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Augustus Canfield Macomb, American army officer. Club: Army and Navy.


Macomb, Augustus Canfield was born on October 17, 1854 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of of Colonel John Navarre (United States Engineers) and Ann (Rodgers) M.


Cadet midshipman United States Naval Academy, 1872-1876. Army War College, 1915.


Commissioned Second lieutenant 4th Infantry, January 23, 1878. Translations to 5th Cavalry, June 3, 1879. First lieutenant, March 11, 1887.

Captain, June 2, 1897. Major 9th Cavalry, April 10, 1905. Lieutenant colonel, March 11, 1911.

Assigned to 9th Cavalry, March 15, 1913. Colonel of cavalry, September 2, 1914. Assigned to 14th Cavalry, August 5, 1915.

Participated in Crow Indian campaign, summer and fall 1878. Northern Cheyenne Indian campaign, winter 1879. Ute Indian campaign, 1879.

Spanish war, active service in Porto Rico, recommended for two brevets. In Philippines, 1901-1903, and 1907. In 2d punitive campaign in Mexico, May 1916.



Club: Army and Navy.


Married Ella C. McKelden, of Washington, District of Columbia, March 10, 1881.

Ella C. McKelden