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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II
p502
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(Born Pa.)

William Myers

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Born Dec. 4, 1830, Reading, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1853, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1853‑54, — Convoying

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Mar. 27, 1854)

ammunition train to Corpus Christi, Tex., 1854, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1854, — and Ft. Dalles, Or., 1855; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va.,

(Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1855; on Recruiting service, 1855; on frontier duty, at Ft. Simcoe, Wash., 1856‑57; on Coast Survey, Sep. 8, 1857, to Aug. 23, 1859; on

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, May 1, 1857, to June 25, 1861)

frontier duty at Ft. Dalles, Or., on Quartermaster and Commissary service, 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Principal

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, May 17, 1861)

Assistant, at St. Louis, Mo., to the Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Missouri, Oct., 1861, to Nov. 5, 1863; and as Chief

(Col., Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, June 14, 1862, to May 31, 1866)

Quartermaster of the St. Louis Depot and Department of the Missouri, Nov. 5, 1863, to Aug. 5, 1865, — and of St. Louis Depot, Mo., Aug. 5,

(Bvt. Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Major, Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Bvt. Colonel, and Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army,
Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

1865, to Apr. 24, 1866.

Served: as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Platte, May 1, 1866, to Apr. 22, 1870; as Depot Quartermaster, Washington,

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, Jan. 18, 1867)

D. C., May, 1870, to Apr. 15, 1876 (absent on special duty, July 1 to Dec. 15, 1874, in Europe, and Mar. 4 to Aug. 1, 1875); as Chief Quartermaster of the Division of the Pacific, and Department of California, Apr. 24 to Sep. 15, 1876; as Depot Quartermaster at San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 2, 1876, to Aug. 20, 1878; and on leave of absence, Aug. 20, 1878, to July 7, 1879; as Depot Quartermaster, at Chicago, Ill., July 7, 1879, to Feb. 28, 1881; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Dep. Quartermaster‑Gen., Jan. 22, 1881)

Dakota, Mar. 9, 1881, to Oct. 20, 1882; and on sick leave of absence to Mar. 15, 1883.

p503 Retired from Active Service, Mar. 15, 1883,
upon his own application, after 30 Years' Service.

Died, Nov. 11, 1887, at New York city: Aged 57.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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