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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III

(Born Ct.)

George O. Webster

(Ap'd Ct.)


George Ogilvie Webster: Born July 29, 1843, Litchfield, CT.​a1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1861, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 18, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1866, to Mar. 22, 1867; on frontier duty at Omaha, Neb., Apr., 1867, Ft. Sedgwick, Col., May to Nov., 1867; as Adjutant, 4th Infantry, Nov. 15, 1867, to May 6, 1875, at Ft. Laramie, Dak., Nov., 1867, to Mar. 16, 1871 (leave of absence and sick, Mar. 8 to May 11, 1868, and Nov. 14, 1869, to May 27, 1870), — Frankfort, Ky., Mar. 30, 1871, to Feb. 3, 1873, — Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 5 to May, 1873 (sick leave of absence, May 11 to Nov. 10, 1873), — and Ft. Bridger, Wy., Dec. 18, 1873, to July 25, 1875; on

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Nov. 25, 1873)

 p75  frontier duty at Camp Brown, Wy., Aug. 5, 1875, to May 28, 1876, — Ft. Fetterman, Wy., June 10, 1876, to Nov. 21, 1878 (leave of absence, Dec. 16, 1877, to Aug. 20, 1878), — Ft. Sanders, Wy., Nov. 25, 1878, to May 17, 1880, — Camp on White River, Col., to July 8, 1880, — and Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to Sep. 1, 1880; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Allegheny College, Pa., to July 1, 1883; on frontier duty at Ft. Robinson, Neb., to Nov. 30, 1883, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to July 2, 1886, — Ft. Spokane, Wash., to Oct. 3, 1886, — and at Ft. Sherman, Ida., to Sep. 18, 1888; as Regimental Adjutant, Oct. 1, 1886, to Oct. 31,

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Aug. 5, 1888)

1887; and on frontier duty at Boisé Barracks, Ida.., to Oct. 25, 1889, — and Ft. Sherman, Ida., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Sherman, Ida., to June, 1891. — At Fort Spokane, Wash., to Sept., 1893. — At Fort Sherman, Ida., to April, 1894. — At Fort Spokane, Wash., to Sept., 1896. — At Fort Sheridan, Ill., to April, 1896. — At Tampa, Fla., to June, 1898. — In the field in the campaign against Santiago de Cuba to Aug., 1898. — At Montauk Point, N. Y., to Sept., 1898. — At Fort Sheridan, Ill., to March, 1899.

(Major of Infantry, 4th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

— En route to and in Philippines to May 22, 1899. — Sick in hospital to June 20, 1899. — en route to United States and awaiting retirement until

Retired from Active Service, at his own request, Sept. 8, 1899.

Died Oct. 10, 1899, in Hospital, Fort Sheridan, Ill.: Aged 57.​a2

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1900, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Maj. Webster's full name is from a file once viewable at U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center Adjutant General Collections, referencing a photograph of him as a Cadet as "Webster, George Ogilvie RG120s — West Point Misc. Coll. 115 Portrait of George Ogilvie Webster, USMA Cadet, 1866".

The birthdate is not with absolute certainty his. It is from p253 of Norwalk (a book published in 1896 by Charles M. Selleck), and is that of a man identified as "George Ogilvie Webster, U. S. A." born in Connecticut (as in the Register); it will be noted that it would have made him 56 when he died, not 57. Cullum, however, is often off by a year or two in ages at death.

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