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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III
p139
2304

(Born O.)

William W. Robinson

(Ap'd Wis.)

32

Born Amherst, OH.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., 3d Cavalry, June 15, 1869.

 p140  Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Selden, N. M., Oct. 8, 1869, to Feb. 25, 1870, — Camp Goodwin, Ara., to Oct. 7, 1870, — Camp Grant, Ara., to Dec. 17, 1871, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Apr., 1872, to Aug. 1, 1874 (sick leave of absence, to July 23, 1875), — Camp Robinson, Neb., Scouting, and Camp Collins, Dak., July to Nov., 1875, — Ft. D. A. Russell,

(Transferred to 7th Cavalry, Jan. 26, 1876)

Wy., to May, 1876, — Ft. McPherson, Neb., to Sep., 1876, — Ft. Lincoln,

(First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Aug. 14, 1876)

Dak., Sep. 10 to Nov., 1876, — Ft. Abercrombie, Dak., to Apr. 12, 1877, — Nez Percés Expedition, to Oct. 18, 1877, — and Ft. Totten, Dak., Nov. 16, 1877, to Mar. 22, 1880; on leave of absence, to Jan. 7, 1881; and on frontier duty at Ft. Buford, Dak., to Nov. 1, 1883, — Regimental Quartermaster, Nov. 7, 1883, to Nov. 7, 1887, — Ft. Meade, Dak., to July 25, 1887, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p191
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Riley, Kan., to Feb., 1891 (in the field in South Dakota, in campaign against Sioux Indians, Nov., 1890 to Jan., 1891, being engaged in the action at Wounded Knee, S. D., Dec. 29, and White Clay Creek, S. D., Dec. 30, 1890); on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Feb. 4, 1891 to July 13, 1891.

(Captain, Staff — Assistant Quartermaster, June 1, 1891)

 p192  — Depot Quartermaster at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Sept. 2, 1892; Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, Department of Texas, and in charge of construction of Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Oct. 3, 1892 to July 30, 1893; at Denver, Colo., as Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Colorado, July 31, 1893 to March 10, 1894; Depot Quartermaster at Buffalo, N. Y., April 2, 1894 to Jan. 28, 1896; Post Quartermaster, Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 6 to July 1, 1896; in charge of construction of new post near Seattle, Wash., July 12, 1896 to ––––

Vol. V
p162
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Making purchases and shipments for Alaska and the Philippine Islands; also in charge of U. S. Army Transport Service, July 12, 1896 to Feb., 1901.

(Major — Quartermaster Volunteers, Aug. 14, 1900)

(Major — Quartermaster, U. S. Army, Nov. 14, 1900)

 p163  — Depot Quartermaster and in charge of U. S. Army Transport Service, Honolulu, H. I., from Feb. to Dec., 1901. — On temporary duty at Seattle, Dec., 1901 to Feb., 1902. — Chief Quartermaster, Department of Luzon and Acting Chief Quartermaster, Philippine Division, April, 1903 to April, 1904.

(Lieut.‑Colonel — Deputy Quartermaster-General, Jan. 20, 1904)

— Chief Quartermaster, Department of Dakota, July, 1904 to Dec., 1905. — Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Lakes, Dec., 1905 to April 21, 1910. — Assistant Quartermaster-General, Feb. 17, 1910.

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired April 21, 1910, by operation of law.

Vol. VI
p143
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Wallace Robinson, Born April 21, 1846.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster General, Feb. 17, 1910.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, April 21, 1910,
By Operation of Law.

After retirement, resided at Salmon Bay, Wash.

Died, March 23, 1917, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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