Jacob Arnold Augur
Colonel, United States Army
at Fort Niagara, New York, August 21, 1849, the son of Christopher
Columbus and Elizabeth Arnold Augur, he graduated from West Point in
1869. He married Katherine J. Dodge, November 14, 1872. He was commissioned
Second Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Cavalry, June 15, 1869, and was promoted through
the grades to Colonel, 10th U.S. Cavalry, June 9, 1902. He was employed
chiefly on frontier service until 1880.
He served with the Republican River Expedition, 1869, and engaged in the affair on Prairie Dog Creek and in the Ute Expedition during the Fall and Winter of 1879. He was an instructor at West Point, 1883-87 and returned to frontier duty in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and Texas, 1887-97. He was an instructor at the Cavalry-Infantry School, 1897-99 and 1901-02.
He served in the Philippines during the Insurrection there, 1899-1901, in Nebraska, 1902-07 and back in the Philippines in 1907.
He died on April 18, 1909 and was buried with his parents in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
COLONEL J. A. AUGUS DEAD
Commander In Philippines Was To Have Been Promoted To Brigadier General
WASHINGTON, April 18, 1909 - Announcement is made at the War Department that a telegram had been received from Manila this morning informing the Department of the sudden death from apoplexy of Colonel J. A. Augur, Tenth Cavalry, now stationed at Fort McKinley, nearManila. Colonel Augur, who was a sonof General Augur ofCivil War fame, had just been selected by President Taft for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General in theArmy.
In view of the death of Colonel Augur, the
President has directed the immediate promotion of Colonel Marion
P, Maus, Twentieth Infantry, who had been selected for promotionnext
AUGUR, KATHERINE JANE DODGE
AUGUR, CARRIE HEATH
His brother, Colon Augur, Captain, United States Army, is buried in the family gravesite in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Jacob Arnold Augur of New York
Appointed from Washington, D.C., Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1865 (8)
Second Lieutenant, 5th U.S. Cavalry, 15 June 1869
First Lieutenant, 11 January 1871
Captain, 14 June 1879
Major, 4th U.S. Cavalry, 2 June 1897
Lieutenant Colonel, 2 February 1901
Colonel, 10th U. S. Cavalry, 9 June 1902
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003