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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III
p152
2334

(Born Pa.)

Richard A. Williams

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Richard Algernon Williams: Born Oct. 2, 1846, Allegheny City, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1865, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieutenant, 8th Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: on frontier duty, conducting recruits to, and at Ft. Stanton, N. M., Sep. 27, 1870, to Apr. 23, 1872, — Ft. Union, N. M., being engaged in Skirmishes, June 12 and Aug. 16, 1872 (leave of absence, Nov. 4, 1872, to June 7, 1873), to May, 1874, — Scouting, to Aug. 19, 1874, — Ft. Union, N. M., to July 9, 1875 (sick leave of absence, Aug. 30, 1874, to Apr. 2, 1875), — Ft. Brown, Tex., to Sep. 6, 1876,

(First Lieut., 8th Cavalry, May 17, 1876)

Ringgold Barracks, Tex., to June 2, 1877, — Ft. Brown, Tex., June 4, 1877, to Jan., 1878, being Acting Regimental Adjutant, June 4, 1877, to Jan. 12, 1878, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., and Hidalgo, Tex., Jan. 27, 1878, to Mar. 8, 1879, — Edinburg, Tex., to May 8, 1879, — Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to July 8, 1879, — Edinburg, Tex., to Oct. 23, 1879, — Ft. Clark, Tex. (Scouting, Nov. 12 to Dec. 29, 1879), to May 24, 1880 (leave of absence, to Feb. 2, 1881), — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Sep. 30, 1882, — Ft. Duncan, Tex. (Scouting, Jan. 30 to Feb. 4, 1883), to Apr. 29, 1883, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Sep. 6, 1883, — San Antonio, Tex. (distributing supplies to sufferers from Mississippi overflow, Apr. 3 to June 3, 1884), to June 13, 1885, — Scouting in New Mexico, to May 25, 1886, — San Antonio,

(Captain, 8th Cavalry, Apr. 24, 1886)

Tex., to July 18, 1886, — Scouting in Arizona and New Mexico, to Sep. 16, 1886, — San Antonio, Tex., to June 28, 1887 (leave of absence and conducting recruits, to Mar. 4, 1888), — Ft. Davis, Tex., to May 17, 1888, — and marching to, and at Ft. Meade, Dak., to Dec. 15, 1889.

Died, Jan. 20, 1890, at New York city: Aged 43.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1890.º

Buried, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Williams' full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.


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