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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

William B. Weir​1

(Ap'd at Large)


William Bayard Weir: Born Sept. 24, 1849, West Point, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 15, 1870.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., Sep. 30, 1870, to July 14, 1872, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), July 20, 1872, to May 1, 1873, — and Ft. Sullivan, Me., June 1 to July 8, 1873; on Signal Duty at Ft. Whipple, Va., July 16, 1873, to Nov. 30, 1874 (constructing Telegraph Line from Cape Henry to Cape Hatteras, N. C., Dec., 1873, to Apr., 1874); as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Nov. 1, 1874)

N. Y., Dec. 8, 1874, to Mar. 11, 1878; as Post Ordnance Officer at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Mar. 19 to Nov. 1, 1878; in command of Cheyenne Ordnance Depot, Wy., Nov. 1, 1878, to Oct. 20, 1879.

Killed by Ute Indians, Oct. 20, 1879,
near White River Agency, Col.: Aged 30.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1880, for an obituary notice.º

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Robert W. Weir, late Professor of Drawing, U. S. Military Academy.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Weir's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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