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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III

(Born O.)

Wright P. Edgerton

(Ap'd O.)


Wright Prescott Edgerton: Born Nov. 14, 1852, Tallmadge, OH.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870, to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 17, 1874.

Served: in garrison at Unionville, S. C., Oct. 1 to Nov. 21, 1874, — Ft. Johnston, N. C., Nov. 22, 1874, to Apr. 27, 1876, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1 to Oct., 1876, — Summerville, S. C., and Washington Arsenal, D. C., to Feb. 6, 1877, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), Feb. 6, 1877, to May 1, 1878; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., June 12, 1878, to Sep. 20, 1879; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., to Feb. 20, 1881, — Washington Barracks,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 21, 1881)​b

D. C., to Dec. 31, 1881, — and Willet's Point, N. Y. (Engineer School of Application) for Torpedo instruction, to June 30, 1882; at the Military Academy as Principal Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1882, to Aug. 29, 1887; in garrison at Jackson Barracks, La., to July 31, 1888; as Acting Quartermaster of Army and Navy General Hospital at the Hot Springs, Ark., to Nov. 2, 1888; in garrison at Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., to Jan. 26, 1889; and at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Jan. 28, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Mathematics to Aug. 13, 1892; as Principal Assistant Professor to July 1, 1893;

(Associate Professor of Mathematics, U. S. Military Academy,
July 1, 1893)

and as Associate Professor to June 24, 1898; at Port Tampa, Fla., on duty pertaining to the loading, arrangement, etc., of transports for the transportation of U. S. troops, from June 24 to July 23, 1898; engaged in the Puerto Rican campaign, attached to the headquarters of the Major-General commanding the Army of the United States, to Aug. 13, 1898; resumed duty at the Military Academy, Aug. 19, 1898.

(Professor of Mathematics, U. S. Military Academy, Oct. 7, 1898)

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

Military History. — Professor of Mathematics, U. S. Military Academy, Oct. 7, 1898, to June 24, 1904.

Died June 24, 1904, at West Point, N. Y.: Aged 52.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Notes:

a Prof. Edgerton's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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b The Register does not record any further promotions in rank. He seems to have retired as a full Colonel.

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