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Col Edwin Bradford Bolton

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Col Edwin Bradford Bolton

Birth
Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, USA
Death
20 Jan 1937 (aged 86)
Paradise, Butte County, California, USA
Burial
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Plot
Section OS Row 42 Site 2
Memorial ID
3521201 View Source

EDWIN BRADFORD BOLTON
USMA CLASS OF 1875
CULLUM'S REGISTER # 2588

THIRTY SIX YEARS ARMY SERVICE
COLONEL, 4TH INFANTRY
INDIAN WARS VETERAN
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR VETERAN
TWO DUTY TOURS - PHILIPPINES

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2588. (Born Mis ). EDWIN B. BOLTON. (Ap'd Mis ) 39

Military History---Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1871 to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(SECOND LIEUT.. , 23RD INFANTRY, JUNE 16, 1875 )

Served on frontier duty at Cheyenne Depot, Wy. , Sept 30, 1875 to Dec. 18, 1877,----Ft. Reno, I. T., Jan. 2-28, 1877---- Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., July 6, 1877 to Dec. 3, 1878 ( leave of absence, Dec. 3, 1878 to Jan 2, 1879 ),---- and Ft. Supply, I. T. , to Nov. 21, 1879; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Mississippi Military Institute, to July, 1880, and at the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College to Mar. 15, 1883, on frontier duty at Ft. Bliss, Tex. , to June 13, 1884,---

( FIRST LIEUT., 23RD INFANTRY, Feb. 15, 1884 )

Regimental Adjutant, Apr. 1, 1886 to Apr. 1, 1890,----and Ft. Wayne , Mich., to----

( Supplement, Vol. IV; 1890-1900 )

Military History, --- Relieved as Adjutant, 23rd Infantry, April 1, 1890, at the expiration of four years detail,--- Served; In command of company at Fort Wayne, Mich., till May 8, 1890.---- San Antonio, Tex., till Aug 2, 1890.---- Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Kansas State Agricultural College, Aug. 11, 1890 to March 1, 1894.

( CAPTAIN OF INFANTRY, 23RD INFANTRY, OCT 21, 1890 )

---- Served in Department of Texas, March 8, 1894 to April 18, 1898.---- In camp at New Orleans, April 23 to May 24, 1898.---- In camp at San Francisco, May 28 to June 26, 1898.--- On transport INDIANA, en route to Manila, P. I. , June 21 to Aug. 5, 1898.---- Landed at Cavite in Camp Dewey and took part in capture of Manila, Aug. 13, 1898.---- Fort Santiago, Manila P. I., Aug. 18 to ---with occasional putting on the firing line against Insurgents, Feb. 4, 1899 to ----commanding battalion , 23rd Infantry, June 26 to Aug. 10, 1898, and from Aug 25, 1898 to ---

(TRANSFERRED TO 16TH INFANTRY, OCT 28, 1899 )
( MAJOR OF INFANTRY, 24TH INFANTRY, JUNE 9, 1900 )

( Supplement: Vol. V, 1900-1910 )

Military History, ----- Served Fort Santiago, Manila, P. I., Aug 18, 1898 to May 17, 1899, with occasional outings on the firing line against insurgents, Feb 4, 1899 to May 17, 1899; commanded Battalion 23rd Infantry, June 26 to August 10, 1898, and from Aug. 25, 1898 to Oct 2, 1899; at Yolo, Sulu Archipelago, P. I., May 19 to October 2, 1899; transferred to 16th Infantry, October 28, 1899; commanding company and battalion guarding Manila and Dagupan Railroad between Caloocan and San Fernando, making occasional hikes after Insurgents, Oct. 31 to Dec. 22, 1899; en route with regiment to Cagayan Valley, Northern Luzon, Dec. 24 to Dec 31, 1899; invalided to General Hospital, Presidio, San Francisco, for operation (Hernia ) Jan, 10 to Sept. 1, 1900.

( MAJOR, 24TH INFANTRY, JUNE 9, 1900 )

----- Joined regiment, Oct 10, 1900, at Tayuggan, Pangasinan P. P., commanded battalion with stations San Jose and Humigan, operating against Insurgents, Nueva Ecija, Oct. 12, 1900 to Sept 1, 1901; Acting Inspector General, 2d Brigade ,Headquarters, San Fernando, Pampanga, Sept. 6, 1901 to June 16, 1902: sailed with regiment for San Francisco, Cal., July 7, 1902 ; commanded battalion, Fort Assinniboine, Montana, Aug. 15, 1902 to Sept 1, 1903.

( LIEUT. COLONEL, 10th INFANTRY, Aug. 9, 1903 )

---- Joined regiment at Cantonement Presidio of San Francisco, Nov. 14, 1903; commanded regiment maneuvers , American Lake, Washington, 1904, Fort Wright, Washington, July 24, 1904 to July 4, 1906, and Fort Gibbon, Alaska, July 31, 1906 to May 26, 1907.

( COLONEL, 4TH INFANTRY, DEC 2, 1906 )

---- Joined regiment, July 11, 1907; commanded Fort Thomas, Kentucky, July 11, 1907 to Feb. 28, 1908; en route with regiment to Philippines, Feb. 28, 1908 to April 1, 1908; commanded Camp Jossman, Guimaras Island, Province of Iloilo, P. I., April 11, 1908 to----

( Supplement Vol VI, 1910-1920)

( Edwin Bradford Bolton, Born Jan. 27, 1850 )

Military History----

( COLONEL, 4TH INFANTRY, DEC 2, 1906 )

At Camp Jossman, Guimaras Island, Province of Iloilo, P. I., April 11, 1908 to May 6, 1910; en route with regiment from Camp Jossman to U. S. May 6 to June 11, 1910; at Fort Crook, Neb., commanding regiment and post June 22 to Nov 6, 1910 ( commanded regiment participating in Maneuvers at Fort Riley, Kans., and the Military Tournaments at Des Moines , Iowa and at Fort Omaha, Neb. , during summer and fall of 1910 ); on leave of absence, Nov, 16, 1910 to March 11, 1911.

( COLONEL, U. S. A., RETIRED, MARCH 10, 1911,
AT HIS OWN REQUEST, AFTER OVER 30 YEARS SERVICE. )

Since retirement, resided in Sacramento, Cal., 1910-1911, and in Berkeley, Cal, Dec. 1, 1911 to----

Civil History.----Resides in Berkeley during the inclement months of the year and in the Sierra Mountains, Plumas and Lassen Counties, California , during the more pleasant weather; fishing, hunting, trying to mine for gold and to reclaim desert land for farming.

( Supplement, Vol. VII; 1920-1930 )

Military History:------

( COLONEL, U. S. A., RETIRED, MAR. 10, 1911
AT HIS OWN REQUEST, AFTER OVER 39 YEARS SERVICE )

Civil History.---- Resides in Berkeley, Calif.

( Supplement. Vol VIII: 1930-1940 )

Military History:-----

( COLONEL, RETIRED, MAR. 10, 1911 )

( DIED JAN. 27, 1937, AT PARADISE, CALIF. )

( BURIED, SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.)

Note: His tombstone reads January 20.

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Researched and Transcribed by:
ED CATTERSON
[email protected]
11/21/2021

EDWIN BRADFORD BOLTON
USMA CLASS OF 1875
CULLUM'S REGISTER # 2588

THIRTY SIX YEARS ARMY SERVICE
COLONEL, 4TH INFANTRY
INDIAN WARS VETERAN
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR VETERAN
TWO DUTY TOURS - PHILIPPINES

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

2588. (Born Mis ). EDWIN B. BOLTON. (Ap'd Mis ) 39

Military History---Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1871 to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(SECOND LIEUT.. , 23RD INFANTRY, JUNE 16, 1875 )

Served on frontier duty at Cheyenne Depot, Wy. , Sept 30, 1875 to Dec. 18, 1877,----Ft. Reno, I. T., Jan. 2-28, 1877---- Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., July 6, 1877 to Dec. 3, 1878 ( leave of absence, Dec. 3, 1878 to Jan 2, 1879 ),---- and Ft. Supply, I. T. , to Nov. 21, 1879; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Mississippi Military Institute, to July, 1880, and at the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College to Mar. 15, 1883, on frontier duty at Ft. Bliss, Tex. , to June 13, 1884,---

( FIRST LIEUT., 23RD INFANTRY, Feb. 15, 1884 )

Regimental Adjutant, Apr. 1, 1886 to Apr. 1, 1890,----and Ft. Wayne , Mich., to----

( Supplement, Vol. IV; 1890-1900 )

Military History, --- Relieved as Adjutant, 23rd Infantry, April 1, 1890, at the expiration of four years detail,--- Served; In command of company at Fort Wayne, Mich., till May 8, 1890.---- San Antonio, Tex., till Aug 2, 1890.---- Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Kansas State Agricultural College, Aug. 11, 1890 to March 1, 1894.

( CAPTAIN OF INFANTRY, 23RD INFANTRY, OCT 21, 1890 )

---- Served in Department of Texas, March 8, 1894 to April 18, 1898.---- In camp at New Orleans, April 23 to May 24, 1898.---- In camp at San Francisco, May 28 to June 26, 1898.--- On transport INDIANA, en route to Manila, P. I. , June 21 to Aug. 5, 1898.---- Landed at Cavite in Camp Dewey and took part in capture of Manila, Aug. 13, 1898.---- Fort Santiago, Manila P. I., Aug. 18 to ---with occasional putting on the firing line against Insurgents, Feb. 4, 1899 to ----commanding battalion , 23rd Infantry, June 26 to Aug. 10, 1898, and from Aug 25, 1898 to ---

(TRANSFERRED TO 16TH INFANTRY, OCT 28, 1899 )
( MAJOR OF INFANTRY, 24TH INFANTRY, JUNE 9, 1900 )

( Supplement: Vol. V, 1900-1910 )

Military History, ----- Served Fort Santiago, Manila, P. I., Aug 18, 1898 to May 17, 1899, with occasional outings on the firing line against insurgents, Feb 4, 1899 to May 17, 1899; commanded Battalion 23rd Infantry, June 26 to August 10, 1898, and from Aug. 25, 1898 to Oct 2, 1899; at Yolo, Sulu Archipelago, P. I., May 19 to October 2, 1899; transferred to 16th Infantry, October 28, 1899; commanding company and battalion guarding Manila and Dagupan Railroad between Caloocan and San Fernando, making occasional hikes after Insurgents, Oct. 31 to Dec. 22, 1899; en route with regiment to Cagayan Valley, Northern Luzon, Dec. 24 to Dec 31, 1899; invalided to General Hospital, Presidio, San Francisco, for operation (Hernia ) Jan, 10 to Sept. 1, 1900.

( MAJOR, 24TH INFANTRY, JUNE 9, 1900 )

----- Joined regiment, Oct 10, 1900, at Tayuggan, Pangasinan P. P., commanded battalion with stations San Jose and Humigan, operating against Insurgents, Nueva Ecija, Oct. 12, 1900 to Sept 1, 1901; Acting Inspector General, 2d Brigade ,Headquarters, San Fernando, Pampanga, Sept. 6, 1901 to June 16, 1902: sailed with regiment for San Francisco, Cal., July 7, 1902 ; commanded battalion, Fort Assinniboine, Montana, Aug. 15, 1902 to Sept 1, 1903.

( LIEUT. COLONEL, 10th INFANTRY, Aug. 9, 1903 )

---- Joined regiment at Cantonement Presidio of San Francisco, Nov. 14, 1903; commanded regiment maneuvers , American Lake, Washington, 1904, Fort Wright, Washington, July 24, 1904 to July 4, 1906, and Fort Gibbon, Alaska, July 31, 1906 to May 26, 1907.

( COLONEL, 4TH INFANTRY, DEC 2, 1906 )

---- Joined regiment, July 11, 1907; commanded Fort Thomas, Kentucky, July 11, 1907 to Feb. 28, 1908; en route with regiment to Philippines, Feb. 28, 1908 to April 1, 1908; commanded Camp Jossman, Guimaras Island, Province of Iloilo, P. I., April 11, 1908 to----

( Supplement Vol VI, 1910-1920)

( Edwin Bradford Bolton, Born Jan. 27, 1850 )

Military History----

( COLONEL, 4TH INFANTRY, DEC 2, 1906 )

At Camp Jossman, Guimaras Island, Province of Iloilo, P. I., April 11, 1908 to May 6, 1910; en route with regiment from Camp Jossman to U. S. May 6 to June 11, 1910; at Fort Crook, Neb., commanding regiment and post June 22 to Nov 6, 1910 ( commanded regiment participating in Maneuvers at Fort Riley, Kans., and the Military Tournaments at Des Moines , Iowa and at Fort Omaha, Neb. , during summer and fall of 1910 ); on leave of absence, Nov, 16, 1910 to March 11, 1911.

( COLONEL, U. S. A., RETIRED, MARCH 10, 1911,
AT HIS OWN REQUEST, AFTER OVER 30 YEARS SERVICE. )

Since retirement, resided in Sacramento, Cal., 1910-1911, and in Berkeley, Cal, Dec. 1, 1911 to----

Civil History.----Resides in Berkeley during the inclement months of the year and in the Sierra Mountains, Plumas and Lassen Counties, California , during the more pleasant weather; fishing, hunting, trying to mine for gold and to reclaim desert land for farming.

( Supplement, Vol. VII; 1920-1930 )

Military History:------

( COLONEL, U. S. A., RETIRED, MAR. 10, 1911
AT HIS OWN REQUEST, AFTER OVER 39 YEARS SERVICE )

Civil History.---- Resides in Berkeley, Calif.

( Supplement. Vol VIII: 1930-1940 )

Military History:-----

( COLONEL, RETIRED, MAR. 10, 1911 )

( DIED JAN. 27, 1937, AT PARADISE, CALIF. )

( BURIED, SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL CEMETERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.)

Note: His tombstone reads January 20.

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Researched and Transcribed by:
ED CATTERSON
[email protected]
11/21/2021


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