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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III

(Born Mich.)

Elon F. Willcox​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1873, to June 13, 1878, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Additional Second Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 14, 1878.

 p307  Second Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 28, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Whipple Barracks, Ara., and Scouting, Sep. 27, 1878 (Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Willcox, Dec. 5, 1878, to Sep. 4, 1882), to Sep. 4, 1882, — Ft. Grant, Ara., and Scouting,

(Transferred to 6th Cavalry, Feb. 13, 1882)

to Sep. 26, 1883, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to June 5, 1884, — Ft. Cummings, N. M., to Aug. 21, 1884, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to May 16, 1885 (leave of absence, to Sep. 15, 1885), — Scouting, to June 28, 1886, — and

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, May 21, 1886)

Ft. Bayard, N. M., and Scouting, to Sep. 30, 1886; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Willcox, Oct. 25, 1886, to Apr. 16, 1887; on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., July 1 to Aug. 27, 1887, — and Ft. Lewis, Col., to Nov. 28, 1889; and on leave of absence to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: In Sioux campaign and battle of White River, S. D., 1891. — In "Cowboy war," in Wyoming, six months in the field, 1892. — During Chicago riots at Stockyards, in 1893 (Adjutant-General of Brigade of Cavalry and Light Artillery). — (Adjutant of regiment, 6th Cavalry, four years, from Oct. 14, 1892 to Oct., 1896.) — served in Virginia, Fort Myer, 1894 to 1897. — In Department of Missouri until ordered as Military Adviser to the Governor of Colorado, summer of 1897.

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Feb. 6, 1897)

— Relieved, after organizing and mustering in Colorado Volunteers for Spanish-American war, and ordered to Santiago de Cuba, Camp Wikoff, L. I., Huntsville, Ala., and joined at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. — On duty with troop from Dec. 28, 1898 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: On duty with troop, from Dec. 28, 1898 to Aug., 1899; at Yosemite National Park, as Superintendent; served there for two years with main station at Presidio, San Francisco,  p282 Cal., for winter months; ordered to Philippine Islands and sailed Dec. 16, 1901; arrived at Manila, Jan. 11, 1902; served under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. Franklin Bell, in campaign resulting in surrender of General Malvar; also commanding District of Taal, Southern Luzon, until June, 1903; in China and Japan until Sept. 28, 1903; then ordered to the U. S., arriving in Nov., 1903; on general recruiting service at Los Angeles, Cal., until May, 1905.

(Major, 4th Cavalry, April 7th, 1905)

— Ordered to the Presidio of Monterey, California, in command of the 3d Squadron of that regiment; in Nov., 1905, ordered with squadron to Jolo Jolo, P. I.; in command of island and post, until March, 1906; engaged in the battle of Bud Dajo, March 5, 6, 7, 1906.

Major, U. S. A., Retired Oct. 28, 1906,
at his own request, over 30 Years' Service.

— Residence, Los Angeles, Cal.

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

(Elon Farnsworth Willcox, Born Nov. 6, 1855.)

Military History. —

Major, 4th Cavalry, April 7, 1905.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, April 24, 1907,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Died, July 12, 1910, at Los Angeles, Cal.: Aged 54.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Orlando B. Willcox, Class of 1847, and was graduated as E. Farnsworth Willcox.

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