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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

William T. Craycroft

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1865, to June 15, 1869, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 15, 1869.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Wallace, Kan., Oct. 17, 1869, to Apr., 1870, — Scouting in Colorado and Kansas, to Nov., 1870, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 11, 1870, to Mar., 1871; in garrison at Louisville, Ky., Apr. 13 to May 5, 1871, — Bagdad, Ky., to Sep., 1871, — Spartanburg, S. C., Oct. 19 to Dec., 1871, — and Unionville, S. C., to Mar. 10, 1873 (leave of absence Feb. 8 to May 5, 1872, and Aug. 13 to Oct. 15, 1872); on frontier duty joining regiment and at Yankton, Dak., Apr. 11 to May 7, 1873, — Yellowstone Expedition, to June, 1873, — and Ft. Rice, Dak., Oct. 8, 1873, to Apr. 10, 1874; on sick leave of absence, to Oct. 1874; in garrison, Ala., to Dec., 1874, — and Opelika, Ala., to May, 1875; on frontier duty at Ft. Randall, Dak., May 30 to Sep. 21, 1875, — and Ft. Totten, Dak., Oct. 19, 1875, to Mar., 1876; as Member

(First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Dec. 2, 1875)

of Board purchasing horses, Apr. to Sep., 1876; and on sick leave of absence, Oct., 1876, to June 28, 1878.

Retired from Active Service, June 28, 1878,
for Disability Contracted in the Line of Duty.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Kansas City, Mo., and Dallas, Texas.

Civil History. — Engaged in Insurance business and newspaper business.

Died, Oct. 31, 1906, at Dallas, Texas: Aged 60.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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