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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p279
2666

(Born Mich.)

Richard H. Wilson

(Ap'd Mich.)

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Born Hillsdale County, MI.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15, 1877, to Jan. 1, 1878; on frontier duty at Ft. Wingate, N. M., Jan. 1‑29, 1878, — and Camp Apache, Ara., Feb. 5 to July 20, 1878, — Camp Gaston, Cal., Aug. 28, 1878, to Sep. 30, 1884, — Angel Island, Cal., to Apr. 9, 1885, — Ft. Halleck, Nev., to Oct. 9, 1886, — Ft. Mojave, Ara., to Nov. 19, 1886,

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1886)

— and Ft. Robinson, Neb., to Aug., 1889; and as an Instructor in the Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., School of Application, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p281
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., as Assistant p282Instructor in U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, to Sept., 1891. — Fort McKinney, Wyo., Adjutant 8th Infantry.

(Captain of Infantry, 8th Infantry, July 31, 1894)

to Aug., 1894. — Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., in command of company, to March, 1895. — Indian Agent at the Arapahoe and Shoshone Agency, Wyo., from March, 1895 to April, 1898. — Joined regiment, April 12, 1898. — Left Fort Russell with regiment, April 20. — Landed at Daiquiri, Cuba, with 5th Corps, June 22. — Took part in battles of El Caney, San Juan, and siege of Santiago de Cuba. — Returned to the United States (Camp Wikoff), Aug. 20. — Returned to Cuba with regiment, Dec. 16. — Stationed in Havana, patrolling the city. — Recommended for Brevet Major, U. S. A., for gallantry at the battle of El Caney, July 1, 1898. — Camp Wikoff, L. I., Aug. 20 to Sept. 6, 1898. — At Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 17 to Nov. 23, 1898 (mustering‑out duty). — Huntsville, Ala., with regiment, Nov. 27 to Dec. 16, 1898. — At Havana, Cuba, and vicinity, in command of company and 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, Dec. 16, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p258
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Havana, Cuba, and vicinity, in command of company and 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, Dec. 16, 1898 to Nov. 12, 1899; recruiting officer at Denver, Colo., until Nov. 4, 1901;

(Major, 8th U. S. Infantry, Feb. 28, 1901)

— Commanding camp of recruits at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 27, 1901 to May 1, 1902; commanding Fort Lawton, Wash., May 21 to July 8, 1902; commanding Fort St. Michael, Alaska, July 25, 1902 to July 23, 1904; Commanding Fort Slocum, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1904 to Feb. 20, 1906; at Camp Jossman, Guimaras, P. I., from April 6, 1906 to May 8, 1906.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 16th Infantry, April 5, 1906)

— At Fort William McKinley, Rizal, P. I., from May 11, 1906 to July 14, 1907; on duty at Fort Crook, Nebraska, Sept. 24, 1907 to Mar. 4, 1908; on duty at San Juan, Porto Rico, commanding Porto Rico Provisional Regiment of Infantry, Mar. 18, 1908 to Feb. 15, 1909; at Fort Logan H. Roots, Ark.,º Feb., 1909, to ––––

Vol. VI
p233
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Richard Hulbert Wilson, Born June 10, 1853.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 16th Infantry, April 5, 1906.

At Fort Logan H. Roots, Ark., February, 1909, to June, 1910;

(Colonel, 14th Infantry, June 12, 1910)

at Fort William Henry Harrison, Mont., commanding post, to December, 1913; at Fort Lawton, Wash., commanding post to May 9, 1916 (during this time was Acting Commander of 7th Brigade; commanded Militia Training and Business Men's Encampments at American Lake, Wash., also Militia Training Camp at Fort George Wright, Wash.); left with regiment for Mexican border, May 9, 1916; at Douglas, Arizona, to Sept. 20, 1916; at Yuma, Arizona, with regiment, commanding Camp Harry J. Jones and the Yuma Borromeo District to May 21, 1917; with regiment p234to Vancouver Bks., Wash., and commanded that post, May 25 to June 10, 1917.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 10, 1917,
By Operation of Law.

At Amherst, Mass., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Massachusetts Agricultural College and at Amherst College, Sept. 10, 1917, to ––––

Vol. VII
p141
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 10, 1917,
By Operation of Law.

At Amherst, Mass., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Massachusetts Agricultural College and at Amherst College, Sept. 10, 1917, to Aug. 20, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at the battle of Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Vol. VIII
p53
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., June 10, 1917.

Died, Mar. 21, 1937, at Seattle, Wash.: Aged 84.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1937.º


Thayer's Note:

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


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