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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p252
2589

(Born Ill.)

Arthur L. Wagnera

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Arthur Lockwood Wagner: Born March 16, 1853, Ottawa, IL.

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., 6th Infantry, June 16, 1875.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Buford, Dak.,º Oct. 9, 1875, to May 3, 1876, — conducting recruits to Ft. Shaw, Mon., May 3 to June 19, 1876, — Ft. Buford, Dak., to Feb. 1, 1877 (leave of absence, Nov. 18 to Dec. 18, 1876), — Fort Lincoln, Dak., Feb. 1 to Apr. 14, 1877, — Ft. Buford, Dak., to Aug. 25, 1877, — Escort duty, to Dec., 1877, — Ft. Buford, Dak., Dec., 1877, to Aug. 19, 1878, — constructing Telegraph Lines, to Oct. 6, 1878, — Ft. Buford, Dak., Oct. 6, 1878, to June 2, 1879, — Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to June 17, 1880, — Camp on White River, Col., to Sep. 26, 1880, — Ft. Lyon, Col., to May 13, 1881, — Scouting, to Sep. 17, 1881, — and Ft. Thornburgh, Utah, to Nov. 28, 1881; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Louisiana State University, to Dec., 1881, and at East

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Oct. 18, 1882)

Florida Seminary, to July 1, 1885, — Ft. Douglas, Utah, to Nov. 10, 1886, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (Instructor in Infantry and Cavalry School), to –––––.

Civil History. — Author of the "Campaign of Königgrätz, — a Study of the Austro-Prussian Conflict in the Light of the American Civil War," 1889.

Vol. IV
p260
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Assistant Instructor, Department of Military Art, U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

(Captain of Infantry, 6th Infantry, April 2, 1892)

p261 — Instructor in charge of Department of Military Art, U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, Aug. 25, 1893 to

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Nov. 17, 1896)

March 23, 1897; in charge of Military Information Division of Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., to May 12, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff
— Asst. Adjutant-General, Feb. 26, 1898)

— Member of joint Army and Navy Board to harmonize Military and Naval Operations, from April 22 to May 12, 1898; on staff of Major-General Nelson A. Miles, commanding the army, from May 12 to Aug. 22, 1898; detached with General Shafter's command from June 13 to July 13, 1898, being engaged in battle at El Caney, July 1, and in front of Santiago, July 2, 10, and 11, and in the operations in Puerto Rico; waiting orders at Washington, D. C., from Aug. 22 to Dec. 23, 1898; Adjutant-General, Department of Dakota, St. Paul, Min., Jan. 5, 1899 to ––––

Civil History. — Gold medalist of the Military Service Institution of the United States, 1883; author of The Service of Security and Information; Organization and Tactics; A Catechism of Outpost Duty. — Member of the National Geographic Society, and of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts.

Vol. V
p236
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Adjutant-General, Department of Dakota, St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 5, 1899 to Nov. 12, 1899; en route to Philippine Islands, to Dec. 19, 1889; Adjutant-General, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, Dec. 24, 1899 to April 8, 1900; Adjutant-General, Department of Southern Luzon, April 9, 1900

(Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, June 30, 1901)

to Nov. 29, 1901: Adjutant-General's Department, North Philippines, Nov. 30, 1901 to March 31, 1902; en route to U. S. to April 26, 1902; Adjutant-General, Department of the Lakes, Chicago, Ill., May 7, 1902, (on leave, May 10 to Aug. 8, 1902), to Sept. 9, 1903; at army maneuvers, West Point, Ky. and Fort Riley, Kans., to Oct. 31, 1903; Assistant Commandant, General Service and Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Nov. 1, 1903 to Jan. 1, 1904; on duty at Army War College, Jan. 4, 1904 (member General Staff Corps, Jan. 29, 1904), to Sept. 17, 1904, and as Assistant Director, Army War College, to June 17, 1905, when he

Died at Asheville, N. C.: Aged 52.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1907, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a For an appraisal and a portrait, Ganoe, The History of the United States Army, p363; also pp422‑423.


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