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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III

(Born Ga.)

William W. Forsyth

(Ap'd Ga.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1877, to June 13, 1882, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 13, 1882.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McDowell, Ara., Scouting (and Expedition into the Sierra Madre, Mexico, after Chiricahua Indians, Apr. to June, 1883), Sep. 28, 1882, to Nov. 7, 1883, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to June 5, 1884, — Ft. Craig, N. M., to Oct. 26, 1884, — Ft. Wingate, N. M. (leave of absence, Nov. 16, 1884, to Mar. 13, 1885), to May 22, 1885, — in the field, to July, 1886, — Ft. Cummings, N. M., to Oct. 3, 1886, and Ft. Wingate, N. M., and in the field (leave of absence, Oct. 25, 1886, to Mar. 24, 1887), to Aug. 20, 1888; and at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Modern Languages, Aug. 28, 1888, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Nov. 20, 1889.

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

(William Woods Forsyth)

Military History. — Served: As Instructor and Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., to Aug. 20, 1893. — On leave to Sept. 19, 1893. — With troop at Fort Yellowstone, Wyo., and in Yellowstone Park, to Oct. 6, 1894. — Quartermaster, Commissary Exchange, and Ordnance Officer, Fort Yellowstone, p361to June 30, 1895; Commissary, Exchange, and Ordnance Officer, Fort Yellowstone, to April 14, 1896. — On leave, April 15 to Aug. 14, 1896. — Quartermaster and Disbursing Officer, Yellowstone Park appropriation, Commissary, Exchange, and Ordnance Officer, Fort Yellowstone, Oct. 1, 1896 to Aug. 1, 1897. — Commanding troop, Dec. 10, 1896 to July 7, 1897; commanding post, Fort Yellowstone, Feb. 8 to Apr. 20, 1897; Adjutant, Fort Yellowstone, July 4 to Nov. 20, 1897; with troop at Fort Robinson, Neb., Dec. 1, 1897 to April 24, 1898; in the field with troop at Camp Geo. H. Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Ga., to May 4, 1898; at Savannah, Ga., on regimental recruiting service, to May 20, 1898; in the field with regiment and detachment of regiment at Tampa, Fla., May 21 to Aug. 3, 1898; (appointed Quartermaster of regiment, May 20, 1898); with regiment at Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, L. I., to Oct. 5, 1898; with regiment at Camp Forse, Huntsville, Ala., to Dec. 13, 1898. — On leave, Dec. 14, 1898 to Jan. 13, 1899. — Quartermaster and Ordnance Officer, Fort Riley, Kan., Jan. 14, 1899 to ––––

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

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

Military History. — Quartermaster and Ordnance Officer, Fort Riley, Kas., Jan. 14, 1899 to March [image ALT: an underscored blank], 1900; resigned as Regimental Quartermaster, March [image ALT: an underscored blank], 1900, and assigned to temporary command of Troop A; assigned to command of the 3d Squadron, 6th Cavalry, July 1, 1900, and sailed from San Francisco with regiment for China on U. S. A. Transport Grant, July 3, 1900; in several engagements with Chinese during the China Relief Expedition, and recommended by General Chaffee for Brevet of Major for gallantry in action there; sailed from China for Manila about end of May, 1901, and in command of Legaspi, Albay and Deraqua, until Aug., 1901; sailed from Manila, Sept. 5, on U. S. A. Transport Kilpatrick, and arrived at San Francisco, Oct. 12, 1901; on recruiting duty at Charlotte, North Carolina, Nov. 5, 1901 to Nov. 5, 1903; on leave, Nov. 6 to Dec. 5, 1903; at Fort Keogh, Mont., commanding Troop I and 3d Squadron, to Sept. 9, 1905; at Fort Yellowstone, Wyo., commanding Troop, to Sept. 1, 1907; commanding 3d Squadron, en route from Montana to San Francisco, Sept. 2 to 6, 1907; sailed with regiment for Manila, on U. S. A. Transport Thomas, Sept. 7, 1907; arrived at Manila, Oct. 9, 1907; at Jolo Jolo, Oct. 14, 1907 to Jan. 24, 1909.

(Major, 13th Cavalry, May 6, 1908)

(Transferred to 6th Cavalry, May 19, 1908)

and assigned to 3d Squadron; en route from Jolo to Manila, and on temporary duty at Fort William McKinley, Rizal, July 26 to Aug. 14, 1908; on sick leave in China and Japan, Aug. 15 to Oct. 5, 1908; sailed from Manila, Feb. 14, and from Mariveles, Feb. 15, 1909, on U. S. Transport Thomas, and arrived at San Francisco, March 13, 1909; at the Presidio of San Francisco, until April p33715, 1909; commanding troops marching to the Yosemite National Park, to April 27, 1909; appointed Acting Superintendent of the Yosemite National Park, March 20, 1909, and on duty as such, from March 25, 1909 to –––––.

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

(William Woods Forsyth, Born Aug. 31, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, 13th Cavalry, May 6, 1908

Transferred to 6th Cavalry, May 19, 1908

Superintendent Yosemite National Park, March 25, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, Oct. 3, 1912)

March 25, 1913; on special duty in Yosemite National Park to July 13, 1913; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Aug. 15, 1913; on leave of absence to Nov. 1, 1913; at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., with 1st Cavalry to June 1, 1914;

(Assigned to 4th Cavalry, June 1, 1914)

at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, with 4th Cavalry, June 14, 1914, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Sept. 7, 1916; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., on temporary duty at Hdqrs. Southern Department, Sept. 23 to Oct. 8, 1916; (commanding Camp Wilson, Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, 1916); on sick report and on sick leave, Oct. 8, 1916, to May 22, 1917.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 22, 1917,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Service Medals: Indian Wars, China Relief Expedition, Philippine Insurrection.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 22, 1917,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Service Medals: Indian Wars, China Relief Expedition, Philippine Insurrection.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Col., Ret., May 22, 1917.

Died, Feb. 23, 1933, at Lexington, Va.: Aged 76.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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