The father of General Malin Craig, he was born on March 17, 1851 and died on March 22, 1904.
He is buried among other family members in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Georgie Malin (October 4, 1855-November 3, 1923) is buried with him.
Louis Aleck Craig of Missouri
- Appointed from Missouri, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1869 (33)
- Commissioned, Second Lieutenant of Infantry, 9th United States Infantry, 17 June 1874
- Transferred to the 6th United States Cavalry, 25 May 1875
- First Lieutenant, 30 November 1879
- Regimental Adjutant, 12 October 1883 to 1 October 1884 and 1 November 1886 to 20 July 1890
- Captain, 24 February 1891;
- Major, Assistant Adjutant General, of U.S. Volunteers, 20 May 1898
- Honorably discharged from the volunteer service, 7 Apr 1899
- Colonel, 32nd U.S. VOlunteer Infantry, 5 July 1899
- Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 8 May 1901
- Major, 15th United States Cavalry, 17 February 1901
- Retired from active duty 23 March 1903
CRAIG, LOUIS A
- MAJOR 15 US CAV RTD
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/22/1904
- BURIED AT: SITE 444 WS L
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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