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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Mich.)

Wilber E. Wilder

(Ap'd Mich.)


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., 4th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 10, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Reno, I. T., Dec. 10, 1877, to Sep. 5, 1878, — Scouting, and at Camp Supply, I. T., Sep. 5 to Nov. 29, 1878, being engaged in several Fights with Cheyenne Indians, Sep., 1878, — at Ft. Reno, I. T., Nov. 29, 1878, to Nov. 25, 1879, — Camp near Ft. Garland,

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Nov. 12, 1879)

 p281  Col., to May 19, 1880, — Scouting, to Nov. 14, 1880, — Ft. Elliott, Tex., to Dec. 8, 1881 (leave of absence, to Mar. 13, 1882), — Ft. Bayard, N. M., and Scouting, being engaged at Horseshoe Cañon, Apr. 23, 1882 (leave of absence, Dec. 15, 1882, to Feb. 17, 1883, and Dec. 23, 1883, to Feb. 23, 1884), to June 7, 1884, — Ft. Bowie, Ara., to July 12, 1885, — Scouting to June 24, 1886, — and Ft. Bowie and Scouting, to Sep. 26, 1886; on Recruiting Service, Oct. 21, 1886, to July 16, 1887; on leave of absence, to Nov. 16, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. Bowie, Ara., to May 14, 1888, — Inspecting horses, to Sep., 1888, — Ft. Lowell, Ara., to May 13, 1889, — San Carlos, Ara., to Dec. 12, 1889, — and Ft. Lowell, Ara., to –––––.

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

(Wilber Elliott Wilder)

Military History. —

(Brevet Captain, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians, inclusive of the rescue, while under heavy fire, of an enlisted man who was severely wounded, at Horse Shoe Cañon, N. M., April 23, 1882)

Medal of Honor

for most distinguished gallantry in action against hostile Indians at Horse Shoe Cañon, N. M., April 23, 1882, in assisting to rescue, under heavy fire, Private Edward Leonard, who was wounded; while serving as 1st Lieutenant, 4th Cavalry.

Served: At Fort Lowell, Ariz., and Fort Bowie, Ariz., until June, 1890. — At Fort Walla Walla, Wash., June, 1890 to May, 1895.

(Captain of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, Feb. 25, 1891)

— Stationed at West Point, N. Y., from May, 1895 to May, 1898 (Adjutant U. S. M. A.).

(Colonel, 14th N. Y. Volunteer Infantry, May 6, 1898)

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 9, 1898 — Declined)

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Oct. 27, 1898)

— Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park and commanding Fort Yellowstone, Wyo., from March 15 to June 23, 1899. — En route to Philippine Islands, June 23 to Aug. 11, 1899.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 43d U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 20, 1899)

— Served in the campaign against Filipino insurgents to ––––

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

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

— Promotions, etc.:

(Major, 14th Cavalry, Feb. 19, 1901)

— Assistant Adjutant General (by detail) Feb. 28, 1901; unassigned Feb. 28, 1901; assigned to 15th Cavalry, Mar. 30, 1905.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 11th Cavalry, Sept. 13, 1906)

— Inspector-General (by detail) Oct. 1, 1906.

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

(Born Aug. 16, 1856.)

Military History. —

Medal of Honor.

Lieut.‑Colonel, 43d U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899.

Served in campaign against Filipino Insurgents, commanding Macabebe Scouts and participating in six skirmishes and engagements, 1899‑1900; on staff of Military Governor of the Philippines, 1900; Superintendent of Police, Manila, P. I., 1900‑1901;

(Major, 14th Cavalry, Feb. 18, 1901)

(Assistant Adjutant General, by Detail, Feb. 28, 1901)

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, May 31, 1901)

At St. Paul, Minn., Adjutant General, Department of Dakota, 1901 to 1905;

(Assigned to 15th Cavalry, March 30, 1905)

at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., with 15th Cavalry, 1905‑1906;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 11th Cavalry, Sept. 13, 1906)

(Inspector-General, by Detail, Oct. 1, 1906)

at St. Louis, Mo., and Chicago, Ill., Inspector-General, Northern Division, 1906‑1907; in Philippines, 1907‑1909; in Colorado, 1909‑1911;

(Colonel, 5th Cavalry, Jan. 19, 1911)

joined regiment at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, and served there to 1913; on Mexican border with regiment, 1913; at Fort Myer, Va., commanding regiment, 1913‑1916; with regiment in Mexico on Punitive Expedition for six months, 1916; at Calexico, Cal., commanding Southern California Border District, September, 1916, to March, 1917; at Los Angeles, Cal., commanding preceding District and also Third National Guard District, Western Department, March, 1917, to

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

Aug. 21, 1917; at Camp Sherman, Ohio, commanding 168th Infantry Brigade, to ––––

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Feb. 5, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 16, 1920,
By Operation of Law.

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

Military History: —

Medal of Honor.

Colonel, 5th Cavalry, Jan. 19, 1911.

Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

At Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., commanding Camp and 84th Division, Aug. 21 to Oct. 15, 1917; commanding 168th Infantry Brigade to Dec., 1917; commanding 84th Division to Mar., 1918; commanding 168th Infantry Brigade to June 8; at Camp Sherman, Ohio, commanding 168th Infantry Brigade, to Aug. 15; enroute to France with command, sailing from New York Sept. 9; in training area in France, Sept. 29 to Nov. 11, 1918; sailed for U. S. Jan. 12, 1919; at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Feb. 1 to 5;

 p142  Returned to Grade of Colonel, Feb. 5, 1919.

at New York City, on recruiting service, Feb. 19, 1919, to Aug. 16, 1920.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 16, 1920,
By Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 28, 1927,
Act of Feb. 28, 1927.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Aug. 16, 1920.

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Feb. 28, 1927.

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 16 Aug 20.

Brig Gen Ret 28 Feb 27

Civil History: — The Elms Inn, Ridgefield Conn

Died Jan. 30, 1952, at Governor's Island, N. Y.: Aged 95.​a

Buried, Fairlawn Cemetery, Ridgefield, CT.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Wilder died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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