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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p240
2555

(Born N. Y.)

William A. Simpson

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Born Brooklyn, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1871, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 16, 1875.

Served: in garrison at Raleigh, N. C., Sep. 30, 1875, to Aug. 17, 1876 (leave of absence, to Sep. 18, 1876), — Ft. Macon, N. C., Sep. 20, 1876, to May 7, 1877, — Washington Arsenal, D. C., May 10 to July 19, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, July 19 to Sep. 26, 1877; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., Oct. 1, 1877, to Aug. 29, 1878 (leave of absence, to Oct. 8, 1878), and Oct. 8, 1878, to Oct. 1, 1879, — San Antonio, Tex., to Nov. 19, 1879, — Ft. Brown, Tex., to Mar. 31, 1880, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Apr. 28, 1882, — Ft. McHenry, Md., to Feb. 23,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 8, 1882)

1883, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Aug. 10, 1883; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 29, 1887;b and in garrison at Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Sep. 22, 1887, — Little Rock Barracks, Ark., to Apr. 30, 1889, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to Oct. 1, 1889, — Ft. Adams, R. I., to –––––, — and Regimental Adjutant, Oct. 9, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p253
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — (Regimental Adjutant, 2d Artillery, to Oct. 9, 1893.)

(Captain of Artillery, 7th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

Served: At Fort Adams, R. I., to March 19, 1898. — Long Island Head, Mas., to April 16, 1898. — Fort Slocum, N. Y., to May 8, 1898. — Acting Ordnance Officer, Department of the East, to May 22, 1898. — Chief of Artillery, Department of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal., June 3 to June 29. — En route to Manila to July 25; at Manila to Sept. 5, 1898.

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, July 8, 1898)

— Adjutant-General and Secretary to Military Governor in the Philippines, Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, 1898. — Thereafter en route to Washington, D. C. — Assistant in office of the Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C., Oct. 17, 1898 to ––––

(Major and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 20, 1898)

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, Sept. 19, 1898)

Vol. V
p228
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Assistant in office of the Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C., Oct. 17, 1898 to July 1, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, April 18, 1901)

— Appointed to General Staff, Aug. 15, 1903; ordered to Manila by transport, Aug. 1, 1903, for duty, Chief of Staff, Department of Luzon.

(Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, Aug. 18, 1903)1

— Arrived Manila, Aug. 30, 1903; relieved from duty, Department Luzon and assigned to duty as Adjutant-General, Division of the Philippines, (later, Philippines Division), Sept. 30, 1903 to Dec. 15, 1905; en route to San Francisco, Cal., to Jan. 14, 1906; Adjutant-General's Department, California, Jan. 14, 1906 to ––––

Vol. VI
p199
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Augustus Simpson, Born Feb. 11, 1854.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General, Aug. 18, 1903.

Adjutant General's Department, California, Jan. 14, 1906, to June 20, 1910; at Chicago, Ill., Adjutant General, Department of the Lakes and Central Department, to Sept. 9, 1912; at Governor's Island, New York Harbor, Adjutant General, Department of the East (afterwards designated as Adjutant, Eastern Department), since Sept. 10, 1912.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 11, 1918,
By Operation of Law.

Recalled to active duty, Feb. 12, 1918, and continued as Adjutant, Eastern Department.

Vol. VII
p126
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 11, 1918,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Aug. 8, 1930, at Orange, N. J.: Aged 76.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1931.º

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.


The Author's Note:

1 Title changed from Assistant Adjutant-General to Military Secretary, May 12, 1904; title changed from Military Secretary to Adjutant-General, March 7, 1907.


Thayer's Notes:

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

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b During this time, Lt. Simpson helped Col. (then Lt.) Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Cornélis Willcox with his A French-English Military Technical Dictionary enough to be among those thanked by him in his Preface.


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