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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Wales)

David Price, Jr.º

(Ap'd Io.)


Born at Denbigh, Wales.​a

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

Additional Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 15, 1877.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, July 5 to Aug. 29, 1877 (leave of absence and awaiting orders, Aug. 29 to Dec. 5, 1877); in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., Dec. 5, 1877, to Aug. 18, 1878, — Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Aug. 19, 1878, to Apr. 24, 1880, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to May 1, 1882, — and Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Aug. 1, 1883; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Tactics, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 29,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1885)º

1887; on leave of absence, to Dec. 20, 1887; in garrison at the Presidio  p276 of San Francisco, Cal., to Dec. 1, 1888; under instruction at Torpedo School at Willet's Point, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1888, to Oct. 1, 1889; on leave of absence, to Nov. 24, 1889; and in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: With regiment at Presidio, Cal., to May 5, 1890. — With regiment at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., from May 5, 1890 to Aug. 27, 1895. — On duty as Commandant of Cadets and Professor of Military Science at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., as A. Q. M. and A. C. S., for muster‑in of the Virginia volunteers for the Spanish-American war.

(Major, 3d Virginia Volunteer Infantry, June 1, 1898)

— Continued on same duty in Richmond until Sept., 1898. — Chief Mustering Officer for the State of Virginia, Sept., 1898.

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Nov. 5, 1898)

(Captain of Artillery, 1st Artillery, March 2, 1899)

— Relieved from special duty in Virginia, April 21, 1899, and appointed Regimental Quartermaster, 1st Artillery, same date. — On duty with regiment at Sullivan's Island, S. C., from May 5, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Unknown. No information having been furnished.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 21, 1904)

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 30, 1906,
at his own request; over 30 Years' Service.

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

(Born March 31, 1852.)

Military History. —

Captain, 1st Artillery, March 2, 1899.

At Fort Moultrie, S. C., on duty with regiment as Regimental and Constructing Quartermaster, May 5, 1899, to Jan. 1, 1903; at Manila, P. I., with Company, January to Aug. 15, 1903; on duty, Artillery Defenses of Narragansett, R. I., Sept. 30, 1903, to

(Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 21, 1904)

July, 1906; at Fort Barrancas, Fla., July to Sept. 30, 1906.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 30, 1906,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

After retirement, resided at Newport, R. I., to November, 1917; recalled to active service; at Fort Slocum, N. Y., on active duty as Executive Officer, Recruit Depot, Nov. 8, 1917, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Sept. 26, 1918)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., on Retired List, April 23, 1919,
to Date from April 9, 1910)

June 17, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty and ordered to his home.

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

Military History: —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 30, 1906,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 9, 1919.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Lt.‑Col., Ret., Apr. 9, 1919.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Lt Col Ret 9 Apr 19.

Died, Aug. 25, 1941, Newport, R. I.: Aged 89.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Thayer's Note:

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

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