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George King Hunter
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Courtesy of Michael Stein:

George King Hunter, Brigadier General U.S. Army
Born in Lancaster, Ohio April 6, 1855
Died February 2, 1940 in Washington D.C.

Son of Henry B. & Josephine L. (Ring) Hunter
Married Mary Elizabeth Hinman December 17, 1878

Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Cavalry June 30, 1906
Colonel, 7th Cavalry February 26, 1910
Brigadier General (NA) August 5, 1917

Graduated from U.S. Military Academy as No. 2707, Class of 1877
On leave 1901-02
Served in the Philippines 1899-01 & 1902-03
Commanding Officer, 1st Squadron, 15th Cavalry 1901
Inspector General, Department of the Visayas 1902-03
Served with 6th Cavalry at Fort Meade (South Dakota) 1903-06 Served at Schofield Barracks 1909-10 Commanding Officer, 7th Cavalry at Fort Riley 1910-11 Commanding Officer, 7th Cavalry in the Philippines 1911-14 Commanding Officer, 1st Cavalry July-December 1914 Served with Inspector General's Department 1914-15 Inspector General, Central Department 1915-17 Commanding General, 164th Depot Brigade 1917 Commanding General, 6th Brigade, Camp Greene 1917-18 Ret. as Brigadier General February 1, 1918 Recalled as Commanding General, Jefferson Barracks (MO) 1918-19 Ret. July 28, 1919 Brigadier General (USA Ret.) June 21, 1930


George King Hunter of Ohio
Appointed from Ohio, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1873 (67)
Additional Second Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Cavalry, 15 June 1877
Second Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 14 December 1877
First Lieutenant, 24 May 1881
Regimental Adjutant, 27 November 1885 to 25 August 1886
Captain, 1 Febraury 1891
Major, 15th U. S. Cavalry, 2 February 1901

HUNTER, GEORGE K
BRIG GEN US ARMY RET
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 02/02/1940
DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/05/1940
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 3887
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HUNTER,MARY HINMAN W/O HUNTER,GEORGE K
DATE OF DEATH: 03/07/1933
DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/10/1933
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 3887
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF GK HUNTER, BRIG GEN USA RET

George Bowditch Hunter, Brigadier General, United States Army, the General's son is buried adjacent to the General in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.  Research continues.



From Spanish-American War Report:

George K. Hunter was born in Ohio. He was appointed a Cadet at the West Point Military Academy on September1, 1873, and was graduated to be Additional Second Lieuetnant of the Fourth United States Cavalry.  On December 14 he was made Second Lieutnenat int he ThirdCavalry and went on frontier duty at Fort Elliott, Texas. Thereafter he served on scouting duty and took part in the Ute Expeditionin 1879.  On May 24, 1881 he was appointed First Lieutenant in the Third Cavalry, and later served at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming,.  Thence he went to Fort McKinney, Wyoming, and later commanded the escort to General Marcy's hunting party.  He served as Fort Bowie, Arizona, and did scouting duty fromMay 2, 1882 to April 12, 1885.  He acted as Regimental Adjutant from November 27, 1885 to August 25, 1886, and later served at Fort Davis, Texas.  He was appointed Captain of Troop K in February 1891.


Posted: 25 December  2004  Updated: 30 January 2005 Updated: 10 August 2007
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GK Hunter Gravesite PHOTO December 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004