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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p194
2436

(Born Ky.)

Thomas C. Woodbury1

(Ap'd at Large)

26

Born Dec. 2, 1850.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., 16th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: in garrison at Jackson, Mis., Nov. 2, 1872, to May 9, 1873, — New Orleans, La., to Jan. 16, 1874, — Corinth, Mis., to Mar., 1874, — Little Rock, Ark., Mar. 14, 1874, to June 2, 1876 (leave of absence, June 2 to July 31, 1874, and June‑July 31, 1876), — Shreveport, La., July 31 to Oct. 25, 1876, — and New Orleans, La., Nov. 16, 1876, to June 8, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Reno, I. T., June 28, 1877, to Apr. 28, 1880, — Ft. Sill, I. T., to May 7, 1880 (leave of absence, to

(First Lieut., 16th Infantry, Mar. 9, 1880)

Nov. 7, 1880), — Ft. Stockton, Tex., to Feb., 1881, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., to May 2, 1882, — Ft. Davis, Tex. (in camp near post and on Rifle Competition, July 30 to Sep. 22, 1884), to May 15, 1885, — Ft. Stockton, Tex. (leave of absence in Europe, Apr. 9 to Oct. 9, 1885), to June, 1886, p195— and San Antonio, Tex., to Sep. 7, 1887; in garrison at David's Island, N. Y., to July 21, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. Douglas, Utah, July 31, 1889, to –––––, — and Regimental Quartermaster, Aug. 1, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p222
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Thomas Childs Woodbury)

Military History. — (Regimental Quartermaster to Dec. 29, 1890.)

(Captain of Infantry, 16th Infantry, Dec. 29, 1890)

— On duty with regiment since that date. — At Fort Douglas, Utah, to Sept., 1891; on leave to Jan. 10, 1892; sick at Fort Douglas, Utah, to Dec. 18, 1892; on duty at same post to Oct. 10, 1896; engaged in suppressing S. P. R. R. strikers, 1894. — At Fort Sherman, Ida., to April, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898. — In the campaign against Santiago de Cuba to July 1, 1898, when wounded in the assault on San Juan Hill, Cuba. — On sick leave to Sept. 16, 1898; with regiment at Huntsville, Ala., to Feb., 1899; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to May 24, 1899. — En route to and in Philippines to ––––

(Major of Infantry, 19th Infantry, July 8, 1899)

— Landed in Manila, P. I., June 27, 1899, in command of 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry. — Employed on line of defense of Manila, till Aug. 6, 1899. — In charge of defense of San Fernando, P. I., during General MacArthur's attack of Aug. 9, 1899. — In command of the Department of Cavite, P. I., to ––––

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

Military History. — Joined regiment at Cebu, P. I., Oct., 1899. — Commanding 3rd Battalion 19th Infantry, Provost Marshal, Cebu, and commanding Battalion at attack on Sudlow Mountains, Cebu, Jan., 1901. — Military Governor and commanding troops on Island of Bohol, P. I., Feb., 1901 to May, 1902. — Received surrender of Insurrectos, Dec., 1901.

p193 (Lieut.‑Colonel, 29th Infantry, July 30, 1902)

— Transferred to 17th Infantry, Aug. 19, 1902. — Transferred to 7th Infantry, Feb. 7, 1903. — Transferred to 13th Infantry, Aug. 27, 1903. — Joined regiment at Fort McDowell, Cal., Sept. 27, 1903. — Commanding Recruits and Casuals, Angel Island, Calif., from Sept. 27, 1903 to Feb. 23, 1904. — Joined 3d Infantry, at Fort Thomas, Ky., Feb. 26, 1904, to command it on proposed duty at Panama Canal.

(Colonel, 3d Infantry, March 29, 1904)

— With regiment in Alaska, July 1, 1904 to Aug. 6, 1906. — At Ft. Lawton, Wash., Aug. 11, 1906, to date. — In command of Department of the Columbia, March 1, 1907 to July 6, 1907, and from Dec. 10, 1907 to March 20, 1908.

Medals for Spanish War and Philippine Insurrection.

Died, Sep. 26, 1911, at La Jolla, Cal.: Aged 60.b

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1912, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.


The Author's Notes:

1 Son of Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.D. P. Woodbury, Class of 1836.

Variant note in Supplement, Vol. IV:

Son of General Phineas Woodbury, class of 1836. Grandson of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Thomas Childs, Class of 1814.


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Woodbury's birthdate is from his tombstone, q.v.

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b The Register gives no death data; the 1910 and later Supplements to the Register mark him as having died, but offer no other information. The date and place of his death are from his AOG obituary, and the date is confirmed on his tombstone, q.v.


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