to Nov. 5, 1905; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Nov. 8, 1905 to Jan. 12, 1906; en route with horses of 8th and 13th Batteries, Field Artillery, to Seattle, Wash., to Jan. 16, 1906; at Fort Lawton, Wash., Jan. 16 to Feb. 11, 1906; en route to the Philippines on Transport Dix, in charge of horses, to March 19, 1906; at Cuartel Meisic, Manila, to May 1, 1906; at Cuartel de España, Manila, P. I., to June 1, 1906; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., to June 26, 1906; en route to the U. S. on Transport Logan, to July 27, 1906; Instructor, Department of Mathematics, at the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1906 to Aug. 13, 1910.

(First Lieut., Coast Artillery, Jan. 25, 1907)

— At Fort Terry, N. Y., with the 125th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, to –––––.

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

(Chauncey Lee Fenton, Born Jan. 14, 1880.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

At Fort Terry, N. Y., commanding company, Sept. 1, 1910, to March 8, 1911; at Galveston, Texas, commanding Machine Gun Platoon, 2nd Provisional Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps, March 23 to June 15, 1911; at Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, July 15, 1911, to

(Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, April 1, 1912)

July 1, 1912; at Fort Totten, N. Y., commanding company, Aug. 1, 1912, to Dec. 31, 1914; at Fort Monroe, Va., student officer, Coast Artillery School, to Dec. 1, 1915, and Instructor, Coast Artillery School, to Feb. 15, 1916; at Fort Monroe, Adjutant, Coast Defenses of Chesapeake Bay, to June 4, 1917;

(Detailed to General Staff Corps, June 4, 1917)

at Washington, D. C., at Army War College, June 8 to

(Major of Field Artillery, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Oct. 1, 1917; (relieved from detail in General Staff, Aug. 16, 1917); on tour of observation with British and French Armies as member of staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hugh L. Scott, Oct. 3 to Dec. 20, 1917; (during this time participated in Cambrai Major Operation with 61st Division, British Army); at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, Jan. 1 to

(Detailed to General Staff Corps, Jan. 17, 1918)

April 1, 1918; member of Staff (Operations) of Chief of Artillery, 1st Army, A. E. F., April 23 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, National Army, June 13, 1918)

Oct. 16, 1918, during which period he participated in following Major Operations: Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Somme Offensive, (period of 10 days with 8th Corps, British Army);

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, U. S. A., Oct. 16, 1918)

Member of Staff (Artillery Information and Counter Battery), Chief of Artillery, 2nd Army, A. E. F., Oct. 17 to Dec. 11, 1918; en route  p1081 to U. S. to Dec. 23, 1918; at Washington, D. C., with Operations Division, (Personnel), General Staff, Jan. 1, 1919, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, Apr. 1, 1912.

Colonel, Temporary, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 16, 1918.

At Washington, D. C., with Operations Division, General Staff, Jan. 1, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

Major, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1920.

Aug., 1922; (detail to General Staff Corps expired Jan. 16, 1922, but was continued on General Staff duty until entrance to War College, Aug. 15, 1922; on leave of absence in Europe, May 11 to Aug. 14, 1922); student officer at Army War College, Aug. 15, 1922, to June 30, 1923, when he was graduated; at Fort Monroe, Va., Assistant Executive for War Plans and Training on staff of Commanding General, 3rd Coast Artillery District, to Aug. 24, 1924; at U. S. Military Academy, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Aug. 25, 1924, to Aug. 20, 1927; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, to

Lieutenant-Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1928.

July 1, 1928, when he was graduated; at U. S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Electricity, to Oct. 16, 1928; Professor of Chemistry and Electricity, Oct. 16,º 1928, to ––––

Lieutenant-Colonel and Professor, Oct. 17, 1928.


Distinguished Service Medal.

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services as chief of a section of the General Staff during the period of demobilization and reorganization of the Army. He has rendered conspicuous service in the solution of intricate and important problems pertaining to the scientific utilization of the commissioned personnel of the Army."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Lt.‑Col. and Prof. of Chemistry & Electricity, U. S. M. A., Oct. 17, 1928;

Col. and Prof. of Chemistry & Electricity, Oct. 17, 1938.

Civil History: — Pres. and Director, First National Bank, Highland Falls, N. Y., Aug., 1933 to ––––

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

(Col CAC 1 May 35)

West Point NY, Col and Prof of Chemistry and Electricity, USMA, 17 Oct 38‑

(Col Ret 31 Jan 44, opn law, changed 17 Apr 46 to dsbl)

— AD, 1 Feb 44‑


13 Jun 46.

(Brig Gen Ret 19 Oct 48)

Civil History: — Pres and Dir, First National Bank, Highland Falls NY, Aug 33–; Pres and Dir, West Point Alumni Foundation, Jan 46–; Dir, Conference of American Small Business Organizations, Jan 47–; Pres, Assn of Graduates, USMA, Jun 47–; 26 River Ave Cornwall‑on‑Hudson NY

Died, Feb. 8, 1962, at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.: Aged 82.​b

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Fenton's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates, where it is spelled Edinburgh.

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b Gen. Fenton died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the WPAOG memorial article.

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