Beverly Allen Read of Texas
Appointed from Texas, Cadet, US Military Academy, 16 June 1888 to 29 June 1889
Captain, Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, 17 May 1898
Honorably discharged from the volunteer service, 17 May 1898
Captain, 38th US Volunteer Infantry, 17 August 1899
Honorably Mustered out of the volunteer service, 30 June 1901
First Lieutenant, 6 US Cavalry, 2 February 1901
Beverly Allen Read had entered West Point with the class of 1892. He did not graduate, but after participating in the Spanish-American War as a Captain of U.S. Volunteers he was commissioned in the Cavalry in 1901.
Tranferring to the Judge Advocate General Department in 1909, he rose to the grade of Colonel in France. During the war he was cited twice for gallantry in action. He retired in 1922 and died six years later in Washington, D.C.
READ, BEVERLY A
COL JUDGE ADVOCATE GEN RET
DATE OF DEATH: 07/07/1928
BURIED AT: SECTION 6 E H SITE 8377
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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