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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III

(Born Va.)

Baldwin D. Spilman

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Warrenton, VA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1874, to June 13, 1878, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Additional Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 14, 1878.

 p304  Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 28, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Sep. 29, 1878, to Oct., 1878, — and Camp Ruhlen, Dak., and Scouting, Oct. 29, 1878 (leave of absence, June 7 to Aug. 30, 1883, Sep. 7, 1884 to Jan. 8, 1885, and Sep. 14 to Oct. 14, 1885, and on Rifle Competition, July 30 to Sep. 14, 1885), to Nov. 30, 1886; and on leave of absence, to Sep. 1, 1887.

Resigned, Sep. 1, 1887.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

(Baldwin Day Spilman)

Civil History. — Coal operator and manufacturer, Parkersburg, W. Va. — General Manager Monong Coal and Coke Co., 1891 and 1892, and President during 1893. — Director Monongahela River Railroad, since 1889. — President Consumers' Coal and Mining Co., since 1887. — Director Ohio River Railroad, since 1890. — President Parkersburg Chair Co., since 1894. — President Camden Clay Co., since 1896. — Brigadier- p302 General, commanding West Virginia National Guard, from June, 1890 to May, 1898.

Military History. —

(Colonel, 1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, April 26, 1898)

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 4, 1899)

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

(Baldwin Day Spilman)

Civil History. — No change from last edition of record. — Residence, Warrenton, Va.

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

(Baldwin Day Spilman, Born July 15, 1853.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 28, 1878.

Resigned, Sept. 1, 1887.

Colonel on Staff of Governor of West Virginia, 1889‑90; Brigadier-General, commanding National Guard of W. Va., June, 1890, to May, 1898; Colonel 1st W. Va. Volunteer Infantry, April 26, 1898, to Feb. 4, 1899, when he was honorably mustered out.

Civil History. — Coal operator and manufacturer, Parkersburg, W. Va.; President Consumers' Coal and Mining Co., 1887‑1911; Director Monongahela River Railroad, 1889‑1904; Director Ohio River Railroad, 1890‑1906; General Manager, Monongahela Coal and Coke Co., 1891‑92; President in 1893; President Parkersburg Chair Co., 1895‑1912; present occupation, agriculturist.

Address: Warrenton, Va.

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

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, 7th Cavalry, June 28, 1878.

Resigned, Sept. 1, 1887.

Died, Nov. 17, 1926, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 73.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Buried, Warrenton Cemetery, Warrenton, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Spilman's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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