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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

William R. Pease

(Ap'd N. Y.)


William Russell Pease: Born 1831.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1855.

Served: in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1855; on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Oct. 16, 1855)

at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1855, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1856‑57; on Recruiting service, 1857‑58; on frontier duty at Utah Expedition, 1858‑59; and on sick leave of absence, 1859‑61.

First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 23, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Mustering Officer at Cincinnati, O., May 8 to July, 1861; as Mustering and

(Captain, 7th Infantry, June 8, 1861)

Disbursing Officer for Central New York, headquarters at Utica, N. Y., July, 1861, to July 31, 1862; in command of Regiment, Aug. 25 to Dec. 25,

(Colonel, 117th New York Volunteers, Aug. 15, 1862)

1862, and of 3d Brigade, Dec. 25, 1862, to Apr. 15, 1863, in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.; in command of Regiment and two Batteries in the Defense of Suffolk, Va., during the Siege of the place by the Rebels under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Longstreet, Apr. 17 to May 4, 1863, participating in several engagements;

(Bvt. Major, May 4, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Siege of Suffolk, Va.)

in command of Brigade, 9th Army Corps, in construction of the Defenses to guard the approaches to Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., May 15 to June 5, 1863; on sick leave of absence, June 5 to Aug. 28,

(Resigned Volunteer Commission, Aug. 26, 1863)

1863; in charge of the Bureau of Deserters in the Provost Marshal General's Office at Washington, D. C., Aug. 28, 1863, to Apr. 30, 1864; as

(Retired from Active Service, Aug. 28, 1863,
for Disability Resulting from Long and Faithful Service
and Disease Contracted in the Line of Duty)

Mustering and Disbursing Officer for the State of Connecticut, Apr. 30, 1864, to Jan., 1866; as Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer, and

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Nov. 9, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services connected with the Mustering Out and Disbanding
of the Volunteer Armies of the United States)

Asst. Provost Marshal General for the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island, Jan. [image ALT: a blank space], to Dec. 20, 1866.

Served: as Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer of the State of New York, Jan. 2 to Dec. 12, 1867; and as Professor of Military science and Tactics at the State University of Wisconsin, Feb., 1868, to Apr., 1869.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died June 7, 1895, at Wallingford, Ct.: Aged about 64.

Buried, Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, NY.

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