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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III
p70
2132

(Born N. Y.)

Abner H. Merrill

(Ap'd N. Y.)

18

Born near Clarendon, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1862, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 18, 1866.

Served in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., Oct., 1866, to Sep., 1868; in Chief Signal Office, Washington, D. C., Sep. 9, 1868, to Jan. 14, 1869, — and Acting Signal Officer at headquarters Department of the East, New York city, Jan. 21 to May 14, 1869; in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., May 17, 1869, to July, 1870, — and Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., July 15,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 1, 1870)

1870, to Mar. 15, 1872; in conducting recruits to California, Dec. 19, 1870, to Jan. 13, 1871; as Professor of Military Science at Massachusetts Agricultural College, Mar., 1872, to Mar. 11, 1875; and in garrison at St. Augustine, Fla., Mar. 25 to Dec. 16, 1875, — Ft. Independence, Mas. Dec., 1875, to Apr. 17, 1876, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1 to Nov. 19, 1876, — Washington Arsenal, D. C., Nov. 21, 1876, to Feb. 5, 1877, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), Feb. 7, 1877, to May 1, 1878, — Ft. Warren, Mas., June 1, 1878, to Jan. 16, 1881, — Willet's Point, N. Y. (Engineer School of Application), to July 1, 1881, — Ft. Warren, Mas., to Dec. 13, 1881 (leave of absence to Dec. 26, 1882), — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Jan. 10, 1883, — Ft. Stevens, Or., to Sep. 7, 1883, — Ft. Canby, Wash. (detached service at Ft. Stevens, Or., Jan. 12 to Oct. 17, 1884), to Dec. 7, 1884, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to July 16, 1886, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Aug. 25,

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Aug. 14, 1887)

1887, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Sep. 29, 1888, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to May 25, 1889, — and Ft. Canby, Wash., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p161
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Fort Canby, Wash., to May 4, 1890; at Fort Columbus, N. Y., to Sept. 24, 1891; on recruiting service at Scranton, Pa., to Feb. 9, 1892; garrison duty at Fort Columbus, N. Y. (on temporary recruiting service at Pottsville, Pa., April 23 to Sept. 7, 1894), to Oct. 1, 1894; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., to Oct. 17, 1896; at Key West Barracks, Fla., to Aug., 1898; at Montauk Point, N. Y., to Sept., 1898; at Hilton Head, S. C., to Nov., 1898; at Key West Barracks, Fla., to March 28, 1899;

(Major of Artillery, 3d Artillery, Feb. 23, 1899)

on leave to Nov. 28, 1899; en route to and in command of battalion of his regiment in Philippines to ––––

Vol. V
p131
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: En route to and in command of battalion of his regiment in Philippines to July, 1901. — Served on various Courts, Boards and Commissions. — In command of sub‑District at Binan, Laguna, to Oct., 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Aug. 1, 1901)

— Returned to San Francisco in command of troops on Transport Meade in October, 1901. — In command at Alcatraz Island and Fort Baker, Cal., to April, 1903.

(Colonel, Artillery Corps, April 14, 1903)

— In command Eastern Artillery District of New York to March, 1906.

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired March 16, 1906,
at his own Request, over 40 Years' Service.

— Residence, Montclair, New Jersey.

Vol. VI
p118
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Abner Hopkins Merrill, Born Jan. 19, 1843.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, April 14, 1903.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 16, 1906,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, March 16, 1906,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Vol. VII
p82
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, Apr. 14, 1903.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 16, 1906,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 16, 1906,
Act of Apr. 23, 1904.

Died, Feb. 25, 1923, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y.: Aged 80.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1923.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.b


Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Merrill's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Gen. Merrill's page at Find-a‑Grave (q.v.) records his ashes as having been laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery in his native Clarendon. The burial place I give here is from his AOG obituary.


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