Walter S. Schuyler

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Walter S. Schuyler
Walter S. Schuyler.jpg
Born April 26, 1850
Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York
Died February 17, 1932
Carmel, Monterey County, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1870–1913
Rank Brigadier General
Commands held Military District of Hawaii
8th Brigade
Fort Riley
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Spanish–American War

Walter Scribner Schuyler (April 26, 1850 – February 17, 1932) was the first Commander of the United States Army Pacific Command, then called the Military District of Hawaii, from 1909 to 1910. A veteran of the Spanish–American War, he graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1870. He was commissioned into the United States Cavalry.

Schuyler's first combat service was in the Indian campaigns, during which he fought in Arizona, Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. In Wyoming, Schuyler participated in a grueling 1876 march under General George Crook that forced the cavalrymen to eat their own horses.[1] He then served as professor of military science at Cornell University. During the Spanish–American War, he served in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines.

After the Spanish–American War, General Schuyler served as a military observer with the Russian army in Manchuria in 1904. From 1904 through 1906, he served on the General Staff of the United States Army. After his Hawaiian command, the Army promoted him to Brigadier General on 1911-01-05. He commanded an independent cavalry brigade in San Antonio before serving as the Commanding General for Fort Riley, Kansas from 1911 through 1912. Before his retirement in 1913, Schuyler's last command was the 8th Brigade. He died on February 17, 1932.


  1. ^ Schmitt 195



  1. Crook, George (1986) [1946]. Martin F. Schmitt, ed. General George Crook: His Autobiography. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 
  2. Utley, Robert M. (1984). The Indian Frontier of the American West. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 0-8263-0715-9. 
Preceded by
Commanding General of Military District Hawaii
1909 – 1910
Succeeded by
Homer W. Wheeler