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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

William Baird​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Philadelphia, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1870, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 16, 1875.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Apache, Ara., Nov. 22, 1875, to June 22, 1877, except while detached to Prescott, Ara., Sep. 1 to Nov. 27, 1876, — Camp Verde, Ara., June 26, 1877, to Mar., 1878, — Ft. Whipple,  p248 Ara., Mar. to Aug., 1878, — and Camp Verde, Ara., Aug., 1878, to Nov. 21, 1879; on sick leave of absence, to May 21, 1879, and leave of absence, to June 4, 1879; conducting recruits to Pacific Coast and at Camp Verde, Ara. (Scouting, Apr. 22 to May 25, 1880), to Nov. 8, 1880; on Signal

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Feb. 15, 1881)

duty at Ft. Myer, Va., to May 10, 1882; on frontier duty at Ft. Apache, Ara., and in the field, to May 24, 1883; on Recruiting Service, to Oct. 2, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Lewis, Col., no16‑24, 1884, — and Ft. Bayard, N. M. (Regimental Adjutant, Nov. 27, 1884, to Nov. 1, 1886), to Nov. 16, 1886; on leave of absence, to Dec. 1, 1886; and in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to July 12, 1887, — and Ft. Myer, Va., to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Feb. 24, 1891)

Served: At Fort Myer, Va., to May 1, 1891; and on frontier and field duty and inspecting Indian supplies, Fort Washakie, Wyo., to Dec. 1, 1892; on leave of absence to Jan. 13, 1893; on duty with Columbian Guard at World's Fair, Chicago, Ill., to Aug. 13, 1893; commanding Fort Washakie, Wyo., to Sept., 1893. — Frontier duty and inspector of Indian supplies, Fort Washakie, Wyo., to Oct. 1, 1894; and garrison duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Dec. 7, 1897, when

Retired from Active Service,
for disability in the line of duty, Dec. 3, 1897

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

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

Military History. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Mass., Sept. 1, 1904; and as Commandant of Cadets, to Feb. 8th, 1904, when he was relieved at his own request, and reported to Governor Edwin Warfield at Annapolis, Md., on Feb. 18, 1904, for duty with the Organized Militia of the state; field service in Baltimore during the great fire, and also in various state and regimental encampments and exercises during the four years of Governor Warfield's administration; in Jan., 1908, the new Governor, Austin L. Crothers, applied to the War Department for his continuance on same duty; during these years has inspected every organization of the militia annually; stationed at Annapolis, Md., (March 29, 1908); Medal for Indian campaigns from War Department (campaigns against Apaches).

Civil History. — Loyal Legion by succession; Sons of Revolution, by inheritance; Society of Colonial Wars, by inheritance. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

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

(Born Aug. 22, 1851.)

Military History. —

Captain, 6th Cavalry, Feb. 24, 1891.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 3, 1897,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Annapolis, Md., on duty with organized Militia of Maryland since Feb. 18, 1904;

(Major, U. S. A., on Retired List, June 3, 1916)

Recalled to active duty with War Department in 1917 until relieved and ordered to his home, October, 1917.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., on Retired List, July 9, 1918.

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

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 9, 1918.

Died, Jan. 3, 1930, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 78.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Absalom Baird, Class of 1849.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Baird's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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