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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III
p147
2322

(Born Mas.)

William B. Homer

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Born Brookline, MA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 15, 1870.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, July 5 to Aug. 30, 1870 (leave of absence, to Nov. 30, 1870); in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., to Apr. 11, 1874 (leave of absence, July 19, 1872, to Jan. 26, 1873), — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1874, to May 1, 1875, — Ft. Warren, Mas.,  p148 June 5 to Nov. 26, 1875, — Savannah, Ga., Dec. 1, 1875, to Dec. 23, 1876, — Charleston, S. C., Dec. 24, 1876, to Nov. 16, 1878 (leave of absence, Aug. 12 to Oct. 9, 1877), — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Nov. 20, 1878, to June 13, 1879, — Atlanta, Ga., to Nov. 1, 1879, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to June 22, 1880, Little Rock Barracks, Ark. (on Rifle Practice, New York Harbor, July 25 to Oct. 31, 1880), to Nov. 18, 1880, — Ft. Barrancas Barracks, Fla., to June 2, 1881, — Ft. Brooke, Fla. (on Rifle

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Apr. 17, 1881)

Practice, New York Harbor, Oct. 2 to Nov. 15, 1881), to Nov. 30, 1881, — and Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., (with Army Rifle Team, Aug. 9 to Nov. 2, 1882), to Sep. 29, 1884; at the Military Academy as Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Sep. 29, 1884, to Aug. 28, 1888; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), Sep. 10, 1888, to Sep. 24, 1889, when detailed as Instructor of Steam and Mechanical Engineering (at Boston, Mas., pursuing Special Course of Study, Oct. 8, 1889, to Aug. 20, 1890), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p195
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: As Instructor in Steam and Mechanism, U. S. Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., 1890 to ––––

(Captain of Artillery, 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

— Chief Mustering Officer for State of Mississippi, from Sept. 9, 1898 to Jan. 27, 1899.

Vol. V
p166
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On duty in Philippine Islands April 22 to Dec. 22, 1899. — On recruiting service at Portland, Me., to Dec., 1901. — On duty District Adjutant Artillery District of Portland till Oct., 1902.

(Major, Coast Artillery Corps, July 22, 1902)

— In command Fort Mott, N. J., to Sept. 1, 1905.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, June 22, 1906)

— In command of Fort Warren, Mass., to July 15, 1908.

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, May 1, 1908)

— On leave of absence to Sept. 1, 1908.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Sept. 1, 1908,
at his own request, over 40 Years' Service.

— Residence, South Natick, Mass.

Vol. VI
p148
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Bradford Homer, Born June 7, 1846.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, May 1, 1908.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 1, 1908,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, June 23, 1910, at Natick, Mass.: Aged 64.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.

Buried, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.b


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Homer's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Col. Homer's burial place is from his AOG obituary.


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