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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

William H. Low

(Ap'd Ill.)


William Hale Low: Born Sep. 3, 1848, Whitehall, NY.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., 20th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., Sep. 30, 1872, to Aug. 17, 1875. — Ft. Pembina, Dak., Oct. 8, 1875, — Ft. Snelling, Min., to Mar. 20, 1876, — Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak. to May 17, 1876, — on Sioux Expedition, to Sep. 16, 1876, being in command of Gatling Gun Battery, Apr. to Sep., 1876, — Ft. Snelling, Min., to Apr., 1877, — Acting Assistant

(First Lieut., 20th Infantry, Apr. 7, 1877)

Engineer on Yellowstone Expedition, Apr. 22 to Dec. 28, 1877, — Ft. Brown, Tex., Jan. 13, 1878 (leave of absence and on delay, June 21 to Nov., 1880), to Nov. 5, 1881, — Ft. Gibson, I. T. (Scouting, Mar.‑Apr., and July to Oct., 1883), to May 14, 1885, — and Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., to July 24, 1886.

Died, July 24, 1886, at Ft. Assinniboine, Mon.: Aged 38.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1887, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, MT.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Low's full name and birth data are from his tombstone, q.v.

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