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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ainsworth, Frederick Crayton, 1852- (search)
Ainsworth, Frederick Crayton, 1852- Military officer; born in Woodstock, Vt., Sept. 11, 1852; was appointed a first lieutenant and assistant surgeon in the United States army in 1874; promoted major and surgeon in 1891; colonel and chief of the Record and Pension Office in the War Department in 1892; and brigadier-general in 1899. He invented and introduced the index-record card system, by the use of which the full military history of any soldier may be immediately traced. About 50,000.000 of these cards have been placed on file, and their introduction has resulted in a yearly saving of more than $400,000. In 1898 he succeeded Gen. George W. Davis as supervisor of the publication of the official records of the Civil War.
he following nominations for the reorganized army: to be Lieutenant-General. Maj.-Gen. Nelson A. Miles. to be Major-Generals. Brig.-Gen. Samuel B. M. Young, U. S. A. Col. Adna R. Chaffee, 8th Cavalry, U. S. A. (Major-General, U. S. V.). Brig.-Gen. Arthur MacArthur, U. S. A. (Major-General, U. S. V.). to be brigadier-Generals. Col. John C. Bates, 2d Infantry, U. S. A. (Major-General U. S. V.). Col. Lloyd Wheaton, 7th Infantry, U. S. A. (Major-General, U. S. V.). Col. George W. Davis, 23d Infantry (Brigadier-General, U. S. V.). Col. Theodore Schwan, Assistant Adjutant-General, U. S. A. (Brigadier-General, U. S. V.). Col. Samuel S. Sumner. 6th Cavalry, U. S. A. Capt. Leonard Wood, Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A. (Major-General, U. S. V.). Col. Robert H. Hall, 4th Infantry, U. S. A. (Brigadier-General, U. S. V.). Col. Robert P. Hughes, Inspector-General, U. S. A. (Brigadier-General, U. S. V.). Col. George M. Randall, 8th Infantry, U. S. A. (Brigadier-General
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Davis, George Whitefield, 1839- (search)
Davis, George Whitefield, 1839- Military officer; born in Thompson, Conn., July 26, 1839; entered the Union army as quartermaster's sergeant in the 11th Connecticut Infantry, Nov. 27, 1861; became first lieutenant in the same regiment April 5, 1862; captain and assistant quartermaster and major and quartermaster in May, 1865; and was mustered out of the service, April 20, 1866. On Jan. 22, 1867, he was appointed captain in the 14th United States Infantry; in 1894 was promoted to major of 14th Infantry. At the beginning of the war with Spain he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers; was honorably discharged under that commission and reappointed to the same rank, April 14, 1899. On Oct. 19, 1899, he was Brig.-Gen. George Whitefield Davis. promoted to colonel of the 23d United States Infantry; and on the reorganization of the regular army, in February, 1901, he was appointed one of the new brigadier-generals. He was for several years a member of the board on Publi