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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Wash.)

William B. Reynolds

(Ap'd at Large)


William Butler Reynolds: Born Sep. 21, 1857, Fort Steilacoom, WA.​a

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

Second Lieut., 14th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Fort Hall, Ida., Sep. 30, 1879, to Aug. 24, 1881, — Ft. Douglas, Utah, to Sep. 12, 1881, — Camp on White River, Col., to July 12, 1883, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to June 25, 1884, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to July 1, 1886, — and Ft. Townsend, Wash., to Aug. 13, 1889; and at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to –––––.​b

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to July 1, 1891; on delay to Oct. 1, 1891; on duty at Davids Island, N. Y., to Oct. 1, 1893; garrison duty at Vancouver Barracks, Wash.,

(Captain of Infantry, 14th Infantry, Aug. 13, 1894)

to Nov. 13, 1895. — Assistant Instructor, Department of Law and Infantry, at the Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 17, 1895 to April, 1898; Commissary and Quartermaster, at same post, to Sept., 1898; Assistant to Chief Mustering Officer, State of Kansas, and member of Examining Board at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to July, 1899; on duty with recruits at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Sept., 1899. — En route to and with regiment in the Philippines to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Regimental Quartermaster, from March 9, 1900 to March 31, 1901; with regiment in China, Relief Expedition in China, from July to Nov., 1900; with regiment in Philippine Islands

(Major, 14th Infantry, Feb. 28, 1901)

to April 16, 1901.

Major, U. S. A., Retired April 16, 1901,
disability in line of duty.

— Assigned to active duty, Nov., 1905 and detailed on recruiting service at Charlotte, N. C., rooming on recruiting duty to Jan. 25, 1908.

Died at Charlotte, N. C., Jan. 25, 1908: Aged 51.

Civil History. — Member Society Sons of the American Revolution; Society of War of 1812; Military Order of Loyal Legion; of the Carabao and of the Dragon.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

a Maj. Reynolds's middle name is from List of Cadets admitted into the United States Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., from its Origin till September 1, 1901 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902); his birthdate and birthplace are from his AOG obituary.

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b The Register records no promotion to First Lieutenant; neither in the initial entry in Vol. III nor in any of the subsequent Supplements.

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