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George Henry Sands
Colonel, United States Army
District of Columbia (Washington, DC) Flag
Courtesy of Michael Stein:

Colonel George Henry Sands
 Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1876-80
Graduated as No. 2871, Class of 1880
Second Lieutenant June 12, 1880
First Lieutenant October 19, 1887
Captain December 3, 1897
Major (USV) May 19, 1898
Major October 20, 1905
Lieutenant Colonel August 11, 1911
Colonel December 10, 1914

Commanding Officer, Fort Leavenworth (Kansas) July-August 1899
Senior Instructor (Cavalry), U. S. Military Academy 1899-03
Served with 6th Cavalry Regiment 1903-06
Commanding Officer, Fort Washakie (Wyoming) 1906-07
Served with 10th Cavalry Regiment at Fort William McKinley (Philippines) 1907-08
In Command of Division Meet Camp, Philippine Division January-February 1908
Acting Adjutant General at Fort William McKinley February-July 1908
Served with 10th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Ethan Allen (Vermont) 1908-10
At Army War College 1910-11
Inspector-Instructor of Militia July-August 1911
Served with 13th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Riley 1911-13
Commanding Officer, 13th Cavalry Regiment October-November 1912
Served with 7th Cavalry Regiment 1913-15
Commanding Officer, 7th Cavalry Regiment at Fort William McKinley 1913-15
In Command of all troops in City of Manila July 1913
Commanding Officer, 4th Cavalry Regiment 1915
Commanding Officer, 11th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Oglethorpe (Georgia) January-March 1916
In Command of Base at Colonia Dublan, Mexico April 1916
Ret, August 9, 1916
Recalled to War Plans Division and assigned to Publication of Instructional Material for the Army 1917-20 
Died November 10, 1920 in Washington D.C.


George Henry Sands of the District of Columbia. Born 29 March 1855
Appointed from the District of Columbia, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 14 June 1876 (45)
Second Lieutenant, 6th United States Cavalry, 12 June 1880
First Lieutenant, 19 October 1887
Captain, 3 December 1897
Major, Engineer, of United States Volunteers, 19 May 1898
Honorably discharged from volunteer service, 23 April 1899

Colonel Sands died on 10 November 1920 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Eddie Pearson, 22 April 1860-25 January 1947, is buried with him.

Colonel Sands was the son of Benjamin F. Sands, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, and the brother of James Hoban Sands, Rear Admiral, United States Navy.  His son, Alfred Lawrence Pearson Sands, Colonel, United States Army, is buried in this same site in Section 1.


SANDS, GEORGE H
COL U S ARMY RET
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/29/1856
DATE OF DEATH: 11/10/1920
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 149-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SANDS, EDDIE PEARSON W/O GEORGE H
DATE OF DEATH: 01/25/1947
BURIED AT: SECTION WESTE  SITE 149-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 


Posted: 27 July 2003 - Updated: 19 October 2003  Updated: 4 September 2005 Updated: 26 February 2006 Updated: 18 May 2006

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GH Sands Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003