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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1873

Vol. III
p209
2475

(Born D. C.)

William H. Coffin1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1869, to June 13, 1873, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 13, 1873.

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, July 5 to Sep. 1, 1873 (leave of absence, to Dec. 1, 1873); in garrison at Ft. Preble, Me., Dec. 1, 1873, to Apr. 20, 1874, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1874, to May 1, 1875, — Madison Barracks, N. Y., June 2 to Nov. 26, 1875, — and St. Augustine, Fla., Dec. 2, 1875, to Aug. 13, 1876; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of French, Aug. 30, 1876, to Aug. 28, 1878, — of Geography, History, and Ethics, Aug. 31, 1877, to Aug. 28, 1878, — of French and English, to Oct. 2, 1878, — and Assistant Instructor of Tactics, to Feb. 23, 1881; in garrison at St. Augustine, Fla., Mar. 31 to Sep. 29, 1881, — Atlanta, Ga., to Dec. 6, 1881, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to May 18,

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Mar. 6, 1882)

p210 1882, — Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Oct. 5, 1882, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to Sep. 29, 1883, — Ft. Omaha, Neb., to Oct. 1, 1885, — and Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Dec. 1, 1885; as Professor of Military Science, University of Vermont, to Dec. 31, 1886; and in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to May 21, 1887, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to –––––, — and Regimental Adjutant, Apr. 15, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p232
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(William Harrison Coffin)

Military History. — Regimental Adjutant, 5th Artillery, April 15, 1889 to April 15, 1893; at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., May 15, 1890 to June 9, 1896; at Sacramento and Truckee, Cal., July 5 to Sept. 1, 1895, suppressing railroad disturbances in California; at Fort Canby, Wash., June 12 to Oct. 27, 1896; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1896 to Nov. 2, 1897. — Member of a Board on the Regulation of Sea‑coast Artillery Fire, April 28, 1897 to –––––; Relieved from duty at Fort Hamilton and ordered to take station at Governor's Island, N. Y., Nov. 2, 1897.

(Captain of Artillery, 5th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

— In camp at Tampa, Fla., May 20 to Aug. 19, 1898; commanding Battery K, 5th Artillery, and assisting in the organization of a siege train; at Washington Barracks, D. C., Aug. 21, 1898 to ––––

(Major, 26th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899 — Declined)

Vol. V
p201
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Member of a Board on the Regulation of Sea‑Coast Artillery Fire, April 28, 1897 to May 20, 1898. — At Washington Barracks, D. C., Aug. 21, 1898 to May 5, 1899. — At Fort Hamilton, N. Y., commanding Siege Battery K, 5th Artillery (afterwards, Feb. 18, 1901, the 11th Battery, Field Artillery), May 6, 1899 to Sept. 20, 1902.

(Major of Artillery, Sept. 20, 1902)

— Assigned to Field Artillery and relieved from duty at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1902. — At Fort Riley, Kas. commanding the Artillery Sub‑Post, Nov. 30, 1902 to July 3, 1904, and commanding 4th Battalion, Field Artillery to Dec. 27, 1905. — President Field Artillery Board, Nov. 30, 1902 to July 3, 1904, and member to Dec. 27, 1905. — Commanding Divisional Artillery during Army Maneuvers at Fort Riley, Kas., Oct. 13 to Nov. 1, 1903. — Transferred to the command of the 6th Battalion, Field Artillery, Dec. 27, 1905, and ordered to proceed with it to the Philippine Islands. — At Camp Stotsenburg, Pampanga, P. I., March 14 to Aug. 25, 1906. — Transferred to Coast Artillery, Aug. 13, 1906.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Oct. 3, 1906)

— Assigned to the command of the Artillery District of the Potomac, Oct. 11, 1906. — In command of the Artillery District of the Potomac and of the port of Fort Washington, Md., Oct. 27, 1906 to –––––.

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 10, 1908)

Vol. VI
p181
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Harrison Coffin, Born Aug. 26, 1851.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 3, 1906.

In command of Artillery District of the Potomac and of Post of Fort Washington, Md., Oct. 27, 1906, to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Oct. 10, 1908)

Nov. 23, 1909; commanding Artillery District of Narragansett Bay and Post of Fort Adams, R. I., Dec. 17, 1909, to July 8, 1912.

Died, Aug. 2, 1912, at Rochester, Minn.: Aged 60.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.


The Author's Notes:

1 Son of Professor J. H. Coffin, U. S. Navy.


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