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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II
p421
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(Born Ill.)

William P. Carlin

(Ap'd Ill.)

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William Passmore Carlin: Born November 24, 1829, Greene Co., IL.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1850.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1850‑51, — and Ft.

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Apr. 15, 1851)

Ripley, Min., 1851‑53, 1853‑54; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on frontier duty on Sioux Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Laramie,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Dak., 1855‑57, — Cheyenne Expedition, 1857, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — March to California, 1858, — Benicia, Cal., 1858, — in Camp at Head of Russian River, Cal., 1858‑59, — and Ft. Bragg, Cal., 1859‑60; and on Recruiting service, 1860‑61.

Captain, 6th Infantry, Mar. 2, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on Recruiting and Mustering duty at Buffalo, N. Y., Apr. to Sep., 1861; in Operations in Missouri and Arkansas, Sep., 1861, to May, 1862, being

(Colonel, 38th Illinois Volunteers, Aug. 15, 1861)

engaged in the Action of Fredericktown, Mo., Oct. 21, 1861, — in Pursuit of Rebels under General Jeff. Thompson, Nov., 1861, — in command of District of Southeast Missouri, Nov., 1861, to Mar., 1862, — and on Expedition into Arkansas, Mar. to May, 1862, being engaged in several p422Skirmishes, — and Capture of Pocahontas and Jacksonport, Ark.; in Operations in North Mississippi, May to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Corinth, May 28‑30, 1862, — and Pursuit of the Rebels to Boonville, May 30, 1862; on the March to Murfreesborough, Aug., 1862, and thence with the Army of the Ohio to Louisville, Sep., 1862; in the Advance into Kentucky, Oct., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862, — and March to the Relief of Nashville, Oct., 1862; in the Tennessee Campaign (Army of the Cumberland), Nov., 1862, to

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862)

Sep., 1863, being engaged in the Skirmish at Knob Gap, Dec. 26, 1862, — Battle of Stone River, Dec. 30, 1862, to Jan. 2, 1863, — Combat of Liberty Gap, June 24, 1863, — Advance on Tullahoma, June 24 to July 4, 1863, — and Battle of Chickamauga, Sep. 19‑20, 1863; in the Operations about Chattanooga, Ten., Oct. to Dec., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Lookout Mountain, Nov. 24, 1863, — Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Nov. 24, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Chattanooga, Ten.)

1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy and Combat at Ringgold, Ga., Nov. 27,

(Major, 16th Infantry, Feb. 8, 1864)

1863; on leave of absence, Dec. 1‑30, 1863; in the Invasion of Georgia, May 8 to July 2, 1864, being engaged in the Action of Buzzard's Roost, May 9, 1864, — Battle of Resaca, May 14‑15, 1864, — and Pursuit of enemy with almost daily fighting, to Kenesaw Mountain, May to June, 1864; on sick leave of absence, July 2‑30, 1864; in Siege of Atlanta, Ga., July 30 to Sep. 2, 1864, including Assault of the enemy's intrenchments at Jonesborough (in command of a Division), Sep. 1, 1864; in Pursuit

(Bvt. Colonel, Sep. 1, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Jonesborough, Ga.)

of Rebel Army under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood to Galesville, Ala., Sep. 28 to Nov. 15, 1864; on March to the Sea from Atlanta to Savannah, Nov. 16 to Dec. 16, 1864, — and Surrender of Savannah, Dec. 21, 1864; in the Invasion of the Carolinas from Savannah, Ga., to Goldsborough, N. C.,

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 11, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Jan. 15 to Mar. 25, 1865, participating in several Skirmishes, and the Battle of Bentonville, N. C., Mar. 20, 1865; on sick leave of absence,

Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Bentonville, N. C.)

Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

Mar. 28 to Apr. 28, 1865; and as President of a Board for the examination of Officers of the Volunteer Service, at Cumberland, Md., and in command of a Division and of the District of Clarksburg, W. Va., May 18 to July 18, 1865.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 24, 1865.

Served: as President of a Military Commission at Nashville, Ten., Jan. 31 to Mar. 12, 1866; in command of a detachment of 16th Infantry, Mar. 13, of the post of Nashville, Ten., May 5, and of his Regiment, June 25, 1866, to Jan. 18, 1867; as Assistant Commissioner of the Freedmen's

(Transferred to 34th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

Bureau, in the State of Tennessee, Feb. 18, 1867, to Oct. 8, 1868; in command at Holly Springs, Mis., Nov. 16, 1868, to Apr., 1869, — at

(Transferred to 16th Infantry, Mar. 15, 1869)

Vicksburg, Mis., Apr. 8, 1869, to June, 1870, — at Nashville, Ten., to p423Jan. 9, 1871, — of the U. S. Troops in South Carolina, Nov. 15 to Dec. 14, 1870, — at Louisville, Ky., Jan. 20 to Dec. 30, 1871, — and at Jackson, Mis., Dec. 31, 1871, to July 17, 1872; on frontier duty at Ft. Rice, Dak.,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 17th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1872)

Aug. 29 to Oct. 10, 1872, — Ft. McKean, Dak., Oct. 11, 1872, to June, 1873, being engaged against Indians attacking the fort, Oct. 14, 1872, Mar. 3, 1873, and June 16‑17, 1873, — and Ft. Lincoln, Dak., to Sep., 1874, and Nov. 15, 1874 to July, 1875; in command of Ft. Wadsworth, Dak., July 27 to Oct. 6, 1875; as Member of Retiring Board, at Washington, D. C., Oct. 11, 1875, to Aug. 4, 1876; and in command of regiment and post of Standing Rock Agency, Dak., Aug. 15, 1876, to Aug. 8, 1878 (on leave of absence, Mar. 21 to May 5, 1877, and Aug. 8, 1878, to May 3, 1879); in command of regiment and Ft. Yates, Dak., to May 24, 1881, — of Depot at Columbus Barracks, O., to May 1, 1882, — of Ft.

(Colonel, 4th Infantry, Apr. 11, 1882)

D. A. Russell, Wy., May 28 to Aug. 8, 1882, — and Ft. Omaha, Neb., to Oct. 19, 1883; on leave of absence to Jan. 24, 1884; as Member of Retiring Board at Little Rock, Ark., to Feb. 4, 1884; on leave of absence, to Feb. 20, 1884; in command of regiment and Ft. Omaha, Neb. (Court-martial duty, Feb. 4‑27, 1885), to Jan. 19, 1886; on leave of absence, to Mar. 28, 1886; in command of regiment and Ft. Omaha, Neb., to July 2, 1886, — and of Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., to Nov. 14, 1887, — and Ft. Sherman (leave of absence, Nov. 14, 1887, to Apr. 9, 1888), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p79
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(William Passmore Carlin)

Military History. — Colonel 4th Infantry U. S. A., in command of Fort Sherman, Ida., from July, 1886 to June, 1893. — In 1892, commanded detachments of 4th, 14th, and 22d Infantry during riots in the Coeur d'Alene mining region.

(Brig.‑General U. S. Army, May 17, 1893)

— In command of the Department of the Columbia, embracing the States of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Territory of Alaska, June 13 to Nov. 4, 1893.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Nov. 24, 1893.

Vol. V
p72
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Oct. 4, 1903, at Livingston, Montana: Aged 73.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1906, for an obituary notice.


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