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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

William A. Mann

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Altoona, PA.​a

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

Second Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 16, 1875.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sisseton, Dak., Oct. 7, 1875, to May 26, 1877 (leave of absence, Aug. 22 to Sep. 23, 1876), — Ft. Lincoln, Dak.,  p247 June 2 to Nov. 20, 1877, — Standing Rock Agency, Dak., Nov. 23, 1877, to Nov. 3, 1880, — escorting working parties on Northern Pacific Railroad, to Nov. 27, 1880, — Camp Porter, Mon., to Sep. 23, 1881, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 17th Infantry, May 19, 1881)

Pembina, Dak., to July 25, 1882, — Ft. Custer, Mon., to Feb. 5, 1885, — Regimental Adjutant, Jan. 30, 1885, to Jan. 30, 1889, — Ft. Yates, Dak., Feb. 5, 1885, to July 13, 1886, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Feb. 8, 1889, — and Ft. Bridger, Wy., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Fort Bridger, Wyo., to June, 1890. — Bellevue Rifle Range to Sept., 1890. — Leave of absence to Dec., 1890. — Participated in the Pine Ridge campaign against Sioux Indians, Dec., 1890 to Jan., 1891. — Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo, to Sept., 1892. — Recruiting service, Indianapolis, Ind., to Nov., 1893. — Columbus Barracks, O., to April, 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 17th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1896)

— At Tampa, Fla., to June, 1898. — With 5th Army Corps to Cuba (Santiago). — Participated in battle of El Caney, July 1, 1898. — In trenches before Santiago until the surrender. — At Santiago till Aug. 15. — Montauk Point, N. Y., to Sept., 1898. — Columbus Barracks, O., to Feb., 1899. — En route to Philippine Islands via Suez Canal, Feb.‑March, 1899. — Engaged in active operations against insurgents in Luzon, March to June, 1899. — Acting Adjutant-General of Visayan Military District and of 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, at Iloilo, Island of Panay, June 1, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Acting Adjutant-General of Visayan Military District and of 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, at Iloilo, Island of Panay, June 1, 1899 to April, 1900, taking part in engagements with insurgents at San Blas, Janiuay, Passi and Dumarao, Island of Panay; Romblon, Island of Romblon; Inspector-General, Department of Visayas and Supervisor Internal Revenue, to Dec., 1900; at Dagupan, Luzon, to July, 1901; Adjutant, 17th Infantry, Dec. 7, 1900 to July 1, 1901.

(Major of Infantry, 14th Infantry, July 1, 1901)

 p233  — Fort Porter, N. Y., Aug., 1901 to Nov., 1902; Fort Niagara, N. Y., conducting Department Infantry Rifle Competition, July, Aug., 1902; member of Board at Washington, D. C., for revision of firing regulations for small arms, to Feb. 9, 1903; Fort Porter, N. Y., Feb., 1903; at Washington, D. C., on duty in Adjutant-General's office, to April, 1903; detailed member of the General Staff, April, 1903 to date Aug. 15, 1903; to Philippine Islands, July, 1903, as Chief of Staff, Department of the Visayas, Iloilo, Panay, to March, 1904; at Manila, P. I., as Assistant Chief of Staff, Division of the Philippines, to Sept., 1904; at Washington, D. C., on duty at Army War College, to Sept., 1906; at Naval War College, Newport, R. I., June‑Sept., 1905;º transferred to 19th Infantry, Sept. 20, 1906; Havana, Cuba, Assistant to Chief of Staff of the expedition to Cuba, Oct., 1906 to Jan., 1907; Chief of Staff, Army Cuban Pacification, to May, 1907.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, 6th Infantry, March 7, 1907)

— Leave of absence to Aug. 15, 1907; at Fort William Henry Harrison, Mon., commanding regiment and post to –––––; in temporary command, Department of Dakota, Oct., 1907 to May, 1908.

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

(William Abram Mann, Born July 31, 1854.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Infantry, March 7, 1907.

At Fort William Henry Harrison, Mont., commanding regiment and post, Aug. 15, 1907, to May, 1909 (in temporary command, Department of Dakota, October, 1907, to May, 1908); at Jefferson Bks., Mo., commanding Recruit Depot, to

(Transferred to 3d Infantry, Dec. 17, 1909)

(Colonel of Infantry, March 3, 1911)

August, 1911; detailed member of General Staff, Aug. 15, 1911; at Governor's Island, N. Y., Chief of Staff, Eastern Department, to April, 1913; at Texas City, Texas, Chief of Staff, Second Division, to July, 1914;

(Assigned to 3d Infantry, July 6, 1914)

at Madison Bks., N. Y., commanding regiment, to October, 1914; at Albany, N. Y., commanding 1st Brigade, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Jan. 20, 1915)

May, 1915; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, commanding School of Musketry and Field Artillery School of Fire, to April, 1916; at Laredo, Texas, commanding 2d Brigade, to October, 1916; at Washington, D. C., Chief of Militia Bureau, to August, 1917;

(Major-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

assigned to command of 42nd (Rainbow) Division at Camp Mills, N. Y., to October, 1917; in France with American Expeditionary Force to January, 1918; returned to U. S. and at Governor's Island, N. Y., commanding Eastern Department, to

(Honorably Discharged as Major‑Gen'l, N. A., Only, Mar. 14, 1918)

July 31, 1918.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 31, 1918,
By Operation of Law.

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

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 31, 1918,
By Operation of Law.

Major -General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., July 31, 1918.

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

Died, Oct. 8, 1934, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 80.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1935.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Mann's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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