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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1904

Vol. V

(Born Ore.)

Henry R. Adair

(Ap'd Ore.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 1, 1900 to June 15, 1904, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 10th Cavalry)

Served: At Fort Robinson, Neb., Sept. 15 to Jan. 31, 1907; on special duty, Progressive Military Map of the U. S., in Western Nebraska, Aug. 22 to Sept. 22, 1905; on leave, Dec. 20, 1905 to Jan. 1, 1906; special duty, Range Officer at army rifle competition, Fort Sheridan, Ill., and national rifle competition, Sea Girt, N. J., Aug. 1 to Sept. 15, 1906; expedition in Montana and Wyoming after Ute Indians, Oct. 21 to Nov. 15, 1906; on leave, Jan. 31, 1907; en route to the Philippine Islands, March 5, 1907 to –––––; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., April 2, 1907; special duty, Progressive Military Map of the Philippines, in Batangas and Tayabas Provinces, June 24 to Aug. 24, 1907; at Camp Wallace, Union, P. I., March 18 to May 14, 1908; at Fort McKinley, P. I., May 14 to –––––.

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

(Henry Rodney Adair, Born April 13, 1882.)

Military History. — At Fort William McKinley, P. I., May 14, 1908, to May 16, 1909; en route to U. S., to July 25, 1909; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., with Troop, July 28, 1909, to

(First Lieut., 10th Cavalry, June 26, 1911)

September, 1911; (at Camp of Instruction, Pine Camp, N. Y., July 15 to Aug. 31, 1910; participated in military riding events at Montreal, Canada, Horse Show, May‑June, 1911); at Ft. Riley, Kans., student officer at Mounted Service School, Sept. 25, 1911, to June 30, 1912, when he rejoined his Troop in the field in Eastern Department, returning with it to Fort Ethan Allen Sept. 4, 1912; at Fort Ethan Allen to Dec. 5, 1913; (at Camp of Instruction near Winchester, Va., June 15 to Oct. 12, 1913); with Troop at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and on Mexican border, December, 1913, to July 29, 1914; at Fort Riley, Kans., student officer at Mounted Service School, July 31, 1914, to July 1, 1915; at Naco, Arizona, with Troop, July 7 to Sept. 29, 1915; training remounts, Sept. 30 to Oct. 30, 1915; Acting Regimental Adjutant from March 11, 1916; with Regiment with Punitive Expedition into Mexico, March 16 to June 21, 1916.

Killed in Action, June 21, 1916, at Carrizal, Mexico: Aged 34.​a

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

Buried, River View Cemetery, Portland, OR.

Thayer's Note:

a Details of the engagement at Carrizal and Lt. Adair's death are told by William Ganoe (as part of a connected narrative on the Mexican hostilities) in The History of the United States Army, p459.

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