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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p194
2435

(Born Ind.)

George B. Walker

(Ap'd Ind.)

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George Brinton Walker: Born Feb. 1, 1851, Evansville, IN.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Buford, Dak., Oct. 16, 1872, to May 12, 1875 (escorting Northern Boundary Commissioners, June 17 to Sep. 20, 1874, and on leave of absence, Oct. 22, 1874, to May 3, 1875), — Ft. Rice, Dak., May 18 to July 10, 1875, — Standing Rock Agency, Dak., July 12, 1875, to Apr. 23, 1876, — and Ft. Buford, Dak., May 3, 1876, to Oct. 26, 1877 (Sioux Expedition, May 14 to Sep. 17, 1876, and at Ft. Peck, Mon., May 11 to Oct. 19, 1877); on leave of absence, Oct. 26, 1877, to July 3, 1878, — Ft. Buford, Dak., July 3, 1878, to Aug. 6, 1880,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Dec. 15, 1880)

— and Camp on Snake River, Wy., to Apr. 25, 1881; under instruction in Military Signaling at Ft. Myer, Va., May 10, 1881, to May 10, 1882; on leave of absence, to Nov. 1882; on frontier duty at Ft. Cameron, Utah, to Apr. 30, 1883, — Ft. Douglas, Utah, to June 1, 1888, — and Ft. Lewis, Col., to Sep., 1889; and in garrison at Columbus Barracks, O., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p221
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Captain of Infantry, 6th Infantry, Aug. 1, 1891)

On general recruiting service, 1889 to 1891. — In command of Ft. Ontario, N. Y., from Oct., 1891 to May, 1892. — At Fort Thomas, Ky., commanding company, to April, 1898. — Proceeded to Tampa, Fla., April 19, 1898, and later engaged in campaign against Santiago de Cuba, being severely wounded in assault on San Juan Hill, July 1, 1898. — At Fort Sam Houston, Tex., commanding 3d Battalion, 6th Infantry, and also his company to ––––

Vol. V
p192
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Sick in hospital at Siboney, Cuba, and Fort Monroe, Va., until July 17, 1898. — On sick leave July 17 to Oct. 5, 1898. — At Fort Thomas, Ky., Oct. 5 to Nov. 17, 1898. — Left Fort Thomas, Ky., with regiment, Nov. 17, 1898. — Took station at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Nov. 20, 1898. — Commanding 3d Battalion and Company C, since Oct. 30, 1898. — On D. S. at Galveston, Tex., from Jan. 19 to Jan. 23, 1899. — Commanding regiment from Feb. 19 to March 7, 1899. — Commanding Company C and 3d Battalion, March 8 to April 30, 1899. Commanding 1st Battalion, since May 1, 1899. — Summary Court, May 24, 1899 to June 27, 1899. — Left Fort Sam Houston, Tex., with regiment May 17, 1899, and embarked at San Francisco, Cal., May 22, 1899, en route for the Philippine Islands. — Arrived in Manila Bay June 18, 1899. — Commanding Battalion of regiment at Iloilo, P. I., to July, 1899; Jaro, P. I., to Aug., 1899; Cebu, P. I., to Jan., 1900. — Transferred to 11thº Infantry, Jan. 24, 1900.

(Major, 18th Infantry, Jan. 29, 1900)

— Iloilo, P. I., to April, 1900. — On General Court Martial duty at Leyte, P. I., to July, 1900. — Commanding Battalion of regiment at Capiz, P. I., to July 29, 1900. — Sick to Nov. 1, 1900. — En route to U. S. to Dec. 1, 1900. — On sick leave to Feb. 11, 1901. — On recruiting service at Houston, Texas, Feb. 12, 1901 to Nov. 15, 1901. — With regiment at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Nov. 18 to Oct. 11, 1902.

Died, Oct. 11, 1902, at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo.: Aged 51.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, IN.


Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Walker's full name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army; his birth data are from his AOG obituary.


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