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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born N. J.)

Abram C. Wildrick

(Ap'd N. J.)


Abram Calvin Wildrick: Born Aug. 5, 1836.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1857.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice),

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Oct. 5, 1857)

1857‑58; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Utah Expedition, 1858‑59, — March to Washington Territory, 1859, — San Juan Island, Wash., 1859‑60, — and Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1860‑61; and in

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Apr. 27, 1861)

garrison at San Francisco Harbor, Cal., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the District of Oregon, July 31 to Nov. 19, 1861; in garrison at San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Nov., 1861, to Nov., 1863; as Asst. Commissary of Musters at San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 14, 1863, to June, 1864; in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., June to Oct.,

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Feb. 8, 1864)

1864; in command of his Regiment before Petersburg, Va., Oct., 1864,

(Colonel, 39th New Jersey Volunteers, Oct. 11, 1864)

to Mar., 1865, being engaged in the Assault of the enemy's intrenchments

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Petersburg, Va.)

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

at Ft. Mahone, Apr. 2, 1865, — Pursuit of the Insurgent Army

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 2, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services before Petersburg, Va.)

under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lee, Apr. 3‑9, 1865, — and Capitulation at Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Apr. to Oct., 1865; in command of Company at Ft. Warren, Mas., Oct.‑Nov.,

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, June 17, 1865)

1865; and as Acting Asst. Inspector-General of the District of Massachusetts, Nov. 2, 1865, to Jan., 1866.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., Jan. to Mar., 1866, — Ft. Independence, Mas., Mar., 1866, to May, 1867, — Hilton Head, S. C., June 1 to Dec., 1867, — Columbia, S. C., Dec. 13, 1867, to Aug., 1868, — Atlanta, Ga., Sep., 1868, to Mar., 1869, — Ft. Marion, Fla., Mar. 28 to June 25, 1869, — and Ft. Pulaski, Ga., July 2 to Sep. 24, 1869; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Meade, commanding Division of the Atlantic, Oct. 5, 1869, to May 25, 1871; on leave of absence, May 25 to Nov. 24, 1871; in garrison at Ft. Pulaski, Ga., Nov., 1871, to Nov., 1872, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Dec. 27, 1875; as Member of Army Supply Board, Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 31, 1875, to June 7, 1876; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., June 14 to July 17, 1876, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., July 21 to Nov. 17, 1876, — Washington Arsenal, D. C., Nov. 20, 1876, to Apr. 30, 1877, — and Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., May 1, 1877, to Nov. 11, 1881, being engaged in quelling Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, July 21 to Oct. 24, 1877, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to Aug. 29, 1882, — Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Nov. 15, 1882, — Ft.

(major, 5th Artillery, Nov. 3, 1882)

Schuyler, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1882, to Nov. 5, 1886, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Mar. 22, 1889, — Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

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

Military History. — At Alcatraz Island, Cal., May 20 to Nov., 1891. — At Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to Aug., 1892.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Artillery, 1st Artillery, July 1, 1892)

— Commanding post of Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., to Jan., 1894, and absent sick until

Retired at his own request, after 30 Years' Service, Oct. 10, 1894.

Died Nov. 16, 1894, at Staten Island, N. Y.: Aged 58.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.a

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a A fair amount of interesting additional information is given in the biographical sketch on the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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