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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III
p232
2534

(Born O.)

Willis Wittich

(Ap'd O.)

26

Born Circleville, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870, to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 21st Infantry, June 17, 1874.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Klamath, Or., Sep. 30, 1874, to Dec. 15, 1878 (leave of absence, Nov. 10, 1876, to Apr. 4, 1877, and on Court-martial duty at Ft. Vancouver, Apr. 4‑28, 1877), and Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., on detached service, Dec. 15, 1878, to Apr. 9, 1879; on

(First Lieut., 21st Infantry, Aug. 7, 1879)

leave of absence, to Oct. 7, 1879; and on frontier duty at Ft. Townsend, Wash., to Oct. 16, 1882, — Ft. Canby, Wash., to June 10, 1883, — Ft. Townsend, Wash., to July 26, 1884, — Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to Aug. 7, 1886, — Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, to July 2, 1888, — Regimental Adjutant, July 10, 1888, to –––––, — and Ft. Sidney, Neb., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p247
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Captain of Infantry, 21st Infantry, July 18, 1890)

Served: At Fort Douglas, Utah, Oct., 1890 to Aug., 1891; at Fort Randall, S. D., Aug., 1891 to Sept., 1892. — On recruiting service, Cincinnati, O., Sept., 1892 to Sept., 1894. — Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., Sept., 1894 to –––––; Participated in Spanish-American war, commanding company at battle of San Juan and in trenches before Santiago, until surrender of city, July 1 to 17, 1898. — At Montauk Point until regiment returned to Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y.

(Major of Infantry, 21st Infantry, May 14, 1899)

— Joined regiment at Calamba, Luzon, P. I., Sept. 24, 1899. — Served with regiment in the field to ––––

Vol. V
p221
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In the field to July 1, 1900, being in command of his regiment from March 26 to June 2, 1900; en route to U. S. A., July 27, 1900; sick in hospital at San Francisco, Cal., to Sept. 15, 1900, and at Fort Adams, R. I., to Nov. 26, 1901; on sick leave to Jan. 23, 1902; sick at Fort Adams, R. I.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Infantry, May 5, 1902)

to July, 1902; on duty at Fort Adams, R. I., to Nov. 28, 1902.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Nov. 28, 1902,
for disability in the line of duty.

Vol. VI
p195
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Feb. 21, 1853.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Infantry, May 5, 1902.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 28, 1902,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

After retirement, resided in Plattsburg, N. Y., to 1913; in Washington, D. C., to 1916; in Circleville, Ohio, to ––––

Vol. VII
p123
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 28, 1902,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

After retirement, resided in Plattsburg, N. Y., to 1913; in Washington, D. C., to 1916; in Circleville, Ohio, to ––––

Vol. VIII
p50
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Lt.‑Col., Ret., Nov. 28, 1902.

Died, Aug. 15, 1938, at Circleville, Ohio: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

Buried, Forest Cemetery, Circleville, OH.


Thayer's Note:

a His birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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