Erasmus Morgan Weaver, Jr. – Major General, United States Army

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Erasmus Morgan Weaver, Jr. of Indiana

  • Appointed from Indiana, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1871 (114)
  • Second Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Artillery, 16 June 1875
  • First Lieutenant, 2 October 1883
  • Captain, 1st U. S. Artillery, 14 May 1898
  • Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Massachusette Infantry, 1 July 1898
  • Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 31 March 1899
  • Artillery Corps, 2 February 1901

Erasmus Morgan Weaver was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, class of 1875.

He was Professor of Military Science at The Citadel, the South Carolina Military Academy, Charleston, South Carolina, 1883-1885. Remained a Lieutenant for 23 years before being promoted to Captain.

Instructor, Department of Chemistry, United States Military Academy, 1888-1891. General Weaver was the first Chief of the Division of Militia Affairs, 1908-1911. After duty with the Division of Militia Affairs, he served as Chief of Coast Artillery, 1911-1916. Noted as one of the fathers of the modern artillery.

He died on 13 November 1920 in Washington, D.C. and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

General Weaver was the father of Walter Reed Weaver, Major General, United States Army.


WEAVER, E M

  • MAJ GEN USA RETD
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/13/1920
  • BURIED AT: SECTION S E  SITE 1800
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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