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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

William E. Almy​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Nov. 9, 1856.​a

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., 3d Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Transferred to 5th Cavalry, Sep. 4, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty on Ute Expedition, Sep. 30 to Nov. 29, 1879, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Apr. 27, 1880, — Ft. Sidney, Neb. (on detached service conducting recruits to the Pacific Coast, Apr. 3 to July 15, 1881, and on leave of absence, Jan. 25 to Feb. 25, 1882, and Dec. 4, 1882, to Feb. 28, 1883), to Apr. 15, 1883, — and Ft. McKinney, Wy., to Aug. 9, 1883; at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (leave of absence, June 21 to Aug. 6, 1884), to July 1, 1885; on frontier duty at Ft. Reno, I. T., and in the field, to Oct. 27, 1886; on leave of absence, to Jan. 26, 1887; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Apr. 26, 1887, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (on leave of absence,

(First Lieut., 5th Cavalry, Aug. 21, 1888)

July 11 to Aug. 30, 1889), to Oct. 1, 1889; and on duty at the Military Prison at that Post, to –––––.

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

(William Ellery Almy)

Military History. — Served: As Quartermaster U. S. Military Prison, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Oct., 1889 to March, 1891. — (Regimental  p323 Adjutant, 5th Cavalry, April, 1891 to Sept., 1895.) — At Fort Reno, I. T., April, 1891 to June, 1893. — At Fort McIntosh, Tex., June, 1893 to June, 1894. — At Fort Sam Houston, Tex., June, 1894 to Sept., 1895. — On recruiting duty, Harrisburg, Pa., Oct., 1895 to Aug., 1897. — Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General Wade, Aug., 1897 to June 24, 1898.

(Major and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, June 20, 1898)

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, June 23, 1898)

(Captain of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, July 5, 1898)

— On duty with regiment at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, from April 1, 1889 to –––––; Adjutant-General, 3d Army Corps, July 2 to Aug. 1, 1898. — On duty with Commission for Evacuation of Cuba, at Havana, Cuba, from Sept., 1898 to Jan., 1899.

(Transferred to 5th Cavalry, March 14, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 5, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: On duty in Washington, D. C., to April, 1899; with regiment in Porto Rico, to March, 1900.

(Major, Porto Rico Regiment, March 1, 1900)

— Acting Adjutant-General, Department of Porto Rico, from April 5, 1900 to Dec. 16, 1900; commanding dismounted battalion, from Dec. 17, 1900.

(Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Porto Rico,
April –––, 1901 to July, 1901)

to July 26, 1901; sick in hospital at San Juan, P. R., July 27 to Aug. 1, 1901.

Died, Aug. 1, 1901, at San Juan, P. R.: Aged 44.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1902, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Rear Admiral John M. Almy, U. S. Navy.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Almy's birthdate is from his obituary notice in Secretary's Report, Society of Colonial Wars, Minnesota, 1901.

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