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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

William Gerhard

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Philadelphia, PA.​a

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., 9th Cavalry, June 15, 1869.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Davis, Tex., Oct. 17, 1869, to May 27, 1871, — Scouting, to Aug., 1871, — Ft. Quicksilver, Tex., to Mar. 25, 1872, — and conducting prisoners to Baton Rouge Penitentiary, La., to May, 1872 (leave of absence, to Sep. 29, 1872); conducting recruits to Texas, to Nov. 18, 1872; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., to May, 1873 (leave of absence, to Aug. 6, 1873), — Edinburg, Tex., to Oct.,

(First Lieut., 9th Cavalry, Nov. 19, 1873)

1873, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., to Mar., 1874, — Scouting, to Aug. 21, 1874; and Ringgold Barracks, Tex., to Sep. 21, 1874; and on leave of absence, to Sep. 30, 1874.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1874.

Civil History. — Chain and Anchor Manufacturer, Philadelphia, Pa., since 1874.

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

Civil History. — Manufacturer of chains, at Ardmore, Montgomery County, Pa.

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

Civil History. — Senior member of Empire Chain Works, 726 Richmond St., Philadelphia, Penn.

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

(Born Sept. 9, 1847.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 9th Cavalry, Nov. 19, 1873.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1874.

 p144  Civil History. — Manufacturer of anchors and chains, Ardmore, Pa.; senior member of Empire Chain Works, Philadelphia, Pa.

Died, May 9, 1914, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 67.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1914.

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Gerhard's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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