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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III
p300
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(Born Ala.)

William Langdon Buckº

(Ap'd Ala.)

17

Born Mobile, AL.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1874, to June 13, 1878, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 14, 1878.

Served: in garrison at Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 30 to Dec. 13, 1878, — and at Baton Rouge Barracks, La., Dec. 15, 1878, to May 12, 1879, — Newport Barracks, Ky., to June 23, 1880, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to July 4, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Wingate, N. M. (constructing Telegraph Line, June 17 to Nov., 1881, and Rifle Teams, Aug. to Nov. 1, 1882), to Mar. 3, 1883; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, to July 1, 1886; commanding Indian Scouts in the field, to Oct., 1886; and on frontier duty

(First Lieut., 13th Infantry, Feb. 4, 1888)

at Ft. Wingate, N. M., to June, 1888, — Ft. Logan, Col., to July, 1888, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to Apr. 26, 1889, — and Little Rock Barracks, Ark., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p298
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: (Regimental Quartermaster, 13th Infantry, to March 1, 1893) On duty with Wisconsin National Guard, Feb. 16, 1893 to Feb. 16, 1897. — Acting Inspector-General of Wisconsin National Guard. — Superintendent of Military Department and Professor of Military Science and Tactics, St. John's Military Academy, Delafield, Wis., Feb., 1897

(Captain of Infantry, 13th Infantry, March 23, 1898)

to Aug. 5, 1898. — U. S. Mustering Officer for State of Wisconsin, April 28 to Aug. 5, 1898. — Assistant U. S. Mustering Officer for State of  p299 Wisconsin, Sept. 1, 1898 to –––––; General Recruiting Officer (for State of Wisconsin) for U. S. Army, Jan. 6, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p275
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Assistant U. S. Mustering Officer for State of Wisconsin, Sept. 1, 1898 to March, 1899; General Recruiting Officer (for State of Wisconsin) for U. S. Army, Jan. 6, 1899 to March 1, 1899; Mustering‑out Officer at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, from Aug. 25, 1898 to March 23, 1899; commanding 3d Battalion, 13th Infantry, from Nov. 3, 1899 to Jan. 1, 1901; President of Military Commission at Camiling, P. I., from Jan. 1 to Jan. 30, 1901; member of Examining Board at Iba, P. I., from Jan. 30 to Feb. 11, 1901; commanding 3d Battalion, 13th Infantry, from Feb. 12 to March 30, 1901, and from July 24 to Aug. 8, 1901; commanding 2d Battalion, 13th Infantry, from Aug. 9 to Sept. 17, and from Sept. 21 to Sept. 29, 1901; commanding Regiment, 13th Infantry, from Sept. 18 to 21, and from Sept. 30 to Oct. 17, 1901; commanding 2d Battalion, 13th Infantry, from Oct. 18 to Nov. 3, 1901; commanding 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry, from Dec. 6, 1901 to Jan. 16, 1902; member General Staff at Malabon, P. I., Nov. 29 to Dec. 6, 1901; commanding 3d Battalion, 13th Infantry, June 12 to July 30, 1902.

(Major, 18th Infantry, Oct. 11, 1902)

— Returned to U. S. from Philippine Islands; at San Francisco, Cal., June 19, 1902; left U. S., April 27, 1899, for Manila, P. I.; returned to U. S., June 19, 1902; more than three years in the Philippine Islands; never joined 18th Infantry, but, on March 10, 1903, transferred to 3d Infantry, as Major; at Fort Thomas, Ky., commanding 1st Battalion, 3d Infantry, March 29, 1903 to April 30, 1903; inspected National Guard of Kentucky, April 30, 1903 to June 15, 1903; commanding 1st Battalion, 3d Infantry, June 15 to July 26, 1903; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., in charge of Army and Department Rifle Competition, from July 27 to Sept. 13, 1903; at Sea Girt, New Jersey, as Captain of Army Infantry Rifle Team, Sept., 1903, and "won the Dryden Trophy;" in camp at maneuvers at West Point, Ky., Sept. 26 to Oct. 16, 1903; commanding post of Fort Thomas, Ky., Jan. 22 to Feb. 22, 1904; served at Fort St. Michael, Alaska, from July 21, 1904 to Aug. 3, 1905, commanding that post until July 23, 1905; on D. S. at Columbia Military Academy, Columbia, Tenn., from Oct. 4, 1906 to Oct. 4, 1908; joined 10th Infantry at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, Oct. 5, 1908, having been transferred as

(Major, 10th Infantry, on Jan. 7, 1907)

— Commanding 2d Battalion, 10th Infantry, Oct. 5, 1908 to –––––; took 90‑mile test ride at Fort Thomas, Ky., Oct. 12, 13, 14, 1908; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, Oct. 18, 1908 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p253
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Jan. 30, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, 10th Infantry, Jan. 7, 1907.

At Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., Oct. 18, 1908, to July 15, 1909; sick in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C., July 15, 1909, to June 11, 1910; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, commanding Battalion, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 5th Infantry, Aug. 28, 1910)

September, 1910; at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., with regiment, to

(Colonel of Infantry, March 2, 1912)

September 29, 1912; sick in Walter Reed Hospital, Sept. 30 to Oct. 20, 1912.

Died, Oct. 20, 1912, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 56.

Battles and Engagements: Guadaloupe Ridge, P. I., June 10, 1899; San Fabian, Nov. 7, 1899; San Jacinto, Nov. 11, 1899; Rabon River, Nov. 14, 1899.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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