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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III
p258
2606

(Born Wis.)

William R. Hamilton1

(Ap'd at Large)

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William Reeve Hamilton: Born June 13, 1855, Fond du Lac, WI.

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., 5th Artillery, June 15,º 1876.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Sep. 30, 1876, to July 26, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, to Oct. 25, 1877 (absent sick, to Jan. 29, 1878); in garrison at Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Jan. 29 to Aug. 20, 1878 (leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1878). — Charleston Barracks, S. C., Oct. 1, 1878, to Apr. 8, 1879, — and Atlanta, Ga., to July 27, 1879; on sick leave of absence, to Nov. 20, 1879; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Asbury University, Ind., to July 1,

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Apr. 15, 1883)

1883; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Sep. 1, 1884, — Ft. Omaha, Neb., to Dec. 3, 1885, — Ft. Douglas, Utah, to Oct. 1, 1886, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to Aug. 29, 1888; and on duty under the Governor of New York, in connection with the National Guard of the State, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Civil History. — Degree of M. S. conferred by Asbury University, Ind., 1882. Author of "Elementary Principles connected with the Art of War," 188—; and of "Practical Instructions for the National Guard," 188—.

Vol. IV
p264
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Detailed as Instructor of New York National Guard, Sept. 1, 1888 to April 1, 1890. — On leave, April 1 to 30, 1890. — Served at Governor's Island, N. Y., May 1 to 8, 1890; at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., May 15, 1890 to May 7, 1892. — On leave, May 7 to Aug. 31, 1892. — Served at Ft. Monroe, Va., Sept. 1, 1892 to July 22, 1894. — On leave to Aug. 28, 1894. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at State University, Reno, Nev., Aug. 28, 1894 to Sept. 1, 1897. — At Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1897 to April 17, 1898.

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

— Served at Fort Slocum, N. Y., April 17 to May 19, 1898; at Willets p265Point Artillery sub-post, April 14 to July 12, 1898. — At Tampa, Fla., in siege artillery train, July 14 to Aug. 20, 1898. — In command of Fort Totten, Willets Point, N. Y., Aug. 22 to Oct. 14, 1898. — At Fort Schuyler, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1898, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. V
p240
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Schuyler, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1898 to May 1, 1899; in command of Fort Schuyler, N. Y., May 1, 1899 to Dec. 6, 1901; in command of Fort Terry, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1901 to Mar. 3, 1904, and of Artillery District of New London, Feb., 1902 to June 10, 1902;

(Major, Artillery Corps, Apr. 14, 1903)

— Field Commander, Fort Moultrie, March 8, 1904 to July 1, 1905, and in command of Fort Moultrie, July to Sep. 14, 1900; on leave till Nov. 1, 1905; on detached service as Recruiting officer, St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 1, 1905, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 24, 1907)

(Colonel, Coast Artillery, Jan. 14, 1909)

Vol. VI
p211
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Reeve Hamilton, Born June 13, 1855.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, April 14, 1903.

At St. Louis, Mo., on detached service as Recruiting Officer, Nov. 1, 1905, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Dec. 27, 1908)

Dec. 15, 1910; on leave of absence, Dec. 16, 1910, to Mar. 12, 1911.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 12, 1911,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Died Sept. 15, 1914, at Milwaukee, Wis.: Aged 59.

Burial place unknown.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1915.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Charles S. Hamilton, U. S. Volunteers, Class of 1843.


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