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THOMAS H. BARBER ~ COLONEL 1ST NY VOLS ~ BRIG. GEN.
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THOMAS HENRYº BARBER ~ Born London, England, May 6, 1844.
Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 17, 1867.Served: in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1867, to Feb., 1870; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of French, Feb. 28, 1870, to Jan. 17, 1873, — and Principal Assistant Professor, to Aug. 31,(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 10, 1872)1876; on Signal Duty at Ft. Whipple, Va., Sep. 4, 1876, to June 23, 1878; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., Jun. 28, 1878 (leave of absence, Dec. 13, 1878, to Feb. 4, 1879), to May 1, 1880; on leave of absence in Europe, to May 30, 1881; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., to Sep. 28, 1881; and as Aide-de‑Camp to Maj.‑General Hancock, Oct. 22, 1881, to July 1, 1885.Resigned, July 1, 1885.
Civil History. — Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Assistant Adjutant-General, New York Militia, 1886; Colonel, 1889; and Brig.‑General, Staff — Inspector-General of the State of New York, since 1889.Vol. IV
p168[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]Civil History. — Vice-President of the Society First Aid to the Injured, 1893 to –––––; Vice-President Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, Long Island, N. Y., 1894 to –––––; Secretary of the Executive Committee Samaritan Home for the Aged, 1894 to –––––; Manager House of Refuge for Juvenile Delinquents, Randalls Island, New York City. — Governor and member of the Executive Committee New York Hospital, 1898 to –––––; Manager New York Zoölogical Society. — Member of Executive Committee, Trustee the Greenwich Savings Bank, 1898 to –––––; Trustee New York Hospital, Professional Nurses' Club, 1898 to –––––; Vice-President Southampton Village Improvement Society. — Residence, Southampton, L. I., N. Y.

Military History. —(Colonel 1st Regiment Infantry, N. Y. Volunteers, April 29, 1898)— Mustered into the service of the United States, May 20, 1898. — In command of Fort Columbus, Governor's Island, N. Y. H., June 11, 1898. — At Camp Merritt, San Francisco, July 13, 1898. — At camp at Presidio, July 15, 1898. — Arrived at Honolulu, H. I., to take command of U. S. forces. — Established, and in command of, Camp McKinley, Honolulu, Aug. 14, 1898. — Took part in annexation ceremonies of the Sandwich  p169 Islands as the representative of the U. S. Army. — At camp at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 6, 1898.(Brig.‑General U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 10, 1899)(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, Feb. 28, 1899)
Died March 10, 1905, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 60.


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