Brigadier General. Graduating from a military academy in Ossing NY, he served as a second lieutenant in the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry at 17 years old. After the Civil War, he remained in the Army assigned to the 25th Army Corps in Texas and the 8th US Cavalry in California, Oregon and Arizona fighting in many Indian campaigns until 1879. From 1881-1903, he was employed by Rathbone, Sard & Co., stove manufactur-ers in Albany. In 1903, he served as brigadier general of the 3rd brigade of the New York State Militia. In 1908, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of War by President Theodore Roosevelt and continued under President Taft, serving for 10 years.
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