Unsigned Graduation Group Portrait Photograph of the Class of 1893, showing the graduates in Cadet uniform and caps, those in front have arranged their caps on the foreground to spell out " '93 ", 49 in all (of 51), 7" x 9" on original blank card, no place, no date but West Point, June neat modern arrow added towards top left corner to identify Benjamin B. Hyer (named on verso), trifling bumps at corners

Benjamin B. Hyer (1870-1937, U.S. Army Colonel) joined the 6th U.S. Cavalry from West Point. He served three times in the Philippines and in Mexico under Pershing. As a 1st Lieutenant he served at Tientsin and Peking in the China Relief Expedition on General Chaffee's personal staff, as acting ADC. While there he led a charge of 60 cavalry to rout several hundred Boxers, and was one of a select group to parade in the Forbidden City. For a time he was Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Missouri, and in 1921 graduated from the General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Item Date:  1893

Stock No:  54883      £475

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