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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III
p116
2246

(Born Mo.)

William Prebleº Hall

(Ap'd Mo.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 15, 1868.

p117 Served: on frontier duty at Batesville, Ark., Oct. 3, 1868, to Mar. 31,

(Unassigned, Mar. 31, 1869)

1869; awaiting orders, to July 14, 1869; on frontier duty Scouting in

(Assigned to 5th Cavalry, July 14, 1869)

Kansas and Nebraska, Aug. 22 to Nov., 1869, — Ft. McPherson, Neb., to Apr., 1870, — Plum Creek, Neb., to Nov., 1870 (leave of absence, Nov. 10, 1870, to June 9, 1871), — North Platte Station, Neb., to Nov., 1871 (leave of absence, Nov. 10, 1871, to Feb. 5, 1872), — Camp Crittenden, Ara., and Scouting, to Jan., 1873, being engaged in the Fight at Whitestone Mountain, Ara., July 13, 1873, — on Escort Duty and Scouting to May, 1873 (leave of absence, May 26 to Oct. 29, 1873), — Camp Grant, Ara., Oct. 29, 1873, to Oct. 20, 1874 (sick leave of absence, Oct. 20, 1874, to Sep. 25, 1875), — St. Louis Depot, Mo., Sep. 25 to Nov. 25, 1875, — Ft. Dodge, Kan., Dec. 3, 1875, to June 5, 1876, — Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition, June 5 to Nov. 2, 1876, being engaged in the Action on Indian Creek,

(First Lieut., 5th Cavalry, July 1, 1876)

Wy., July 17, 1876, and Combat of Slim Buttes, Dak., Sep. 9‑10, 1876, — Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 5, 1876, to Mar. 8, 1887, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Nov. to Dec. 4, 1876, and Jan. 4, 1877, to May 20, 1878 (leave of absence, Dec. 4, 1876, to Jan. 4, 1877), — and Scouting, May 20 to Dec. 11, 1878; on leave of absence, Dec. 19, 1878, to Mar. 19, 1879; and on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to May 1, 1880, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Aug. 16, 1882, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to July 30, 1883, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to May 20, 1885, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to Apr. 24, 1887 (leave

(Captain, 5th Cavalry, Mar. 8, 1887)

of absence, Apr. 24 to Aug. 14, 1887), — and Ft. Reno, I. T., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p181
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

for most distinguished gallantry in action near camp on White River, Colo, Oct. 29, 1879. This officer, then a First Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Cavalry, in command of a reconnoitring party of three men, and while going to the rescue of a brother officer who had been attacked by Indians, was himself attacked by about thirty-five warriors. During the engagement he several times exposed himself in order to draw the fire of his assailants and locate their position so that his small party could reply with some effect. Lieutenant Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Weir, Ordnance Department, and a scout who accompanied him were both killed by the Indians at this time.

Served: On frontier service as Captain of Troop C, 5th Cavalry, at Fort Reno, I. T., to 1893.

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Nov. 6, 1893)

— Was a member of the Department, Division, Army, and Distinguished Marksmen teams, between 1879 and 1892, and won medals upon all these teams, shooting carbine and revolver.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Sept. 11, 1897)

— On duty in War Department, Washington, D. C., and Adjutant-General, Department of Texas, San Antonio, to April, 1898; Adjutant-General, Department of the Gulf, at Atlanta, Ga., April, 1898, to Feb. 8, 1899; Adjutant-General, Department of Puerto Rico, at San Juan, P. R., Feb. 8, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p152
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Adjutant-General, Department of Puerto Rico, at San Juan, P. R., Feb. 8, 1899 to April, 1900 — Adjutant-General, Department of the Lakes, May 14, 1900 to May 10, 1901. — Adjutant-General, Division Philippines, July 18, 1901 to July 10, 1902. — On duty in

(Brigadier-General, A. A. G., April 23, 1904)

the Adjutant-General's Office from Aug. 23, 1902. — Acting Adjutant-

(Brigadier-General, A. G., March 5, 1907,
with rank from April 23, 1904)

General from Aug. 15, 1903 to April 22, 1904. — Awarded medals for Indian Wars and Philippine War by the government.

Vol. VI
p135
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born June 11, 1848.)

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

Brigadier-General, Adjutant General, March 5, 1907.
With Rank from April 23, 1904.

The Adjutant General of the Army, Feb. 17, 1912.

The Adjutant General, Retired, June 11, 1912,
By Operation of Law.

Vol. VII
p92
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Medal of Honor

The Adjutant General of the Army, Feb. 17, 1912.

The Adjutant General, Retired, June 11, 1912,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Dec. 14, 1927, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 79.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1928.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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