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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1896

Vol. IV

(Born S. C.)

William S. Guignard

(Ap'd S. C.)


Born near Columbia, SC.a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1892, to June 12, 1896, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Add. Second Lieut. of Artillery, 4th Artillery, June 12, 1896)

(Second Lieut. of Artillery, 4th Artillery, Sept. 1, 1896)

Served: Garrison duty at Washington Barracks, D. C., Sept. 30, 1896 (at Fort Delaware, Del., March 19 to April 27, 1898) to April, 1898; with battery at Fort Washington, Md., to May 11, 1898; at Tampa, Fla., to July 3, 1898; en route to and in Cuba to July 20, 1898, and in Puerto Rico to Nov. 26, 1898; en route to and at Savannah, Ga., to Dec. 11, 1898; on sick leave to Feb. 10, 1899;

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 4th Artillery, March 2, 1899)

on mustering duty at Columbia, S. C., to May 13, 1899; on leave to July, 1899; with light battery at Fort Riley, Kan., to –––––; Participated in the campaign in Puerto Rico, July 25 to Aug. 13, 1898, being engaged in the action at Coamo, Puerto Rico, Aug. 9, 1898.

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

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Captain, Artillery Corps, Aug. 1, 1901)

(Assigned to 2d Field Artillery, June 6, 1907)

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

(William Slann Guignard, Born Sept. 30, 1872.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 4th Artillery, March 2, 1899.

At Fort Riley, Kan., with Light Battery, to Dec. 18, 1900; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Modern Languages, Jan. 7, 1901, to

(Captain, Artillery Corps, Aug. 1, 1901)

Sept. 11, 1903; at Saumur, France, student officer at School of Application for Cavalry, to Oct. 3, 1904; at Fort Washington, Md., commanding company, Oct. 24, 1904, to April 4, 1905; at Paris, France, Military Attaché, June 5, 1905, to

(Assigned to 2d Field Artillery, June 6, 1907)

June 30, 1909; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, July 21 to Dec. 22, 1909; on leave of absence, Dec. 23, 1909, to Jan. 26, p7471910; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, commanding battery, 1st Field Artillery, Jan. 27 to Oct. 4, 1910; en route to Philippines with 1st Field Artillery, Oct. 5 to 31, 1910; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., with 2nd Field Artillery, Nov. 13, 1910, to March 15, 1911; on leave of absence and en route to U. S. to May 12, 1911; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., Battalion Adjutant, May 15 to Sept. 10, 1911; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, student officer at School of Fire for Field Artillery, Sept. 14 to

(Major, 6th Field Artillery, Dec. 1, 1911)

Dec. 17, 1911; on leave of absence to Feb. 2, 1912; at Fort Riley, Kans. commanding Battalion, Feb. 9, 1912, to Jan. 9, 1913; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Army Service School, to March 16, 1913; at Fort Riley, Kans., commanding Battalion, March 17 to

(Transferred to 1st Field Artillery, Dec. 1, 1913)

Dec. 19, 1913; on leave of absence to May 31, 1914; sick to June 10, 1914; at San Francisco, Cal., and en route to Hawaii, June 20 to July 14, 1914; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding Battalion, July 15, 1914, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 9th Field Artillery, July 1, 1916)

Oct. 12, 1916, and with 9th Field Artillery to

(Colonel, 21st Field Artillery, May 15, 1917)

July 21, 1917; en route to U. S. to July 29, 1917; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, with regiment, July 31 to Nov. 6, 1917; at Fort Bayard, N. M., sick, Nov. 7, 1917, to Mar. 17, 1918; on sick leave to April 19, 1918; at Richland, N. C., sick in General Hospital No. 18, April 21 to Oct. 17, 1918; on sick leave to Feb. 5, 1919; at Waynesville, N. C., sick, to Feb. 24, 1919; on sick leave, Feb. 25 to Sept. 27, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 27, 1919,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 27, 1919,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Decoration: Chevalier, Legion of Honor of France.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Sept. 27, 1919.

Died, Aug. 21, 1940, at Columbia, S. C.: Aged 67.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1941.º

Thayer's Note:

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

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