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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

William W. Fleming

(Ap'd Mo.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1862, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 18, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Charleston, S. C., Oct. 1, 1866, to April, 1867, — at Chester, S. C., Apr. to Sep., 1867, — at Charleston, S. C., Sep.

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Apr. 1, 1867)

1867, to May, 1868, — Raleigh, N. C., to Aug., 1868, — Charleston, S. C., to Oct., 1868, — Beaufort, S. C., Oct., 1868, — Charleston, S. C. to Mar., 1869, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., to May, 1869, — and en route to St. Louis, Mo.,

(Unassigned, Apr. 22, 1869)

May, 1869; awaiting orders, to Jan., 1871; on frontier duty at Ft. Whipple,

(Assigned to 12th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1871)

Ara., Feb., 1871, — Beal's Springs, Ara., to Apr., 1873, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., Apr., 1873 (leave of absence, Apr. to Sep. 9, 1873), — Beal's Springs, Ara., Nov. 29, 1873, to May, 1874, — Camp Mojave, Ara., May, 1874, — Camp La Paz, Ara., to May, 1875; and in garrison at Angel Island, Cal., May, 1875, to Apr., 1876, — and Alcatraz Island, Cal., June 30, 1877.

Dismissed, June 30, 1877.

Civil History. — Clerk, Angelica, Wis., since 18–––.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

(William Wirt Fleming, Born Feb. –––––, 1846.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 6th Infantry, April 1, 1867.

Assigned to 12th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1871.

Dismissed, June 30, 1877.
Per G. C. M. O. No. 52, A. G. O., June 11, 1877.​a

Died, June 8, 1913, at Jacksonville, Ill.: Aged 67.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1914 and for 1917.

Buried, Immanuel West Cemetery, South Jacksonville, IL.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Fleming was dismissed for multiple embezzlements, thefts from civilians and enlisted men, lying to his commanding officer in order to obtain leave, and related offenses. General Court Martial Order No. 52, Army General Orders 1877, may be found online, in all its sordid dreariness, embedded in H. R. Executive Documents, 1st Session, 48th Congress, pp117 ff.

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