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Thomas Henry Rees, American army officer.


Rees, Thomas Henry was born on October 18, 1863 in Houghton, Michigan, United States. Son of Seth and Eugenie (Livermore) Rees.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, July f, 1886, Engineering School of Application, 1889. Army War College, 1911.


Appointed add. Second lieutenant engrs., July 1, 1886. Second lieutenant, December 31, 1886. First lieutenant, April 1, 1890.

Captain, July 5, 1898. Major, July 11, 1904. Lieutenant colonel, February 27, 1911.

Colonel, July 1, 1916. Nominate brigadier general by President Wilson, January 4, 1918. Instructor civil and military engineering, United States Military Academy, 1893-1898.

With battalion of engrs., 5th Army Corps, Santiago Campaign, 1898, commanding same, August 1898. Commanded Company C, Battalion of Engineers, Willets Pt., New York, 1898-1899. In charge fortification work and river and harbor improvements, Florida District, 1899-1901.

Duty Department of Engineering, Infantry and Cavalry School, and Army Staff College, Leavenworth, Kansas, 1902-1905. Commander 3d Battalion Engineers, 1905-1908. Duty Army War College, 1910-1911.

Department engineer, and river and harbor works, Chicago, 1908-1910, San Francisco, 1911-1917. At Manila, P.I., and Honolulu, H.Ty., 1917. Appointed commander 152d Field Artillery Brigade, Camp Upton, Long Island, New York, February 6, 1918.


Clubs: Bohemian, Family (San Francisco).


Married Miss Happersett, 1890. Married second, Mistress.

Seth Rees

Eugenie (Livermore) Rees

Miss Happersett