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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III

(Born Md.)

William M. Medcalfe

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1872,  p256 to June 14, 1876, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 15, 1876.

Served: in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Sep. 30 to Oct. 14, 1876, — Benicia Barracks, Cal., to Nov. 18, 1876, — and Presidio, Cal., to July 13, 1877; on Nez Percés Expedition, to Nov. 7, 1877; in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Nov. 7, 1877, to June 12, 1878; on frontier duty at Camp McDermitt, Nev., — and on Bannock Campaign, June to Oct., 1878; in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 1878, to Aug. 10, 1880; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1880, to Aug. 28, 1882, and Asst. Instructor

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 18, 1881)

of Ordnance and Gunnery, Aug. 29, 1882, to May 2, 1883, and Principal Assistant Professor of Mathematics, May 2 to Aug. 28, 1883; on leave of absence, to Oct. 27, 1883; as Assistant at Springfield Armory, Mas., to Dec., 1883; on Foundry duty at Cleveland, O., to Sep. 18, 1884; and as Member of Ordnance Board, and Board for Testing Rifled Cannon to Oct. 21, 1886.

Killed, Oct. 21, 1886, by the Explosion of a Shell at Sandy Hook, N. J.: Aged 33.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1887, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

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