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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p204
2463

(Born Ten.)

William H. W. James

(Ap'd Ten.)

53

Born Charlotte, TN.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. 3, 1872, to Dec. 8, p2051875 (constructing Telegraph Lines to Ringgold Barracks, Tex., June 25 to Sep. 4, 1875), — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., Dec. 12, 1875, to May 14, 1876 (leave of absence, to July 12, 1876, at Columbus Barracks, O., to Aug., 1876, and witness before Court Martial, at San Antonio, Tex., to Oct. 15, 1876), — Ft. Duncan, Tex., and Carrizo, Tex., Nov. 2, 1877, to Jan., 1878, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., Jan. to Oct. 4, 1878, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 24th Infantry, Aug. 20, 1878)

Duncan, Tex., Oct. 14, 1878 (leave of absence, June 4 to Oct. 4, 1879), to May 1, 1880, — Regimental Adjutant, Jan. 7, 1879, to Dec. 31, 1883, — Camp Del Rio, Tex., May 5 to June 5, 1880, — Ft. Davis, Tex., June 11 to Oct. 15, 1880, — on March to and at Ft. Supply, I. T., to Feb. 3, 1884, being in charge of the Telegraph Lines in the Indian Territory, from Feb. 11, 1882 (on leave of absence, Feb. 3 to May 20, 1884), — Ft. Sill, I. T., to Aug. 20, 1885 (in temporary command of Ft. Gibson, I. T., and witness before U. S. Court at Ft. Smith, Ark., May 19 to July 2, 1885), — Ft. Reno, I. T. (leave of absence, Dec. 15, 1885, to Mar. 15, 1886), to July 2, 1888, — and Ft. Grant, Ara., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p229
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Captain of Infantry, 24th Infantry, Aug. 30, 1890)

Served: At Fort Grant, Ariz., to Nov., 1890; at Fort Bayard, N. M., to June 20, 1891; and at San Carlos, Ariz., to Sept. 15, 1891. — On recruiting service at Knoxville, Ten., Oct. 4, 1891 to July 5, 1892; and at Nashville, Ten., to Oct. 13, 1893; garrison duty at Fort Bayard, N. M., Nov. 18, 1893 to Oct. 19, 1896; at Fort Douglas, Utah, to Dec. 13, 1896; on duty with the National Guard of New Mexico, Jan. 8 to June, 1897. — With regiment in Cuba, July 4 to Aug., 1898, being engaged in the siege and operations against Santiago to July 17, 1898. — With regiment en route to and at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to May, 1899.

(Major of Infantry, 23d Infantry, May 16, 1899)

En route to and in the Philippines to ––––

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

Military History.En route to and in the Philippines to Sept. 30, 1901. — Sailed for the United States from Zamboanga, Mindanao, on U. S. Transport Buford, via Suez Canal; reached New York City Dec. 1, 1901. — In command of Fort Ethan Allen, Vt. , from Dec. 3, 1901 to about March 1, 1902. — Garrison duty at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., from about March 1, 1902 to about April 6, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, 23d Infantry, May 9, 1902)

— Transferred to 25th Infantry, April 6th, 1903. — Garrison duty at Fort Niobrara, Neb., from April 6, 1903, except a short period of detached services, to Dec. 3, 1903.

(Colonel of Infantry, 25th Infantry, Oct. 31, 1903)

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Dec. 3, 1903,
at his own request, over 30 Years' Service.

— Residence, White Bluffs, Tenn.

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

(William Henry Williams James, Born Oct. 2, 1849.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 25th Infantry, Oct. 31, 1903.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 3, 1903,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Since retirement, resided at White Bluffs, Tenn., until March, 1916, when he moved to Nashville. He has been actively engaged in purchasing houses and lots, town lots, farms and timbered lands, and, mainly through agents, in looking after and managing these in addition to what he owned when retired; in this business he has been very successful.

Vol. VII
p113
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 3, 1903,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Since retirement, resided at White Bluffs, Tenn., until Mar., 1916, when he moved to Nashville. He has been actively engaged in purchasing houses and lots, town lots, farms and timbered lands, and, mainly through agents, in looking after and managing these in addition to what he owned when retired; in this business he has been very successful.

Vol. VIII
p48
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Dec. 3, 1903.

Died, Feb. 20, 1933, at White Bluffs, Tenn.: Aged 83.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.º

Buried, White Bluffs, AR.b


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. James' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Col. James' burial place is from his AOG obituary: "between the Wm. James High School and the Bristol to Memphis Highway."


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