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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p246
2573

(Born Pa.)

Robt. P. P. Wainwright

(Ap'd at Large)

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Robert Powell Page Wainwright:
Born May 19, 1852, Philadelphia, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 16, 1875.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Harney, Or., Oct. 15, 1875, to July 31, 1877, — on Nez Percés Expedition as Adjutant of Reserve Column, July 31 to Oct., 1877, — Camp Harney, Or., Oct., 1877, to May 30, 1878, — Scouting, May 30 to Sep. 21, 1878, being engaged in Skirmishes, July 8 and 13, 1878, — Ft. Boisé, I. T., Nov. 11, 1878, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., Nov. 29, 1878, to Aug. 23, 1883; on detached service, to

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 12, 1880)

Oct. 1, 1883; on leave of absence in Europe, to Mar. 31, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Bidwell, Cal., to June 9, 1884, — Ft. Maginnis, Mon., to Sep. 30, 1886, — and Ft. Custer, Mon., to –––––; and as Regimental Adjutant, Oct. 1, 1886, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p256
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

 p257  Military History. —

(Brevet 1st Lieutenant, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians at the Umatilla Agency, Oregon, July 13, 1878)

(Captain of Cavalry, 1st Cavalry, Feb. 4, 1892)

Served: (Regimental Adjutant to Sept. 30, 1890) At Fort Custer, Mont., to April 20, 1892; at Fort Grant, Ariz., to June 15, 1892; at San Carlos, Ariz., to Dec. 19, 1892; at Fort Grant, Ariz., to May 20, 1895; at Fort Riley, Kan., to Aug. 12, 1896; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., to April 20, 1898; with regiment at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Lakeland, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago and in Cuba to Aug., 1898; being engaged in the battle of San Juan, July 1‑3, and in the siege of Santiago, to July 17, 1898; en route to and at Fort Sheridan, Ill., to Sept., 1898; Chief Mustering Officer for the State of Illinois, Sept. 21, 1898 to May 1, 1899; (Regimental Adjutant, May 29, 1899 to –––––); garrison duty at Fort Meade, S. D., to July 23, 1899; at Vancouver, Wash., purchasing horses to be shipped to Philippines, July 23 to Sept. 10, 1899, and from Oct. 15, 1899 to Feb. 6, 1900, being on duty at Fort Meade, S. D., Sept. 10 to Oct. 15, 1899; on recruiting service at Chicago, Ill., Feb. 12, 1900 to ––––

Vol. V
p232
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: On recruiting service at Chicago, Ill., Feb. 12, 1900 to July 6, 1900; purchasing horses in Oregon for cavalry service, from July 7 to Dec. 9, 1900; recruiting service in Chicago, Ill., from Dec. 12, 1900

(Major, 5th Cavalry, May 25, 1901)

to Nov. 2, 1901; commanding post of Fort Du Chesne, Utah, Nov. 7, 1901 to June 1, 1902; duty at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to July 1, 1902; en route to P. I.; assigned to Adjutant-General's Department, July 8, 1902 to July 30, 1902; Assistant to Adjutant-General, Division of the Philippines, July 31, 1902 to Nov. 19, 1902.

Died Nov. 19, 1902, at Manila, P. I.: Aged 50.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Wainwright's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.


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