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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II
p794
1909

(Born N. Y.)

William A. Elderkin

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 14, 1861, to Aug. 16, 1864)

Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Sep., 1861; in guarding the Lower Potomac, near Budd's Ferry, Md., Sep., 1861, to Jan., 1862; at the Military Academy, 1862‑64, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Feb. 6, 1862, to Aug. 27, 1864, — and Asst. Instructor of

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, July 4, 1864)

Artillery Tactics, Aug. 29, 1863, to Aug. 27, 1864; as Depot Commissary at Louisville, Ky., Oct. 15, 1864, to July 22, 1865; and as Chief of Commissariat,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Department of Alabama, Aug. 22 to Dec. 18, 1865.

Served: as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Mobile, Ala., Dec. 18, 1865, to Jan. 23, 1867; as Chief of Commissariat of the District of the Chattahoochee, Jan. 23 to Feb. 19, 1867, — and of the First Military District (Virginia), Apr. 24, 1867, to Jan. 2, 1868, and Mar. 23, 1868, to June, 1869, being Sheriff of the City of Richmond, Va., Mar. to June, 1869; as Supervising Commissary for Indians in the Department of the Missouri, July 1, 1869, to July 1, 1870; as Depot Commissary, Ft. Lyon, Col., July to Oct., 1870; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary, Denver, Col., Oct., 1870, to May, 1872; as Depot Commissary, Pueblo, Col., May, 1872, to Mar. 26, 1876, — and at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Apr. 1, 1876, to Apr. 9, 1877; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary, Sioux City, Io., Apr., 1877, to Apr. 16, 1878, — at Yankton, Dak., Apr. 16, 1878, to Sep. 25, 1880, — and at Cheyenne, Wy., to Jan. 24, 1881; as Chief Commissary of Department of Arkansas, Feb. 8 to May 25, 1881; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Cheyenne, Wy., to July 9, 1882; on sick leave of absence to Mar. 31, 1883; as Chief Commissary of the Department of the Columbia, and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Apr. 25, 1883, to Nov. 18, 1884; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Newport Barracks, Ky., Dec. 1, 1884, to Sep. 20, 1888; as Chief Commissary of the Department of Arizona, Oct. 11, 1888, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Sep. 3, 1889.

Vol. IV
p126
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: as Chief Commissary Department of Arizona to July 6, 1893, and of the Department of Colorado to Aug. 14, 1893; Purchasing Commissary at Los Angeles, Cal., to May 5, 1896; Chief Commissary Department of the Missouri, Chicago, Ill., May 9, 1896 to March 11, 1898, when retired.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General, June 1, 1896)

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General, Nov. 15, 1897)

Retired from Active Service, for disability in the line of duty, March 11, 1898.

Died Dec. 31, 1899, at Middletown, N. Y.: Aged 61.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1900, for an obituary notice.


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