Erasmus Morgan Weaver, Jr.
Major General, United States Army
Morgan Weaver, Jr. of Indiana
Appointed from Indiana, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1871 (114)
Second Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Artillery, 16 June 1875
First Lieutenant, 2 October 1883
Captain, 1st U. S. Artillery, 14 May 1898
Lieutenant Colonel, 5th Massachusette Infantry, 1 July 1898
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 31 March 1899
Artillery Corps, 2 February 1901
Erasmus Morgan Weaver was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, class of 1875.
He was Professor of Military Science at The Citadel, the South Carolina Military Academy, Charleston, South Carolina, 1883-1885. Remained a Lieutenant for 23 years before being promoted to Captain.
Instructor, Department of Chemistry, United States Military Academy, 1888-1891. General Weaver was the first Chief of the Division of Militia Affairs, 1908-1911. After duty with the Division of Militia Affairs, he served as Chief of Coast Artillery, 1911-1916. Noted as one of the fathers of the modern artillery.
He died on 13 November 1920 in Washington, D.C. and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
General Weaver was the father of Walter
Reed Weaver, Major General, United States Army.
WEAVER, E M
MAJ GEN USA RETD
DATE OF DEATH: 11/13/1920
BURIED AT: SECTION S E SITE 1800
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 19 May 2006 Updated: 29 October 2006