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 Alexander Oswald Brodie

Alexander Oswald Brodie

Birth
Edwards, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 10 May 1918 (aged 68)
Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Lot 1525-WS
Memorial ID 6725712 · View Source
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United States Army Officer, Arizona Territorial Governor. He entered West Point in 1866, graduating 27th in the class of 1870. He served in the Indian Wars from the time of his graduation until his resignation from the army in 1877. In 1893 he re-enlisted in the United States Army, being assigned to the Arizona Territory. Although he would only served for six months before he was discharged, his move to the Arizona Territory would be an important highlight of his life. After his discharge he remained there, putting his West Point education to use in the field of Civil Engineering. He would also serve as the first commander of the Arizona National Guard until 1892. With the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he helped form the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, which also became known as The Rough Riders. With the rank of Major, he served as third in command of the unit behind Leonard Wood and Theodore Roosevelt. During the war, he would sustain a wound to the wrist and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He was mustered out of the army in September 1898, and went back home to Arizona and his engineering practice. In 1902, he became Govorner of the Arizona Territory serving until 1905. In that same year, he re-entered the army for the fourth time and final time, serving in the Philippines until 1907, when he became the Adjutant General of the Department of the Dakotas. He served in this position until 1911, when he became the Adjutant General of California. He served in this position for one year, retiring the following year with the rank of Colonel, to Haddonfield, New Jersey, where he would die six years later.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Oswald Brodie (12 Nov 1849–10 May 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6725712, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .