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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p204
2462

(Born N. Y.)

Henry Wygant

(Ap'd Ark.)

52

Born Almond, NY.a

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

Second Lieut., 24th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., Oct. 1 to Dec. 5, 1872, — Brazos, Tex., to Mar., 1874, being in command, Dec. 7, 1872, to Mar. 31, 1873 (leave of absence, Mar. 23 to May 6, 1874), — Ft. Brown, Tex., Mar., 1874, to May, 1875, — Ft. Richardson, Tex., May 16 to July 3, 1875, — Ft. Brown, Tex., to Dec. 8, 1875, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., Dec. 12, 1875, to Aug. 28, 1878 (leave of absence, Aug. 4 to Sep. 6, 1876,

(First Lieut., 24th Infantry, June 28, 1878)

and witness before Court Martial at San Antonio, Tex., Sep. 27 to Nov. 13, 1876), — and Ft. Duncan, Tex., Sep. 8, 1878, to June 6, 1879; on Recruiting service, to Jan. 22, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Duncan, Tex., to May 24, 1880, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Oct., 1880, — Ft. Concho, Tex., to Dec. 18, 1880, — Ft. Dodge, Kan., to Feb. 22, 1881, — Ft. Supply, I. T., to Oct. 6, 1883, — and Ft. Reno, I. T. (leave of absence, May 3 to Aug. 7, 1884), to July 2, 1886; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics,

(Captain, 24th Infantry, May 15, 1888)

Bingham School, N. C., to Aug. 1, 1888; and on frontier duty at Ft. Grant, Ara., to Oct., 1889, — and San Carlos, Ara., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p228
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Fort Thomas, Ariz., Jan., 1890 to April 1, 1891; Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to Sept., 1893; Richmond, Ky., to Nov. 25, 1896; Fort Douglas, Utah, to April 20, 1898; with 5th Army Corps in Cuba, and at Montauk, L. I., to Sept. 20, 1898. — Commanded battalion, 24th Infantry, from Nov. 28, 1896 to Feb., 1899. — Commanded 24th Infantry p229at storming of San Juan Hill, Cuba, July 1, 1898. — Served at Siboney, in yellow fever camp, from July 15 to Aug. 26, 1898. — Recommended Brevet Major, U. S. A., for gallant and meritorious conduct at battle of San Juan Hill, Cuba.

(Major of Infantry, 24th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

— Served at Fort Douglas, Utah, to April, 1899; Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to July, 1899. — Under orders for Manila, July 1, 1899.

Vol. V
p198
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Commanded 24th Infantry from July 13, 1899 to Aug. 20, 1899, en route to Philippines. — Commanded 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry at pumping station, Maraquina River and El Deposito, Luzon, until Sept. 1st, 1899. — at San Fernando Pampanga and Mexico Pampanga, to Oct. 1, 1899. — Commanded San Jose Nueva Ecija, from Feb. 28, 1900 to July 10, 1900. — Acting Inspector-General, 2d District, Department Northern Luzon, to Aug. 1, 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Infantry, Nov. 8, 1901)

— On duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., until Sept. 1, 1903. — Commanded the Post and Military and Staff College, at various times during this interval.

(Colonel, 22d Infantry, Aug. 11, 1903)

— Commanded regiment and Post of Fort Crook, Neb., till Oct. 23, 1903. — In Philippines commanding regiment and post of Camp Keithley, Mindanao, at intervals till June 1, 1905. — Commanded Department of Mindanao to July 4, 1905.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Oct. 11, 1905,
for disability incident to the service.

— Residence, Cranford, New Jersey.

Vol. VI
p177
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Oct. 21, 1850.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 22d Infantry, Aug. 11, 1903.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 11, 1905,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

After retirement, resided at Cranford, N. J.

Died, Aug. 5, 1918, at Buffalo, N. Y.: Aged 67.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Wygant's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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