Oswald Herbert Ernst of Ohio
Appointed from Ohio, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1860 (6)
Lieutenant of Engineers, 13 June 1864
Captain, 7 March 1867
Major, 5 May 1882
Breveted Cpatain, 13 March 1865 for faithful andmeritorious service in the war
Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds with the rank of Colonel, 7 September 1889 to 31 march 1893
Superintendent, United States Military Academy with the rank of Colonel, 1 April 1893 to 3 June 1898
Lieutenant Colonel, Engineers, 31 March 1895
Brigadier General of United States Volunteers, 27 May 1898
Honorably discharged from the volunteer service, 12 June 1889
Colonel, Engineers, United States Army, 20 February 1903
MAJOR GENERAL OSWALD H. ERNST
WASHINGTON, March 21, 1926 – Major General Oswald Herbert Ernst, USA, retired, died tonight at his home here after a heart attack. The General, who was nearing his eighty-fourth birthday, was born in Cincinnati, and had won recognition as an engineer in the Army.
Funeral arrangement had not been completed tonight.
ERNST, OSWALD H
MAJ GEN USA RTD
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/21/1926
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION E CL SITE LOT 919
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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