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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III
p130
2279

(Born Md.)

William Pennº Duvall

(Ap'd Md.)

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Born St. George Island, MD.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1865, to June 15, 1869, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 15, 1869.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., Sep. 30, 1869, to Apr. 30, 1872, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1 to Aug. 17, 1872; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1872, to Apr. 30, 1875, — Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Apr. 2 to May 1, 1873, and Apr. 2 to Aug. 29, 1874, and of Infantry Tactics, June 21 to July 2, 1873, — and Acting Commissary of

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Apr. 9, 1877)

Subsistence, Apr. 30, 1875, to Aug. 28, 1879; in garrison at Atlanta, Ga., to Apr. 27, 1880, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to July 25, 1881; as Professor of Military Science at the Military Academy, Chester, Pa., Aug., 1881, to July 1, 1884; on Special duty in Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., making Disbursements for New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Louisville Expositions, and as Recorder of Board on Kansas War Claims, to Sep. 10, 1889; and in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p187
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Schuyler, N. Y., and Fort Monroe, Va., till March 20, 1898;

(Captain of Artillery, 1st Artillery, March 8, 1898)

(Major and Inspector-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

in office Secretary of War, from March 21 till June 4, 1898, and as Chief Ordnance Officer, Second Army Corps, from June 4, 1898 to –––––;

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1898)

Also as Acting Judge-Advocate, Second Army Corps, from Oct. 16, 1898 to –––––; At Camp Alger, Va., from June 4, 1898 to Aug. 19, 1898; at Camp Meade, Pa., from Aug. 20, 1898 to Nov. 7, 1898; at Camp Mackenzie, Ga., from Nov. 20, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, May 12, 1899)

(Lieut.‑Colonel 26th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899)

(Volunteer Commission Vacated, Sept. 13, 1899)

(Colonel 48th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 9, 1899)

Vol. V
p157
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Acting Judge Advocate, 2d Army Corps from Oct. 16, 1898 to May 7, 1899. — At Camp Alger, Va.: Camp Meade, Penn.; and Camp McPherson, Ga., to July 13, 1899. — Organizing and on duty with his regiment, 26th U. S. Volunteers at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., July 18 to Sept. 8, 1899. — Organizing and commanding his regiment, 48th U. S. Volunteers, at Fort Thomas, Ky., Sept. 11 to Nov. 7, 1899, when he left with his regiment en route to Philippines, sailing from San Francisco Dec. 31, 1899, arriving at Manila Jan. 25, 1900; commanding his regiment at La Loma, P. I., and the provinces of Union and Benguet, P. I., to May 31, 1901, when he sailed with his regiment for San Francisco arriving June 24, 1901, and was mustered out there with his regiment June 30 1901.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Sept. 23, 1901)

— Served at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., to July 15, 1901; Ft. Howard, Md., Fort Columbus, N. Y., and Fort Williams, Me., to Sep. 23, 1903. — Detailed as a member of General Staff Corps Aug. 15, 1903, and on duty at War Department until relieved Dec. 1, 1905. — Principal assistant to the Chief of Artillery Dec. 1, 1905 to Mar. 3, 1906.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Feb. 24, 1906)

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, March 2, 1906)

— Commanding Department of the Gulf, April 6, 1906 to Feb. 22, 1907. On detached service witnessing the maneuvers of the German Army, p158July 30 to Oct. 1, 1906. — Detailed in General Staff Corps and assistant to the Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C., Feb. 26, 1907 to Feb. 17, 1909.

(Major-General, U. S. Army, Oct. 2, 1907)

En route to Philippines (Suez route), Feb. 17 to April 22, 1909; commanding Philippine Division, from April 23, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p140
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Jan. 13, 1847.)

Military History. —

Major-General, U. S. A., Oct. 2, 1907.

Commanding Philippines Division, April 23, 1909, to Dec. 28, 1910; on leave of absence in China, Dec. 29, 1910, to Jan. 13, 1911;

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 13, 1911,
By Operation of Law.

Civil History. — Traveled in Burmah, India, Malay States, Java, China and Japan, to June 2, 1911; and in Italy, Germany and France, July, 1911, to September, 1912; resided at Sand Hills, Augusta, Ga., since October, 1912.

Military History. — Recalled to active duty and assigned to command of Southeastern Department, Aug. 21, 1917; relieved from active duty Jan. 2, 1918.

Died, March 1, 1920, at Coronado, Cal.: Aged 73.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

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


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