Edmund Pepperell Easterbrook
Colonel, United States Army
Appointed from New York, Chaplain, 2nd New York Infantry, 31 July 1898
Honorably mustered out 25 October 1898
Chaplain, 202nd New York Infantry, 4 November 1898
Honorably mustered out 15 April 1899
Chaplain, United States Army, 31 January 1900
Assigned to the 17th U. S. Infantry, 25 February 1901
19 December 1927:
He said he felt quite well, thank you. The War Department was not so sure. It was said the War Department was anxious to be rid of him because he had agitated for higher rank for his comrades in arms and prayer. Upon this the War Department did not comment but ordered him to Walter Reed Hospital for examination. He went unwillingly—and last week Colonel John T. Axton, Chief of Army Chaplains, was retired as of next April. Secretary of War Davis wrote him a letter expressing regret that he had been found "physically incapacitated for active duty."
To succeed Col. Axton, who is a 57-year-old
Congregationalist, the Senate was asked to confirm Lieutenant Colonel Edmund
P. Easterbrook, 62-year-old Methodist Episcopalian. Chagrined,
Col. Axton announced that he would join the staff
of Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N. J.)
NOTE: He was the father-in-law of Joseph Lawton Collins, General, United States Army.
Fannie Luscombe Easterbrook, by her husband, shortly after her death from typhus at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C. Additional windows in memory of Mrs. Easterbrook are in the chapels at Walter Reed General Hospital and Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
His Son, Arthur
Edmund Easterbrook, Brigadier General, United States Army, is also
buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
EASTERBROOK, EDMUND R
CH/COL US ARMY RTD
DATE OF DEATH: 01/18/1933
BURIED AT: SECTION EAST SITE 3485
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
EASTERBROOK, FANNIE W/O EDMUND P