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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III
p262
2618

(Born N. J.)

William C. Buttler

(Ap'd N. J.)

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Born New Brunswick, NJ.a

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., 3d Infantry, June 15,º 1876.

Served: in garrison at Holly Springs, Mis., Sep. 29 to Nov. 4, 1876, — Jackson Barracks, La., to May 31, 1877, — and Mobile Barracks, Ala., June 1 to July 25, 1877; in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Indiana and Pennsylvania, July 27 to Sep. 21, 1877; on frontier duty at Helena, Mon., Nov. 7, 1877, to May 22, 1878, — Ft. Shaw, Mon., May 27 to June 10, 1878, — Ft. Benton, Mon., June 10 to July 8, 1878, — Camp on Marias River, Mon., July 26 to Sep. 26, 1878, — Ft. Shaw, Mon., Sep. 28, 1878, to Apr. 19, 1879, — and Ft. Ellis, Mon., to Oct. 10, 1879; on leave of absence, to May 10, 1880; on Signal duty at Ft. Whipple, Va., to Apr. 30, 1881; on delay, to July 7, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Ellis,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Apr. 16, 1885)

Mon., to Sep. 20, 1885, — Ft. Missoula, Mon., to May 21, 1888, — and Ft. Meade, Dak., to Sep. 10, 1888; and on Recruiting Service at David's Island, N. Y., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p268
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(William Cathcart Buttler)

Military History. — Served: At Davids Island, N. Y. H., to Oct. 10, 1890 (general recruiting service); at Fort Meade, S. D., until June 1, 1891. — Served in winter campaign against the Sioux, Cheyenne River, S. D., Oct. 22 until Feb. 1, 1891.

(Captain of Infantry, 3d Infantry, April 25, 1895)

— At Fort Snelling, Min., June 1, 1891 to Oct. 7, 1896. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, N. J., Nov. 7, 1896 until May 1, 1898. — On duty at Sea Girt, N. J., mustering in New Jersey volunteers, May 1 to Aug. 31, 1898; on duty at Sea Girt and Newark, N. J., mustering out New Jersey volunteers, Aug. 31, 1898 until Jan. 3, 1899. — Joined regiment at Fort Snelling, Min., Jan. 11, 1899; the regiment left New York for the Philippines, Feb. 2, 1899; arrived at Manila, P. I., March 22, 1899; in the field with regiment, from March 22 to –––––; Took part in Malolos campaign under General MacArthur, General Lawton's northern expedition to Gapan, P. I. — With regiment at Balinag, P. I., May 23 to ––––

Vol. V
p244
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: With regiment at Balinag, P. I., May 23 to Dec., 1899; commanding Apalit and San Simon, Pampanga, from Dec. 20, 1899 to May, 1901;

 p245  (Major, 25th Infantry, Mar. 5, 1901)

— On duty at Iba and San Felipe, Province of Zambales, from May, 1901 until Mar., 1902; on duty in Manila, P. I., Mar., 1902 to Aug., 1902; returned to the U. S.; on duty, Fort Niobrara, Neb. until the latter part of Oct., 1903; general recruiting service, Cleveland, Ohio, Nov., 1903 to Nov., 1905; transferred to 22d Infantry, May 17, 1904; at Fort McDowell, Angel Island, Cal., Nov., 1905; earthquake and fire at San Francisco, Cal., April, 1906; transferred to 29th Infantry, Aug. 29, 1906.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 9th Infantry, Oct. 6, 1906)

— Joined regiment at Manila, Dec., 1906; returned to U. S., Aug., 1907; on duty with regiment at Fort Sam Houston, Aug. 18, 1909 to ––––

Vol. VI
p214
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Cathcart Buttler, Born Nov. 10, 1853.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 9th Infantry, Oct. 6, 1906.

At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, with regiment, Aug. 18, 1909, to

(Transferred to 22d Infantry, March 12, 1910)

(Colonel of Infantry, March 3, 1911)

July 10, 1911; at San Francisco, Cal., on waiting orders to December, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., member of Infantry Examining Board, December, 1911, to Jan. 15, 1912;

(Assigned to 4th Infantry, Jan. 16, 1912)

at Fort Crook, Neb., with 4th Infantry, to October, 1912;

(Transferred to 24th Infantry, Nov. 5, 1912)

at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., with 24th Infantry, January to July, 1913; at Batangas, P. I., with regiment, July, 1913, to April 13, 1914; at San Francisco, Cal., unassigned, May to Sept. 14, 1914.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 14, 1914,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p134
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 14, 1914,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at San Miguel, Luzon, P. I., May 23, 1899."

Died, Mar. 1, 1925, at Long Beach, Calif.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Buttler's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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