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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Mis.)

Robert W. Dowdy

(Ap'd Ark.)


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., 17th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on sick leave of absence, Oct. 1‑28, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Sisseton, Dak., Oct. 28, 1879, to June 21, 1880, — and Ft. Yates, Dak., to July 9, 1883; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of the South, Sewanee, Ten., to Aug. 15, 1886; on

(First Lieut., 17th Infantry, Dec. 12, 1885)

frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Nov. 29, 1889; and on duty  p323 in connection with the National Guard of Tennessee, at Nashville, Ten., to June 1, 1890.

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

Military History. — Served: At Nashville, Ten., Jan. to July, 1890, with National Guard; with regiment (17th Infantry) at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., July 1, 1890 to Feb. 15, 1892. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, University of Arkansas, Feb. 15, 1892 to Sept. 30, 1893. — With regiment, Sept. 30, 1893–July 8, 1898 (Regimental Quartermaster, April 1, 1894–April 1, 1898); at Fort D. A. Russell to Dec. 15, 1894; at Columbus Barracks, O., to April 19, 1898; with regiment, in 5th Army Corps, in Santiago campaign, April 21 to July 8, 1898.

(Retired from Active Service, with the rank of Captain, for disability in the line of duty, April 26, 1898)

(Restored to active list by Act of Congress approved Feb. 9, 1899; Captain of Infantry, April 26, 1898; assigned to 22d Infantry)

On recruiting duty, Little Rock, Ark., March 11 to Oct. 25, 1899. — Ordered to join regiment in Philippine Islands, Oct., 1899.

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

Military History. — Joined 22d Infantry as Captain in Northern Luzon, Philippine Islands, Jan., 1900; commanded 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry, from March, 1900 to March, 1901; transferred to the 3d Battalion and commanded it till regiment was ordered home, Feb., 1902, taking station at Fort Crook, Neb., to May 25, 1903.

Major, U. S. A., Retired May 25, disability incident to the Service.

— On duty with the National Guard of Mississippi, Jan., 1904 to Aug., 1905; on duty with the National Guard of Arkansas, from Oct., 1907, till Feb., 1909.

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

(Robert Wingmund Dowdy, Born Jan. 31, 1854.)

Military History. —

Captain, 22d Infantry, April 26, 1898.

Transferred to 26th Infantry, May 6, 1903.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, May 25, 1903,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, March 23, 1912, at Colorado Springs, Col.: Aged 58.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1912.

Buried, Little Rock National Cemetery, Little Rock, AR.

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