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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

William D. Fuller

(Ap'd Me.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 24, 1861.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 24, 1861.

First Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., June‑July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, on Engineer duty,  p832 Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Skirmish of Williamsburg, May 4, 1862, —

(Bvt. Captain, May 5, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Williamsburg, Va.)

Battle of Golding's Farm, June 27, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, — and Action of Malvern Hill, Aug. 5, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign, as Ordnance Officer of Artillery Reserve (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 15, 1862, — and Combat of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863; in Pennsylvania Campaign, in command of Battery (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in Skirmishes at aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville, June, 1863, and Boonsborough, Williamsport, and St. James Cross-roads, July, 1863, — and Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3,

(Bvt. Major, July 3, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

1863; in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Kilpatrick's Expedition to the Lower Rappahannock, being engaged in the destruction of two gunboats near Port Conway, Va., Sep. 1, 1863; in the Rapidan Campaign, commanding Battery (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1863, being engaged in several minor Actions and Skirmishes; on Recruiting service, Nov. 25, 1863, to Feb., 1865; with Battery at Pleasant Valley, Md., Feb. to Apr., 1965; on leave of absence, Apr.‑May, 1865; with Battery at Bladensburg, Md., May‑June, 1865; as Mustering Officer at Wheeling, Va.,º June 10 to Aug., 1865; on leave of absence, Sep. 19 to Oct., 1865; with Battery at St. Louis, Mo., Oct.‑Nov., 1865; and on leave of absence, Nov. 21, 1865, to Mar. 21, 1866.

Served: on in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Mar. to June, 1866, — Ft. Adams, R. I., June, 1866, to Jan., 1867, — Ft. Constitution, N. H., Jan. 24 to Oct. 15, 1867; in arrest and undergoing sentence of Court

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Nov. 1, 1867)

Martial to Feb. 16, 1868; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., to Feb., 1869, — and Ft. Jefferson, Fla., to Nov. 28, 1870; on leave of absence and joining regiment to Mar. 20, 1871; on frontier duty at Camp Apache,

(Transferred to 21st Infantry, June 2, 1871)

Ara., to Mar. 14, 1872; and in arrest to July 22, 1872.

Resigned, July 22, 1872.

Civil History. — Farmer, Upperville, Va., 1872‑86.

Died, Mar. 11, 1886, at Sedalia, Mo.: Aged 49.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1886, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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