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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III

(Born S. C.)

William T. Howard

(Ap'd S. C.)


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

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 15,º 1876.

Served: in garrison at Morganton, N. C., Oct. 1, 1876, to Apr. 27, 1877, — and Washington Arsenal, D. C., Apr. 29 to July 18, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, to Oct. 25, 1877; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., to Dec. 7, 1877 (leave of absence, Oct. 25 to Nov. 25, 1877); on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 12, 1877, to May 24, 1878, — and Ft. Clark, Tex., and Scouting along the Rio Grande, May 29 to Oct. 29, 1878; as Acting Judge-Advocate, Department of Texas, Oct. 28, 1878, to Jan. 31, 1881; as Aide-de‑Camp to Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Ord, Nov. 1, 1879, to Dec. 6, 1880, and Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Augur, Jan. 7‑31, 1881; on frontier duty at Corpus Christi, Tex., to May 4, 1881, — and Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to June 16, 1881; before Ordnance Examining Board, to July 5, 1881; at headquarters of the Department of Texas, Aug. 13 to Oct. 25, 1881; in garrison

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Oct. 16, 1884)

at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Sep. 3, 1888;º and on sick leave of absence, to Sep. 3, 1888.

Died, Sep. 3, 1888, at Florence, S. C.: Aged 34.

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