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Lieut Jules Garesche "Garry" Ord
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1866
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1898, Cuba

The Dallas Morning News July 4, 1898
Lieut. Ord Known At San Antonio
Spent the Greater Portion of His Life in Southwest Texas
San Antonio, Texas, July 3. Lieut. Jules G. Ord of the Sixth Regiment whose name is in the list of those killed before Santiago on July 2 was well known here. Garesche Ord, as he was best known to his friends, was a son of the late Major General E.O.C. Ord and had spent the greater portion of his life in San Antonio and southwest Texas, his father having resided at Fort Sam Houston, near here, for many years as Commander of the Department of Texas.

Lieut. Ord entered the service as a Private in 1887 and after having served as a Quartermaster Sergeant in the first infantry on November 6, 1890. The following year he was made First Lieutenant of the Sixth Infantry, his position at the time of his death. Lieut. Ord leaves several relatives in southwest Texas and has two brothers in the Army, both of whom are officers.

Fort Wayne News July 26, 1898
Lieutenant Ord was named after Colonel Garesche, a friend of his father and Rosecrans's Chief of Staff, who was killed by a cannon ball at the side of his General in the Battle of Stone River.

"Garry" Ord, as he was called by his friends, was about 31 years old. He enlisted in the Fourteenth Infantry in 1887 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Eighteenth Infantry in 1890. Two years ago he was made First Lieutenant in the Sixth Infantry. He has two brothers in the service. Ord was a man of splendid physique and of such a frank and manly disposition that every one was instinctively attracted to him. Before the expedition left Tampa Ord heard that General Shafter was about to order him West on recruiting duty. He was heartbroken and went to the General to expostulate. The General listened for a while and then said, "Well you can go to the front of you want to. I will send someone else on recruiting duty."

Ord was jubilant. The men of the Sixth Infantry were extremely attached to Ord. He had that peculiar faculty which pertains to some officers of inspiring the love and respect of the men under him till it amounts to devotion. When he was killed at the fight at San Juan he was acting as aid on the staff of General Hawkins. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818 - 1883)
  Mary Mercer Thompson Ord (1834 - 1894)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Ord Preston (1851 - 1915)*
  Roberta Augusta Ord Trevino (1856 - 1884)*
  Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1858 - 1923)*
  James Thompson Ord (1863 - 1905)*
  Mary Ord Hillcoat (1865 - 1899)*
  Jules Garesche Ord (1866 - 1898)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 982
 
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Record added: Sep 04, 2009
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- Guardian
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
In remembrance of your honored service
- truchasnm
 Added: Aug. 3, 2013
May you rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Dec. 5, 2010
 
 
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