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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Silas A. Wolf

(Ap'd Pa.)


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., 4th Infantry, June 14, 1878.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 28, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., and Scouting, Sep. 29, 1878, to June 27, 1880, being engaged against Ute Indians, Sep. 29 to Oct. 5, 1879, at Milk River, Col., — Ft. Bridger, Wy., and Scouting, to Jan., 1883, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to July 2, 1886, — Ft. Spokane, Wash., to Sep. 13, 1888, — and Ft. Sherman, Ida., to Aug. 19, 1889; and as Professor

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Aug. 5, 1888)

of Military Science and Tactics, Pennsylvania State College, to –––––.

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

Military History. —

Served: As Professor of Military Science and Tactics, at Pennsylvania State College, from Sept. 1, 1889 to Sept. 1, 1892. — At Fort Sherman, Ida., from Jan., 1893 to Oct., 1896 (in charge of Post Exchange at that post from Feb., 1893 to Dec. 28, 1894, save for about twenty days, while on duty as Quartermaster and Commissary of an expedition protecting N. P. R. R., from Spokane, Wash., to Hope, Ida., and Missoula, Mont.).

(Captain of Infantry, 4th Infantry, Feb. 19, 1895)

— Ft. Sheridan, Ill., from Oct., 1896 to Jan. 15, 1899. — (In charge of Post Exchange at that post, from arrival of regiment till its departure for the Philippines, Jan. 15, 1899.) — Commanded post of Fort Sheridan from April 20 to Aug. 31, 1898. — In command of Company K, 4th Infantry, from Jan. 15 to June 22, 1899. — In command of 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry, June 22 to July 24, 1899. — Participated with K Company, 4th Infantry, in skirmishes at La Loma Church, March 11 and 17. — In two armed reconnoissances to Novaliches in command of two companies of infantry. — Commanded company and participated in three skirmishes on Morong expedition. — Commanded company in 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry, on the expedition to Das Mariñas, on the south line, and participated in the battle of June 19 and skirmish of June 20. — In the field, island of Luzon, P. I., to ––––

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

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Major, 19th Infantry, March 2, 1901)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 28th Infantry, July 13, 1906)

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

(Silas Augustus Wolf, Born Dec. 13, 1853.)

Military History. —

Captain, 4th Infantry, Feb. 19, 1895.

In the field on the Island of Luzon, P. I., to Aug. 2, 1899, participating in the following engagements: La Loma Church, March 17; Maraquina, June 3; Antipolo, June 4; Morong, June 5 and 9; Das Marinas, June 19; recommended by General Lawton for Brevet Major for conspicuous gallantry at Das Marinas; sick and on sick leave, Aug. 2 to Dec. 4, 1899; on recruiting service at Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 12, 1899, to March 2, 1900; at Scranton, Pa., to Sept. 30, 1900; at Philadelphia and at Fort Columbus, N. Y., to Nov. 16, 1900, and at Newark, N. J., from Nov. 16, 1900, to

(Major, 19th Infantry, March 2, 1901)

Nov. 1, 1901; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., on duty with recruits, Nov. 12, 1901, to May 1, 1902; conducted recruits to Philippines and returned to U. S., July 8, 1902; at Presidio of San Francisco with regiment, July 15, 1902, to June 19, 1903; at Fort George Wright, Wash., commanding Battalion, June 22, 1903, to July 26, 1904; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., July 27, 1904, to April 1, 1905; en route to Philippines to  p261 May 5, 1905; at Malabang, P. I., commanding Battalion, to July 10, 1905; at Camp Vicars to Oct. 15, 1905; at Malabang to May 20, 1906; at Zamboanga to June 1, 1906; on leave in China and Japan and en route to U. S., June 2 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 28th Infantry, July 13, 1906)

Sept. 29, 1906; at Matanzas, Cuba, with regiment, Oct. 7 to 21, 1906; at Havana, Cuba, on General Court Martial duty, Oct. 22, 1906, to Oct., 2, 1907; at Matanzas with regiment, Oct. 3, 1907, to May 10, 1908; on leave in U. S. to Aug. 8, 1908; at Matanzas with regiment, Aug. 13, 1908, to Dec. 31, 1909; at Fort Snelling, Minn., with regiment, January to May 10, 1909; commanding regiment from May 10, 1909; commanded Department of Dakota, June 4‑14; relinquished command of regiment, April 17, 1910; at Sparta, Wis., commanding regiment at Camp of Instruction, July 29 to Aug. 19, 1910; on leave of absence, Aug. 20 to Oct. 19, 1910.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 19, 1910;
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

At Pittsburgh, Pa., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at University of Pittsburgh, Sept. 12 to Nov. 12, 1918; commanding Students' Army Training Corps, Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, 1918.

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

 p154  Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 19, 1910,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Died Apr. 1, 1923, at Paris, France: Aged 69.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.

Cited posthumously "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces near Dasmarinas, Luzon, Philippine Islands, June 19, 1899."

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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