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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

William W. Galbraith

(Ap'd Pa.)


William Watts Galbraith:
Born Sep. 30, 1851, Dickinson Township, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 7, 1877; in garrison at Charleston, S. C., Dec. 7, 1877, to Sep. 1, 1878; on sick leave of absence, Sep. 1 to Oct. 29, 1878; in garrison at Charleston, S. C., Oct. 29, 1878, to May 27, 1879, — Atlanta, Ga. (leave of absence, May 29 to Aug. 28, 1880), to Oct. 5, 1881 (leave of absence, to Jan. 5, 1882), — Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Apr. 24, 1882, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to May 1, 1884, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to June, 1884; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Pennsylvania Military Academy, July 1, 1884, to July 9, 1885; in garrison at

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Sep. 23, 1885)

Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to Sep. 28, 1885, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y. (leave of absence, Mar. 23 to May 3, 1886), to Mar. 2, 1887, — Ft. Wood, N. Y., to May 17, 1887, — and Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Aug. 16, 1887; and at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Aug. 28, 1887, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At U. S. M. A., to Aug. 29, 1891; garrison duty at Fort Mason, Cal. (on leave, Feb. 19 to July 1, 1893), to Oct. 1, 1893; at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal. (Regimental Adjutant, Dec. 2, 1893 to –––––) (on sick leave, Aug. 10, 1895 to Mar. 9, 1896), to June 16, 1896; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to Oct. 2, 1897; on sick leave to April 2, 1898. — Aide-de‑camp to General Graham; at Atlanta, Ga., to May, 1898, at Camp Alger, Va., to Aug., 1898, and at Camp Meade, Pa., to Nov. 22, 1898; on sick leave until

Retired from Active Service, with the rank of Captain,
for disability in the line of duty, March 2, 1899.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, near Carlisle, Penn.

Died April 24, 1909, near Carlisle, Penn.: Aged 58.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Galbraith's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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