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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Vt.)

William A. Garland

(Ap'd N. H.)


William Augustus Garland: Born 1844.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Augusta, Ga., Oct. to Dec., 1865.

Died, Dec. 1, 1865, at Augusta, Ga.: Aged 22.

Buried, Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover, NH.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Garland's full name is from a guide to 19c manuscripts held in Special Collections, United States Military Academy Library, #149, p5:

Papers regarding appointment to West Point; promotions and assignments following graduation. Cadet journal; includes poetry, notes on history, philosophy and astronomy.

In that catalogue, he is stated to have been born in 1843; but his tombstone (q.v.) records him as having been Aged 21 yr's, 10 mo's. at death, putting his birthdate between Jan. 2 and Feb. 1, 1844.

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