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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

William I. Reese

(Ap'd Ky.)


William Isaac Reese.​a

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

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 15, 1869.

Served: on frontier duty, at Livingston, Tex., Oct., 1869, to June, 1870, — Ft. Griffin, Tex., to May, 1871, — Ft. Richardson, Tex., Wichita City,  p137 Kan., and Camp near Ft. Hays, Kan., to Sep. 7, 1871; and on leave of absence, to June 20, 1872.

First Lieut., June 12, 1872.b

Died, June 20, 1872, at Nashville, Ten.: Aged 24.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1873, for an obituary notice.º

The Author's Note:

1 William I. Reese, before becoming a Cadet, was a Private of Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion.

Thayer's Notes:

a Lt. Reese's middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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b William Reese's promotion to First Lieutenant is not given in the Register; it is from Heitman's Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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