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Not among the officers alone did yellow fever seek its victims; the employees attached to these headquarters also suffered from that disease. Forty-eight fell victims to it, with 11 deaths. All of these were exposed during many trying months to the then dreaded and mysterious disease. Without flinching from duty, they died without inspiration and excitement of war, but as good soldiers, doing their
The services of Cols. W. V. Richards and H. L. Scott, adjutantsgeneral; Maj. James B. Hickey, assistant adjutant-general, and Col. George H. Burton, inspector-general, have been exceedingly valuable, the many important, varied, and complex problems incident to their semi military-civil assignments having been handled and solved with an ability and precision only the fruit of matured judgment.
Maj. Chauncey B. Baker, chief quartermaster, has ably conducted his department; Col. H. H. C. Dunwoody, chief signal officer, has established, equipped, and maintained throughout the island a system of tele. graphic communication which has been of incalculable value; Capt. H. J. Slocum, Seventh Cavalry, has superintended and directed in a most efficient and intelligent manner the reorganization of the rural guard of the island; Lieuts. Matthew E. Hanna, Frank R. McCoy, and Edward Carpenter, aides-de-camp, have faithfully, efficiently, and intelligently served in all branches of the public service, and the following officers have efficiently and thoroughly performed the duties devolving upon them: Lieut. Col. Wm. L. Alexander, chief commissary; Maj. Valery Havard, chief surgeon; Maj. Wm. M. Black, chief engineer; Maj. Harry F. Hodges, chief engineer; Lieut. Col. F. S. Dodge, chief paymaster; Maj. John C. Muhlenberg, chief paymaster; Capt. Medorem Crawford, chief ordnance officer; Maj. M. C. Wyeth, medical supply officer; Maj. L. V. Caziare, Artillery Corps, assistant adjutant-general, supervisor of police and provost-marshal of Habana; Capt. 0. A. Nesmith, chief signal officer; Capt. Roht. H. Rolfe, quartermaster, U. S. A., assistant to the chief quartermaster, and formerly assistant inspector-general; Col. Edgar S. Dudley and Maj. George M. Dunn, judge-advocates of the department; Maj. Tasker H. Bliss, commissary, U. S. A., chief of customs service and collector for the port of Habana; Maj. Wm. C. Gorgas, surgeon, U. S. A., chief sanitary officer of Habana; Maj. Jefferson R. Kean, surgeon, Ú. S. A., superintendent of the department of charities; Maj. Dámaso T. Lainé, surgeon, U. S. V., attending surgeon, department headquarters, and assistant to the chief surgeon; Maj. Ezra B. Fuller, Tenth Cavalry, assistant to the inspector-general, "Habana; Maj. B. K. Roberts, assistant to the inspector-general; Capt. Wm. S. Scott, quartermaster, U. S. A., in charge of Jucaro and Moron Railroad, Ciego de Avila; Capt. Walter B. Barker, quartermaster, U. S. A., quartermaster, Cienfuegos; Capt. Jacob E. Bloom, commissary, U. S. A., assistant to depot commissary, Habana; Capt. Wm. H. Block, assistant surgeon, U. S. V., on duty at medical supply depot, Habana; Capt. Otto Becker, paymaster, U.S. A., Habana; Capt. John R. Lynch, paymaster, U. S. A., Šantiago; First Lieut. William J. Barden, Corps of Engineers, chief engineer, city of Habana; First Lieut. Harry F. Jackson, Artillery Corps, assistant to the chief engineer of the department; First Lieut. Rush S. Wells, Eighth Cavalry, on special duty at department headquarters; First Lieut. Evan H. Humphrey, Eighth Cavalry, acting assistant
quartermaster, assistant to the chief quartermaster of the department; Contract Surg. A. Agramonte, U. S. A., in charge of department laboratory, Habana.
The remarks of the adjutant-general relating to Mr. Frank Steinhart, chief clerk of this department, and the clerks serving under him are heartily indorsed and concurred in by me, and to Mr. Steinhart and his force of clerks are my thanks especially due for honest, faithful, and most intelligent work. I have the honor to be, sir, very respectfully,
LEONARD WOOD, Major-General, U. S. V., Commanding.
FINAL REPORT OF BRIG. GEN. FITZHUGH LEE, U. S. V., COM
MANDING THE DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN CUBA.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN CUBA,
Quemados, November 15, 1900. ADJUTANT-GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY,
Washington, D. C. (Through Headquarters Division of Cuba.) SIR: The Department of Western Cuba having been discontinued, this date, pursuant to paragraph 1, General Orders, No. 131, Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant-General's Office, current series, I have the honor to submit the following report concerning the administration of departmental affairs for the period from July 1 to November 15, 1900, which were not mentioned in my last annual report.
The stations of troops have remained as then reported; the entire Seventh Cavalry, with one light battery of the Second Artillery, at Columbia Barracks, under the command of Col. T. A. Baldwin, Seventh Cavalry; eight batteries of the Second Artillery, under the command of Col. W. L. Haskin, of that regiment, at the artillery defenses of Habana; the entire Second Cavalry at Hamilton Barracks, Matanzas, under the command of Col. H. E. Noyes, of that regiment; headquarters, band, and Companies E, F, G, and H, Tenth Infantry, at Rowell Barracks, Pasa Caballos, under the command of Col. E. P. Ewers, of that regiment.
During the period herein referred to my duties have been exclusively military, except that the sanitation of garrisoned towns has continued as heretofore.
The health and general physical condition of troops has been excellent, notwithstanding this is what is known as a yellow fever year in Cuba. There have been only 13 deaths of this disease: At Columbia Barracks, 3; at Pinar del Rio Barracks (abandoned September 21), 4; at Hamilton Barracks, Matanzas, 1; at the artillery defenses of Habana, 3; at Guanajay Barracks (abandoned September 28), 2. The health conditions that have prevailed at Columbia Barracks, situated some 6 miles from Habana, are as good or better as among troops stationed in the States or elsewhere. The present strength of that post is 1,291; the number on sick report only 38, less than 3 per cent. These conditions have prevailed during the last summer.
I respectfully renew the recommendation made in my last annual report regarding an increase in the clothing allowance for enlisted men serving in tropical countries.
Enlisted men are comfortably quartered at all posts; officers and their families fairly so. The new officers' cottages constructed and now in process of construction at Columbia Barracks will, it is thought, furnish necessary accommodations for the post.
The entire regiment of the Second Cavalry having been concentrated at Matanzas, it has been necessary to quarter some of the troops in the old Spanish barracks in the city. This is not considered advisable from a sanitary point of view. There are other reasons also which make it advisable for troops to be quartered outside of towns and near their officers.
It is recommended that as soon as deemed advisable by the division commander a home squadron from the Second and Seventh Regiments of cavalry be returned to the United States. These regiments have never as yet had home squadrons.
Rations and commissary supplies furnished have been satisfactory. The ration furnished is ample, but might have more variety.
The elections for members to the constitutional convention in the department passed off quietly without disorder of
kind. Accompanying this report are the reports of my staff officers and also those of the commanding officers of the different posts. I take pleasure in calling attention to them and in stating that all of these officers have satisfactorily and conscientiously discharged all duties pertaining to their respective positions. Very respectfully,
FITZHUGH LEE, Brigadier-General, Commanding.
REPORT OF LIEUT. COL. J. M. LEE, SIXTH U. S. INFANTRY, COMMANDANT UNITED STATES INFANTRY AND CAVALRY SCHOOL.
UNITED STATES INFANTRY AND CAVALRY SCHOOL,
Fort Leavenworth, Kans., October 2, 1901. The ADJUTANT-GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY,
Washington, D. C. Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report pertaining to the United States Infantry and Cavalry School for the year ending June 30, 1901. Capt. R. N. Getty, First Infantry, was relieved by Maj. J. J. O'Connell, First Infantry, from duty as commandant July 19, 1900.
Maj. J. J. O'Connell, First Infantry, was relieved by the undersigned March 20, 1901. The following-named officers were on duty as secretary during the past year: First Lieut. J. N. Pickering, First Infantry, from July 1 to August 14, 1900; First Lieut. H. H. Tebbetts, First Infantry, from August 14, 1900, to March 20, 1901; Capt. R. H. Allen, Twenty-ninth Infantry, from March 20 to June 30, 1901. An appropriation of $3,000 was received August 13, 1900.
WAR 1901-VOL 1, PT III
Expended during the fiscal year. 756 books for library..
$1, 966. 33 Maps and periodicals.
259.09 Office and library furniture.
272. 42 Photographic supplies .
186. 66 Printing supplies ...
71. 25 Repair of instruments
1. 25 Extra-duty pay of enlisted men
3,000.00 The school has not been in operation during the year.
Civilian employees.-One clerk as librarian; one clerk, July 1, 1900, to January 5, 1901 (resigned). No clerk at school since January 5, 1901. Extra-duty men employed in care and preservation of property and printing a catalogue of library books now in preparation.
Attention is respectfully invited to the annual report for June 30, 1900, in which I concur.
Should it be intended to materially increase the number of student officers it will be necessary to provide further accommodations.
J. M. LEE, Lieutenant-Colonel, Sixth Infantry, Commandant.
REPORT OF COL. GEORGE B. RODNEY, COMMANDANT UNITED
STATES CAVALRY AND FIELD ARTILLERY SCHOOL.
CAVALRY AND FIELD ARTILLERY SCHOOL,
Fort Riley, Kans., September 1, 1901. The ADJUTANT-GENERAL UNITED STATES ARMY,
Washington, D. C. SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report in compliance with paragraph 9, School Regulations:
Due to the frequent changes in the garrison at this post and the small number of cavalry troops present during the period allotted to field work, the scheme of instructions for the Cavalry and Field Artillery School could not be followed, but the course of instruction conformed as fully as possible to General Orders, No. 19, Headquarters Department of the Missouri, 1900, and General Orders, No. 7, Headquarters Department of the Missouri, March 4, 1901.
Monthly reports of this instruction and the deviations from the course prescribed, with reasons therefor, were submitted to the Adjutant-General Department of the Missouri.
A few combined exercises were conducted, but the lack of cavalry troops and the great preponderance of artillery placed limitations on the work that could be carried out.
PRESENT FOR DUTY JUNE 30, 1900.
Organizations.—Troop B, Eighth Cavalry, enlisted men, 96; Troop D, Ninth Cavalry, enlisted men, 98.
Officers.-Maj. William Stanton, Eighth Cavalry; Capt. C. M. O'Connor, Eighth Cavalry; Capt.'c. W. Farber, Eighth Cavalry; First Lieut. T. Q. Donaldson, jr., Eighth Cavalry; First Lieut. A. G. Lott, Eighth Cavalry.
Organizations.—Troop A, Fourteenth Cavalry, 69 enlisted men; Troop B, Fourteenth Cavalry, 72 enlisted men; Troop C, Fourteenth Cavalry, 72 enlisted men; Troop D, Fourteenth Cavalry, 74 enlisted
Officers.-Maj. C. M. O'Connor, Fourteenth Cavalry, April 22, 1901; Capt. Alonzo Gray, Fourteenth Cavalry, April 22, 1901; Capt. William Yates, August 15, 1901; Capt. H. B. Crosby, Fourteenth Cavalry, April 22, 1901; Capt. C. G. Sawtelle, jr., Eighth Cavalry, June 27, 1901; Capt. M. M. McNamee, Fourteenth Cavalry, July 30, 1901; First Lieut. George Williams, Fourteenth Cavalry, August 4, 1901; First Lieut. Paul T. Hayne, jr., Fourteenth Cavalry, August 9, 1901; First Lieut. Theodore Schultz, Fourteenth Cavalry, August 29, 1901; Second Lieut. G. M. Russell, Fourteenth Cavalry, April 22, 1901; Second Lieut. L. W.Prunty, Fourth Cavalry, April 22, 1901; Second Lieut. A.C. Keyes, Fourteenth Cavalry, April 22, 1901; Veterinarian R. B. Corcoran, Eighth Cavalry, January 8, 1901.
Organizations. ---Troop B, Eighth Cavalry, July 8, 1901; Troop D, Eighth Cavalry, July 8, 1901.
Officers.-Maj. William Stanton, Eighth Cavalry, July 8, 1901; Maj. C. M. O'Connor, Eighth Cavalry, February 24, 1901; Capt. C.W. Farber, Eighth Cavalry, July 8, 1901; Capt. Ť. Q. Donaldson, jr., Eighth Cavalry, April 5, 1901; Capt. C. G. Sawtelle, jr., Eighth Cavalry, July 8, 1901; First Lieut. A. G. Lott, Eighth Cavalry July 15, 1901; Veterinarian R. B. Corcoran, Eighth Cavalry, July 8, 1901.
[Including gains since last report.]
Maj. Charles E. Woodruff, surgeon, post surgeon; Capt. J. N. Kilian, commissary, post commissary; Capt. C.C. Hearn, Artillery Corps, post quartermaster; Capt. Thomas J. Dickson, chaplain, temporary duty; First Lieut. E. W. Winn, assistant surgeon, duty at post; First Lieut. L. le R. Krebs, assistant surgeon, temporary duty; Edwin Tignor, contract dental surgeon, duty at post.
A series of lectures and theoretical and practical instruction in horseshoeing were given by the chief farrier to the farriers and blacksmiths.
Attention is respectfully invited to the report of the commander of the light artillery battalion herewith inclosed, marked "A,” also to the financial statement of the school secretary for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1901, attached and marked "B."
I quote below the recommendations made last year, which I respectfully renew:
I would respectfully recommend that kitchens be added to the cavalry barracks for the following reasons:
1. The conditions of the general mess at this post are so different from those of a troop mess in garrison and in the field that officers, noncommissioned officers, and men can not get the training contemplated in paragraphs 280-286 of Army Regulations, 1895. This training is most essential to the organizations at this post, which are composed almost entirely of recruits.