Brigadier General MACOMB Montgomery Meigs

Brigadier General MACOMB Montgomery Meigs[1, 2]

Male 1852 - 1924  (71 years)

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  • Name MACOMB Montgomery Meigs 
    Prefix Brigadier General 
    Born 12 Oct 1852  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    _UID FCE592FAE5734A86ABB377C6938AF6C508A0 
    Died 19 Jan 1924  Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 22 Jan 1924  Arlington, Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Address:
    Arlington National Cemetery 
    • (Plot: Section 1, Grave 157.)
    Brigadier Geneneral Montgomery Meigs & Caroline (Luce) Macomb gravestone
    Brigadier Geneneral Montgomery Meigs & Caroline (Luce) Macomb gravestone

    Montgomery Meigs Macomb
    Brigadier General
    United States Army
    October 12th, 1852
    January 19th, 1924
    His Wife
    Caroline Luce Macomb
    January 25th, 1857
    February 10th, 1933

    Notes 
    • Montgomery Meigs Macomb (October 12, 1852 – January 19, 1924) was a United States Army Brigadier General. He was a veteran of the Spanish–American War and World War I, and was notable for serving as commander of the Hawaiian Department, the Army War College, and Fort Sill.

      He was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 12, 1852. The son of Colonel John Navarre Macomb and Ann Minerva Rodgers Macomb, the daughter of John Rodgers. Montgomery Macomb was connected by ancestry and marriage to several prominent families, including those of Philip Livingston, Alexander Macomb, and Montgomery C. Meigs.

      Macomb attended Hughes Center High School in Cincinnati, and attended Yale University from 1869 to 1870.[4] He then transferred to the United States Military Academy (West Point), from which he graduated in 1874. Ranked fourth in his class, his high standing facilitated his assignment into a coveted post with the Field Artillery. (At the time, top graduates were usually selected for the Engineers or Field Artillery.)

      His initial assignments were a posting to the Presidio (1874), Fort Wrangel, Alaska (1874–1875), and duty as aide-de-camp to Montgomery C. Meigs in Europe (1875–1876).

      Macomb took part in the Wheeler Survey of the western United States from 1876 to 1883, after which he carried out assignments at the Artillery School and with the 4th Field Artillery Regiment. From 1887 to 1891 he was an instructor at West Point, teaching both mathematics and drawing.

      From 1891 to 1896 Macomb was assigned to special duty with the Intercontinental Railway Commission, using skills developed during the Wheeler Survey to carry out exploration, surveying and mapmaking of potential railroad routes in Central and South America. He served with the 4th Field Artillery at Fort Riley from 1896 to 1898.

      During the Spanish–American War Macomb commanded Light Battery M, 7th Field Artillery Regiment in Puerto Rico (1898–1900) and the Philippines (1900–1902). Later in 1902 he was a member of the board which surveyed and reported on the defense of harbors in the Philippines.

      Upon returning to the United States in 1902 Macomb was appointed to the Army Ordnance Board and the Board of Ordnance and Fortification.

      In 1904 and 1905 he was a US military attaché in Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War, and observed the battles of Liaoyang, Shaho, and Mukden. Macomb used his observations in Manchuria to author several professional journal articles on the use of machine guns.

      He commanded an artillery sub-post at Ft. Riley from 1906 to 1908 and organized the 6th Field Artillery Regiment, of which he was the first commander. From 1908 to 1910 he served on the Army staff at the War Department and as President of the Field Artillery Examining Board. He was promoted to Brigadier General in November, 1910.

      In 1910 Macomb was one of the founders of the United States Field Artillery Association, and served as its first president.

      Macomb commanded the District of Hawaii from 1911 to 1913, and the Department of Hawaii from 1913 to 1914. He commanded the 1st Hawaiian Brigade from 1913 to 1914. During his assignments in Hawaii Macomb also served on the board of officers that surveyed Oahu and planned its defenses (the Macomb Board).

      From 1914 to 1916 Macomb was President of the Army War College. He served on the Army staff from June to October, 1916, when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 64.

      Macomb requested to return to active duty for World War I. In October, 1917 he was appointed to command Fort Sill, where he oversaw the mobilization and training of soldiers preparing to serve in combat in France. He retired again in June, 1918.

      In retirement Macomb resided in Washington, D.C. He died there on January 19, 1924 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 1, Grave 157.
    Person ID I109351  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2018 

    Father Colonel MACOMB John Navarre, Jr.,   b. 9 Apr 1811, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1889, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother ROGERS Ann Minerva,   b. 1826,   d. 1 Apr 1916  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 2 Apr 1850  [4
    Family ID F43848  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family LUCE Caroline L.,   b. 25 Jul 1857, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1933, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1908  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F43847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1852 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Oct 1908 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Arlington National Cemetery - 22 Jan 1924 - Arlington, Arlington, Virginia
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  • Photos
    Major Montgomery M. Macomb
    Major Montgomery M. Macomb

    Macomb as a Major shortly after the end of the Spanish-American War. "A Military Album, Containing Over One Thousand Portraits of Commissioned Officers who Served in the Spanish-American War". 1902. Page 131. L. R. Hamersly Co. (New York), publisher.
    Brigadier General Montgomery Meigs Macomb
    Brigadier General Montgomery Meigs Macomb
    Brigadier General Montgomery Meigs Macomb
    Brigadier General Montgomery Meigs Macomb

    Montgomery M. Macomb on duty in Hawaii as a Brigadier General

    Alexander Hume Ford, editor, The Mid-Pacific Magazine. - "A Pacific General. Volume III, Number 1. January 1912. Page 94.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #35273952.

    2. [S2692] Internet-Wikipedia, Montgomery M. Macomb.

    3. [S6822] Internet-Database-ancestry.com-District of Columbia, Select Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964, FHL Film Number: 2116021.

    4. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #28382161.