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Major General
Eben Swift
Eben Swift
Information
Born May 11, 1854
  • Fort Chadbourne, Texas
Died April 25, 1938
  • Washington, D.C.
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Mary L. Swift
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years of Service 1876-18/1919-20
Rank Major General Insignia Major General
Personal Info

Ebenezer Swift, Jr. (May 11, 1854 - April 25, 1938)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Begin Date End Date

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

  • 1876 : Graduate, United States Military Academy (B.S.)
  • 1907 : Graduate, Army War College

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet, USMA
U.S. Military Academy
July 1, 1872
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
June 15, 1876
US Army Cavalry Insignia
July 28, 1876
O-2
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
October 13, 1884
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Cavalry Insignia
December 11, 1893
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Cavalry Insignia
January 24, 1903
Adjutant General's Corps
August 26, 1903
US Army Cavalry Insignia
April 1, 1904
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
January 17, 1911
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
February 29, 1912
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General - September 29, 1916
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General Retired List June 21, 1930

Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Cavalry Insignia
May 18, 1898
Mustered Out July 6, 1898
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
July 11, 1898
Mustered Out November 17, 1898
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
November 18, 1898
Mustered Out May 2, 1899

Puerto Rico Provisional Regiment of Infantry

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
Major insignia
Major
US Army Cavalry Insignia
July 1, 1901
Vacated January 24, 1903

National Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General - August 5, 1917 accepted: August 28, 1917
Honorable Discharge September 1, 1918

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Indian Campaign Medal Spanish War Service Medal Army of Cuban Occupation Medal Army of Puerto Rican Occupation Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal Mexican Service Medal World War I Victory Medal

battles/WarsEdit

  • Indian Wars
  • Spanish-American War
    • Morro Rebellion
  • Mexican Expedition
    • Punitive Expedition
  • World War I

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