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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II
p764
1881

(Born O.)

William Henryº Jordan

(Ap'd O.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1860.

Served on frontier duty, at Ft. Abercrombie, Dak., 1860‑61.

Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, Feb. 20, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on Provost

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Guard duty, at Washington and Georgetown, D. C., Aug. 5, 1861, to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, in command of Company of 2d Infantry (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — and Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, where he was severely wounded; in

(Bvt. Capt., June 27, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gaines's Mill, Va.)

field hospital, June 27‑30, at Savage Station, where he was captured and remained in the enemy's hands till July 19, 1862; in hospital and on sick p765leave of absence, July 19, 1862, to Apr. 20, 1863; on Mustering and Disbursing

(Captain, 9th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1862)

duty, Apr. 20 to Nov. 11, 1863; in garrison at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 11 to Apr. 4, 1864, — and Cape Disappointment, Wash., Apr. 4, 1864, to Feb. 12, 1865; in command of the Defenses at the Mouth of the

(Major, 8th California Volunteers, Feb. 3, 1865)

Columbia River, Feb. 12 to Dec. 13, 1865; and in garrison at the Presidio

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Dec. 13, 1865)

of San Francisco, Cal., Dec., 1865, to Mar., 1866.

Served: in command of Camp Wright, Cal., Apr. 4, 1866, to May 31, 1867; on leave of absence, June 1 to July 10, 1867; on Recruiting service, at San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 1, 1867, to Nov. 5, 1868, being engaged in conducting Recruits to Department of Columbia, July 20 to Sep. 9, 1868; in garrison at Camp Wright, Cal., Nov. 5, 1868, to May 22, 1869, — and Angel Island, Cal., May 22 to June 7, 1869; in command of eight companies to Department of the Platte, June 7‑16, 1869; on frontier duty at Omaha Barracks, Neb., June 16, 1869, to Nov. 28, 1871, except while on Provost Guard duty at Chicago, Ill., Oct. 10‑24, 1871, — Ft. McPherson, Neb. (in command), Nov. 28, 1871, to Jan. 19, 1872, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., to May 23, 1873, except while escorting U. S. Treasurer to San Francisco, Cal., June 21 to July 10, 1872, — on Yellowstone Expedition, May 23 to July 28, 1873, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., Aug. 28, 1873, to June 23, 1874, — Camp Robinson, Neb. (in command), to Nov. 1, 1876, — on Powder River Expedition, Nov. 1, 1876, to Jan. 8, 1877, — North Platte, Neb. (in command), Jan. 19 to June 7, 1877; on leave of absence, June 7 to Oct. 7, 1877; on frontier duty, at North Platte, Neb. (in command), Oct. 7 to Dec. 7, 1877, — and Ft. McPherson, Neb., Dec. 7, 1877, to Sep. 22, 1878; on General Recruiting Service, Oct. 7, 1878, to Oct. 4, 1880; on duty at headquarters, Division of the Missouri, to

(Major, 3d Infantry, May 19, 1881)

June 13, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Missoula, Mon., to June 5, 1886;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 19th Infantry, Apr. 20, 1886)

on leave of absence, to Oct. 5, 1886; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p122
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In command general recruiting depot, Columbus Barracks, O., Sept. 20, 1889 to July 16, 1891. — On sick leave of absence, July 16, 1891 to Jan. 15, 1892. — Promoted

(Colonel of Infantry, 19th Infantry, Nov. 1, 1891)

— On leave of absence, Jan. 15, 1892 to March 23, 1892, when he was

Retired from Active Service, at his own request, under the provisions of Sec. 1243, Revised Statutes of the United States, March 23, 1893.

— Post-office address, Portland, Ore.

Vol. V
p99
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Portland, Ore.

Died April 13, 1909, at Portland, Ore.: Aged 72.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


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