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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

Walter S. Alexander​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Transferred to 4th Artillery, July 11, 1879.

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Tactics, July 4 to Aug. 28, 1879; in garrison at Point San José, Cal., Dec. 1, 1879, to Oct. 4, 1881, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Nov. 4, 1881, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., to Aug. 19, 1883; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 28, 1887;

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 31, 1887)

and in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., to Aug. 25, 1888, — and Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to –––––.

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

Served: With Battery H, 4th Artillery, at Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., from Jan. to Aug., 1890. — Graduate of the Artillery School, 1890. — On leave in Europe, Aug. to Nov., 1890; at Fort Adams, R. I., Nov., 1890 to Nov., 1891; at Fort Barrancas, Fla., Nov., 1891 to May, 1892; at Fort McPherson, Ga., May, 1892 to May, 1893; at Washington Barracks, D. C., May, 1893 to May, 1898; at DuPont Powder Works, Del., May to June, 1898; at Battery Point, Del., June to Sept., 1898. — On mustering duty at Wilmington, Del., Columbia and Greenville, S. C., Sept., 1898 to April, 1899.

(Captain of Artillery, 4th Artillery, March 2, 1899)

— In command of battery at Fort Monroe, Va., from April, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Unknown since April, 1899; resigned Nov. 24,º 1904.

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

(Walter Stone Alexander, Born Dec. –––, 1856.)

Military History. —

Captain, 4th Artillery, March 2, 1899.

At Fort Monroe, Va., commanding Battery, April, 1899, to June 24, 1900; at Fort Hunt, Va., commanding Battery and post, June 25, 1900, to Sept. 24, 1903 (commanding Artillery District of the Potomac, April 3 to June 1, 1902, and June 16 to Sept. 15, 1902); at Fort Casey, Wash., commanding Battery and post, Oct. 12, 1903, to January, 1904 (commanding Artillery District of the Columbia, Oct. 13 to December, 1903); at Fort Columbia, Wash., commanding Battery and post, January to June, 1904; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., commanding Battery, June 8 to July 7, 1904;

(Major, Artillery Corps, July 7, 1904)

on duty at San Francisco, Cal., to Nov. 28, 1904.

Resigned, Nov. 28, 1904.

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

Major, Artillery Corps, July 7, 1904.

Resigned, Nov. 28, 1904.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj., Art. Corps, July 7, 1904.

Resigned, Nov. 28, 1904.​a

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Barton S. Alexander, Class of 1842.

Thayer's Note:

a The Register gives no death data; the 1950 Supplement to the Register (Vol. IX) marks him as having died, but offers no other information.

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