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James Buchanan Aleshire

Aleshire, James Buchanan, quartermaster general, U.S. Army; born in Gallipolis, Ohio, Oct. 31, 1856; son of Reuben and Margaret (Shepard) Aleshire.  He was graduated from the U.S.   Military Academy, in 1880, and was assigned to duty with the Cavalry arm.

In 1895 he was transferred to the quartermaster's department, and in the Spanish-American War was chief quartermaster of volunteers as major and lieutenant-colonel. He was discharged from. the volunteer service May 1, 1901, and reached his majority in the quartermaster department of the regular service Feb. 2, 1901. In 1907, upon the retirement of Quartermaster-General Humphrey he was appointed quartermaster-general of the army with the rank of brigadier-general, and in 1912 was promoted to the rank of major-general. 

General Aleshire  has had a brilliant career in active service, having served against the Apache Indians, 1881-1882; in the Crow or "Swordbearer" Campaign, 1887; in the operations in Cuba and on the China Relief Expedition.  He also served two years and six months in the Philippines. He married in Dubuque, Iowa, Nov. 3, 1886, Harriet A. Dana. Residence: 2313 S St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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