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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II
p548
1610

(Born Pa.)

William McE. Dye

(Ap'd O.)

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William McEntyre Dye: Born Jan. 26, 1831, Washington, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1853.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1853‑54; on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1854, — Ft. Reading, Cal., 1854, — escorting Inspector-

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Nov. 9, 1854)

General, 1854, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1855, — and Scouting, 1855; as Adjutant, 8th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1855, to Oct. 10, 1859, and Quartermaster,

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Feb. 1, 1856)

Oct. 10, 1859, to May 14, 1861, — at Ft. Davis, Tex., 1855‑57, 1857‑60, p549and San Antonio, Tex., 1860; on leave of absence in Mexico, 1861; and on Recruiting service, 1861.

Captain, 8th Infantry, May 14, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on Recruiting service and Mustering duty, Aug., 1861, to July, 1862; in command of Camp Kirkwood, Io., Aug., 1861; in Operations in Missouri

(Colonel, 20th Iowa Volunteers, Aug. 25, 1862)

and Arkansas, Sep. 26, 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in a Skirmish at Newtonia, Mo., Oct. 4, 1862, — Skirmish at Fayetteville, Ark., Oct. 28, 1862, — Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., Dec. 7, 1862, — Skirmish at Van Buren, Ark., Dec. 27, 1862, — at St. Louis, Mo., during threatened Raid, Apr., 1863, — and at Pilot Knob, Mo., May, 1863; in the Mississippi Campaign, June to July, 1863, being engaged in the Siege of Vicksburg, Mis., June 14 to July 4, 1863, — and on Expedition up Yazoo River,

(Bvt. Major, July 4, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mis.)

July 11‑22, including Skirmish and Capture of Yazoo City, July 16, 1863; in Operations in the Department of the Gulf, July, 1863, to Oct., 1864, being engaged on Lower Mississippi, July 26 to Sep. 6, 1863, — Morganzia Expedition, Sep. 7 to Oct. 10, 1863, — on Expedition to Texas, Oct. 23, 1863, to Jan. 5, 1864, — on Recruiting service, Jan. 5 to Mar. 30, 1864, — in command of Brigade in the Red River Campaign, Apr. 2 to

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., May 28, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Red River Campaign)

July 29, 1864; as President of Board for Examination of Officers, July 29 to Aug. 18, 1864; in command of Brigade, Mobile Bay, Aug. 31 to Sep. 30, 1864, — Atchafalaya Expedition, Oct. 1‑10, 1864, — and Expedition from Morganzia to White River, Oct. 10‑18, 1864; in Operations in Arkansas, Oct. 18 to Nov. 29, 1864; on sick leave of absence, Nov. 30, 1864, to Jan. 5, 1865; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer, Jan. 5, 1865, and Acting Asst. Provost Marshal General, Feb. 17 to Mar. 17, 1865, of

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota; in command of Regiment and Camp of Distribution at Mobile, Ala., Apr. to May, 1865; as Agent for

(Bvt. Colonel, Apr. 9, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Campaign against Mobile, Ala.)

the Exchange of Prisoners, May 18 to July 8, 1865; and in garrison at Plattsburg, N. Y., July to Aug., 1865.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, July 8, 1865.

Served: on general Recruiting Service, Aug. 8, 1865, to May, 1866;

(Major, 4th Infantry, Jan. 14, 1866)

awaiting orders, to June 5, 1866; in garrison at Plattsburg, N. Y., to Feb. 18, 1867; as Member of Examining Board, at New York city, to Apr. 15, 1867; on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dak., to June 1, 1867, — Ft. Fetterman, Dak., to Nov. 15, 1867 (leave of absence to Dec. 22, 1867), — Ft. Laramie, Dak., to May 26, 1868, — Ft. Fetterman, Dak., to Oct., 1868, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., to Apr., 1869, — and Ft. Fetterman, Dak., to Aug. 27, 1869; on leave of absence, to Feb. 4, 1870;

(Unassigned, Feb. 4, 1870)

awaiting orders to Sep. 30, 1870.

Honorably Discharged, at his own request, Sep. 30, 1870.

Civil History. — Farmer, Marion, Io., 1870‑73. Colonel of Staff p550in the Egyptian Army, Dec., 1873, to June 30, 1878, being engaged in the Abyssinian Campaign of 1876, and severely wounded in the Battle of Gura, Abyssinia, Mar. 7, 1876. Author of "Egypt and Abyssinia," 18–––. Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia, 1883‑86. Chief of the Army and Navy Division of the Pension Bureau, and of its special Examination Division, 1886‑88. Military Adviser and Instructor-General in the service of the King of Korea, since 1888.

Vol. IV
p92
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Military Adviser and Instructor-General in the service of the King of Korea, 1888 to 1896. — Author of Egypt and Abyssinia, 1880.a

Died Nov. 13, 1899, at Muskegon, Mich.: Aged 68.

Buried, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL.


Thayer's Note:

a The proper title: Moslem Egypt and Christian Abyssinia; or, Military Service under the Khedive, in his Provinces and beyond their Borders, as Experienced by the American Staff.


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