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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III

(Born Vt.)

Victor H. Bridgman

(Ap'd Vt.)


Born Hardwick, VT.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1871, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 16, 1875.

 p242  Served: in garrison at Raleigh, N. C., Sep. 30, 1875, to Apr. 28, 1876, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1876, to Aug. 7, 1877 (absent sick, Aug. 7 to Sep. 14, 1877), and Sep. 14, 1877, to May 1, 1878; on delay, May 1 to June 12, 1878; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., to Dec. 13, 1878, — and Ft. Clark, Tex., Dec. 19, 1878 (before Ordnance Examination Board, Aug. 23 to Nov. 27, 1879), to Oct. 16, 1880; in garrison at Jackson Barracks, La., to June 4, 1881; on leave of absence, to Aug. 26, 1881; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Massachusetts Agricultural College, Sep. 3, 1881,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Aug. 9, 1883)

to Oct. 1, 1885; and in garrison at Atlanta, Ga., to Nov. 29, 1885, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to June 21, 1886, — Atlanta, Ga., to Oct. 21, 1886, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to Nov. 27, 1886, — Willet's Point, N. Y., undergoing Torpedo Instruction at Engineer School of Application, Dec. 1, 1886, to July 1, 1887, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to July 6, 1888, — Huntsville, Ala., to Nov. 29, 1888, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to May 22, 1889, — Ft. Adams, R. I., to Sep., 1889, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Riley, Kan., to 1891. — Fort Adams, R. I., to Oct., 1896. — Fort Schuyler, N. Y., and Fort Trumbull, Ct., to June, 1897. — Recruiting service, Evansville, Ind.,

(Captain of Artillery, 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

to April, 1898. — Fort Myer, Va., to June 21, 1898. — Joined 4th Philippine expedition. — Served at Cavite to Oct. — In the field Oct. to Nov. 10, 1898. — On Iloilo expedition (left Manila Dec. 24). — Participated in the capture of Iloilo, battles of Jaro and Jaro River, etc. — In the field to –––––; (recommended for Brevets of Major and Lieutenant-Colonel for bravery on field of battle).

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

(Vol. IV erroneously has Victor N. Bridgman)

Military History. — In the field Oct. to Nov. 10, 1898; with the Hughes' Expedition to central Penai, to Jan., 1900; engagements at Tide Water Creek, Pavia, and others, Iloilo, to June, 1900; (recommended for three brevets, for services in Philippines); commanded selected battery, 6th Artillery; Instructor in General Staff duties, Military History, Art and Science of War, Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., to July, 1901; Recruiting Service, Baltimore, Md., to July 31, 1903; commanded one of the first smokeless powder batteries of the army, which was dismounted to cross Pacific; in Philippines, used first man‑power, followed by native ponies, rope harness, supplemented by water buffalos; at Iloilo, captured, trained, and for one year successfully used trotting bulls, followed by mules from the states.

Major, U. S. A., Retired July 31, 1903, disability in line of duty.

— Residence, Woodbrook, Md.

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

(Victor Horace Bridgman, Born Aug. 14, 1853.)

Military History. —

Captain, 6th Artillery, Mar. 8, 1898.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, July 31, 1903,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Captain, 6th Artillery, Mar. 8, 1898.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, July 31, 1903,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

 p128  Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action in front of Pavia, Panay, Philippine Islands, Nov. 21, 1899."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj. Ret., July 31, 1903.

Died, Dec. 10, 1933, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 80.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1934, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Buried, Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.​b

Thayer's Notes:

a Capt. Bridgman's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Capt. Bridgman's burial place is from his AOG obituary.

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