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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p198
2445

(Born O.)

William C.1 McFarland

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Chillicothe, OH.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 Louisville, Ky., Oct. 1, 1872, to June 11, 1873, — Lancaster, Ky., to June 8, 1876 (leave of absence, Dec. 17, 1873, to Jan. 16, 1874), — Lebanon, Ky., June 8 to Sep. 26, 1876, — and Mobile, Ala., to June, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Reno, I. T., June 28, 1877, to May 15, 1878 (leave of absence, May 15 to Aug. 15, 1878), and Aug. 15, 1878, to Dec. 27, 1879, — Ft. Garland, Col., to Feb., 1880, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to Apr. 11, 1880, — Ft. Sill, I. T., to Oct., 1880, — Ft. Stockton, Tex., to Feb. 24, 1881, — and Ft. McKavett, Tex., to June 25, 1881; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, July 1, 1881, to June 6, 1883; on frontier

(First Lieut., 16th Infantry, July 8, 1882)

duty at Ft. Davis, Tex., to July 8, 1884, — Camp Peña Colorada, Tex., to Dec. 1, 1884, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to May 15, 1885, — Ft. Stockton, Tex., to July 3, 1886, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Feb. 5, 1888, — San Antonio, Tex., to May 28, 1888, — Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, to Oct. 6, 1889; and in garrison at David's Island, Nov. 30, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p224
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At David's Island, N. Y., to Nov. 30, 1891; on leave to May 20, 1892; garrison duty at Fort Douglas, Utah,

(Captain of Infantry, 16th Infantry, April 2, 1892)

to Oct. 10, 1896; at Fort Spokane, Wash., to April 21, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago and in Cuba, to Aug. 10, 1898; being engaged in the battle of San Juan, July 1, 1898, where he was wounded, and in the operations around and siege of Santiago, to July 17, 1898. — With regiment at Camp Wikoff, N. Y., Aug. to Sep., 1898, and at Huntsville, p225Ala., to Nov. 10, 1898; on sick leave to April 12, 1899, and with regiment at Fort Crook, Neb., until

Retired from Active Service, at his own request,
after more than 30 years' service, May 19, 1899.

Vol. V
p195
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Berlin, Germany.

Vol. VI
p175
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Campbell McFarland, Born March 23, 1849.)

Military History. —

Captain, 16th Infantry, April 2, 1892.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, May 19, 1899,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Died, Sept. 5, 1916, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 67.

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

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


The Author's Note:º

1 Initialsº not correctly given in the Register, 3d edition.


Thayer's Note:

a Capt. McFarland's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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