1860 – Born in Winchester, New Hampshire on October 9th. He served as the Chief of Staff of the United Staes Army and the Governor General of the Philippines.
1886 – He was medically trained and was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars while serving as an Assistant Surgeon in the Apache Campaign.
1895 – He was the White House Physician to President Grover Cleveland.
– During the Spanish-American War he was the commander of the First Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders). Theodore Roosevelt was his second-in-command.
1902 – His service as Military Governor of Cuba ended.
1904 – He fought the Moros as a Brigadier General during the Philippine Insurrection.
1910 – He was named Army Chief of Staff by President William Howard Taft (who he knew in the Philippines where Taft served as Civilian Governor).
1914 – He resigned from that position.
1921 – He became the Governor General of the Philippines.
1927 – He returned home from Manila to seek medical attention of a tumor resulting from an earlier head injury.
– He died on the operating table of a Boston hospital on August 7th and was buried in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery.