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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1862

Vol. II

(Born Md.)

William A. Marye

(Ap'd Cal.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1858, to June 17, 1862, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Ordnance, June 17, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Asst. Ordnance Officer at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., July 23, 1862, to June 13,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

1863, being detached at various times for duty at Cairo, Ill., Helena, Ark., and near Vicksburg, Mis., — and in the Department of the Cumberland, July 16, 1863, to July 15, 1864, in charge of Ordnance Depots at Murfreesborough, Ten., Stevenson and Bridgeport, Ala., and Chattanooga, Ten.; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., June 28, 1864, to July, 1865.

Served: as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Benicia Arsenal, Cal.,

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 7, 1867)

Aug. 30, 1865, to June 1, 1870, — at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., June 20, 1870, to June 10, 1874, — at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 20, 1874, to June 15, 1876, — and at Benicia Arsenal, Cal., July 8, 1876, to July 2,

(Major, Ordnance, May 27, 1878)

1879; in command of Augusta Arsenal, Ga., July 16, 1879, to Apr. 15, 1886; on leave of absence, to Oct. 16, 1886; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Springfield Armory, Mas., to Mar. 18, 1889; and in command of Benicia Arsenal, Cal., Apr. 10, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Commanding Benicia Arsenal, Cal., from April, 1889 to Oct., 1890. — Commanding San Antonio Arsenal, San Antonio, Tex., from Oct., 1890 to June, 1891.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, Jan. 31, 1891)

— Commanding Watertown Arsenal, Mas., from June, 1891 to Feb., 1892. — Commanding Fortress Monroe Arsenal, Fortress Monroe, Va., from April 25, 1892 to ––––

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

Military History. — Commanding Fortress Monroe Arsenal, Fortress Monroe, Va., from April 25, 1892 to Aug. 20, 1894. — Member of a Board of Officers at Frankford Arsenal, May 2, 1894 to March 26, 1895, for the examination of officers for promotion. — On leave of absence with permission to go beyond the sea, April 5, 1895 to June 18, 1896. — Member of a Board of Officers at Fort Monroe, Va., to select sites for location of Lewis range finders from June 18, 1896 to July 17, 1897. — Inspecting projectiles manufactured at the works of the Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Va., and the Petersburg Iron Works, Petersburg, Va., to Oct. 1, 1901. — Member of Board to consider and report upon the subject of the storage of ordnance material at Fort Monroe, Va., Jan. 13, 1899 to Aug. 2, 1899. — On temporary duty at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., to Sept. 13, 1899; relieved and returned to the Fort Monroe Arsenal, Va.

(Colonel of Ordnance, March 5, 1900)

— On sick leave of absence for four months, on surgeon's certificate, with permission to go beyond the sea, from Jan. 1, 1902 to April 30, 1902.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired June 14, 1902, for disability in the line of duty.

Died, May 13, 1903, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 63.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

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