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army officer

Henry Olcot Sheldon Heistand, American army officer.


Heistand, Henry Olcot Sheldon was born on April 30, 1856 in on farm near Richmond, Ohio, United States. Son of Henry Olcot Sheldon and Lavina (Irwin) Heistand.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1878.


Additional Second lieutenant 11th Infantry, June 14, 1878. Second lieutenant, June 28, 1878. First lieutenant, June 1, 1886.

Captain, March 19, 1891. Major assistant adjutant general, September 11, 1897. Lieutenant colonel, April 28, 1900.

Colonel assistant adjutant general, July 22, 1902. Colonel adjutant general, March 5, 1907. Appointed government inspector and instructor Ohio National Guard, May 19, 1892.

Confidential secretary to Major McKinley during presidential campaign, 1896. Aide-de-camp to President McKinley, 1897-1900. United States military commissioner, Paris Exposition, 1900.

Adjutant general and chief of staff, China Relief Exposition for relief of Peking, 1900. Adjutant general Division of the Philippines until October 1902, Department of the East to December 1909, Division Philippines to February 15, 1912. On duty in office of adjutant general of the army, February 1912-December 1914.

Adjutant general Central Department, Chicago, December 1914-September 1917. Adjutant general Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois, and 86th Division, September 1917-April 3, 1918. Department adjt. Central Department, Chicago, April 3, 1918-April 30, 1919, Eastern Department, Governors Island, New York, May 1, since 1919.

Home: Richwood, O.


Married Mary J. Rippey, September 19, 1878.

Henry Olcot Sheldon Heistand

Lavina (Irwin) Heistand

Mary J. Rippey