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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

William H. Chase

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Apr. 25, 1844.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Totten, D. C., Oct. 1‑17, 1865, — Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1865, to May 7, 1866, — and at Ft. Trumbull, Ct.,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Dec. 14, 1865)

May 7 to June 22, 1866, being detached to the Canada frontier to prevent

(Transferred, June 2, 1866, to Rank as First Lieut.,
Corps of Engineers, Feb. 1, 1866)

Fenian Raids, June 2‑18, 1866; with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., June 27, 1866, to June, 1868, being Battalion Quartermaster, Nov. 6, 1866, to June, 1868; and as Assistant Engineer under the orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Warren, June, 1868, to Mar., 1870, — of the Pacific Board of Engineers for Fortifications, Mar., 1870, to Mar. 22, 1871, — and of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Kurtz, May 5 to June 21, 1871.

Died, June 21, 1871, at Germantown, Pa.: Aged 27.

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Chase's birthdate is from his tombstone (q.v.).

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