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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p290
2702

(Born Pa.)

William H. Baldwin

(Ap'd Pa.)

62

William Herbert Baldwin: Born West Bradford Township, PA.a

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

Additional Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 12,

(Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Sep. 30, 1877)

1877; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Dec. 12, 1877, to July 4, 1878, — Bear Butte, Dak., July 4 to Nov. 20, 1878, — Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Nov. 20, 1878, to June 25, 1879, — Ft. Meade, Dak., to Sep. 19, 1886, — Regimental Quartermaster, Apr. 9, 1880, to Nov. 30, 1881 (leave of absence, Sep. 19 to Dec. 19, 1886), — Ft. Yates, Dak., to May 19, 1888, — March to and at Ft. Sill, I. T. (detached service at Ft. Concho, Tex., Aug. 23 to Oct. 4, 1888, and Scouting, May to Sep., 1889), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p290
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Sill, Okla.,

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 9th Cavalry, Dec. 12, 1890)

attached to 7th Cavalry.

(Transferred to 7th Cavalry, Feb. 9, 1892)

— At Fort Myer, Va., April 7, 1892 to Oct. 2, 1894. — Quartermaster at post, Aug. 11, 1892 to Sept. 30, 1894; Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Oct. 5, 1894 to Oct. 4, 1895; Fort Grant, Ariz., Oct. 7, 1895 to Nov. 14, 1896. — (Quartermaster, 7th Cavalry, Dec. 1, 1895 to Oct. 19, 1896.)

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Oct. 14, 1896)

— Assistant to Purchasing Commissary, Chicago, Ill., Nov. 19, 1896 to Jan. 17, 1897. — Purchasing and Depot Commissary, San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 1, 1897 to –––––; Served, during the Spanish-American war, as Purchasing and Depot Commissary, and in charge of outfitting all ships with commissary supplies for all the various Philippine expeditions and all military camps in the vicinity of San Francisco, to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Chief Commissary of Subsistence,
U. S. Volunteers, May 9, 1898)

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Sept. 9, 1898)

(Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence, by assignment,
July 22, 1898 to March 2, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, March 7, 1899)

Vol. V
p267
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Purchasing Commissary, San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 22, 1897 to Nov. 6, 1902; Temporarily Chief Commissary, Department, San Francisco, Cal., July 14, 1902 to Oct. 1, 1902; leave of absence, Nov. 7, 1902 to Feb. 1, 1903; Depot Commissary, Manila, Feb. 25, 1903 to Dec. 31, 1904; Acting Chief Commissary, Philippines Division, Manila, May 9, 1904 to Nov. 30, 1904.

(Deputy Commissary General,
with rank of Lieut.‑Colonel, Jan. 19, 1905)

— Chief Commissary, Department of Luzon, Manila, P. I., Jan. 21, 1905 to Aug. 28, 1905.

Died, Aug. 28, 1905, at Manila, P. I.: Aged 51.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1907, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Romansville Friends Burying Ground, Romansville, PA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Baldwin's middle name and birthplace are from his AOG obituary.


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