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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

Wallis O. Clark

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born Chelsea, MA.​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., 7th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 12,  p293 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Dec. 12, 1877, to Jan., 1878,

(Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Dec. 31, 1877)

— Ft. Rice, Dak., Jan. 20 to May 11, 1878, — Camp Bowie, Ara., June 18, 1878 (sick leave of absence, June 4 to Oct. 4, 1880), to Mar. 21, 1881, — commanding Indian Scouts in the field, to Nov. 14, 1881, — Ft. Grant, Ara., to Mar., 1882, — Scouting, to June 29, 1882, — and Camp Rice, Ara.b

(Transferred to 12th Infantry, Feb. 13, 1882)

to July 1, 1882; on leave of absence, to Nov. 10, 1882; in garrison at Madison Barracks, N. Y., to Oct. 1, 1886, — and Ft. Ontario, N. Y.

(First Lieut., 12th Infantry, Feb. 12, 1886)

(Member of Board of Judges at National Drill and Encampment, Washington, D. C., May 17 to June 4, 1887), to July 25, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Abraham Lincoln, N. D., till Jan., 1891. — Commanding troop of Ogallalaº Sioux Indian Scouts at Pine Ridge Agency, S. D., till March, 1891. — Inspector Small-Arms Practice Department of Dakota, April to August, 1891. — At Fort Yates, N. D., till March, 1892. — On special recruiting service at David's Island, N. Y. H., till Oct., 1894. — (Adjutant, 12th Infantry, June 20, 1897.) — At Fort Niobrara, Neb., till April 19, 1898. — In the field, in Cuban campaign, till Aug. 15, 1898. — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., till Feb. 11, 1899. — In the Philippine Islands to –––––;

(Captain of Infantry, 12th Infantry, April 12, 1898)

Recommended for Brevet Major, U. S. A., for gallantry in the battle of El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1899.

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

Military History. — Served: In the Philippine Islands to March, 1902; Civil Governor, Province of Tarlac, Luzon, P. I., from March 1, 1901 to March 1, 1902; leave and at Fort Apache, Arizona, April, 1902 to July, 1902; sick leave, to April, 1903.

(Major of Infantry, 5th Infantry, Nov. 28, 1902)

— At Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., April, 1903 to Oct., 1906; at Lagua la Grande, Cuba, Oct. to Nov., 1906; at Cardenas, Cuba, Nov., 1906 to April 9, 1908; Civil Governor, Province of Camaguey, Cuba, April 7, 1908 to March, 1909; at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., March 6, 1909, to –––––.

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

(Wallis Olwin Clark, Born July 12, 1854.)

Military History. —

Major, 5th Infantry, Nov. 28, 1902.

At Plattsburg Bks., N. Y., March 6 to 20, 1909;

(Transferred to 18th Infantry, March 20, 1909)

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, April 15, 1909)

on leave of absence, March 20 to July 19, 1909.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, July 19, 1909,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Recalled to active duty and reported to Chief of Staff, Washington, D. C., Nov. 23, 1909, in connection with duties to which he was afterwards assigned in Panama; in New York, N. Y., studying and observing police methods, Nov. 30, 1909, to January, 1910; in Panama, Jan. 11 to June 4, 1910; Military Attaché, American Legation, Guatemala, June 4, 1910, to July 26, 1913; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff to Sept. 14, 1914.

Died, Sept. 14, 1914, at Boston, Mass.: Aged 60.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1915.

Buried, Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Maj. Clark's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b So the printed text; almost certainly a mistake for Camp Rice, Tex.

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