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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born Tex.)

William Sherleyº Scott

(Ap'd Tex.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., Sep. 25, 1880 (on astronomical duty in the field with the Chief Engineer Officer of the Department of the Columbia, May 25 to Aug. 3, 1881, and on leave of absence, Nov. 13, 1882, to May 20, 1883), to Sep. 19, 1883, — Ft. Bidwell, Cal., to June 9, 1884, — and Ft. Maginnis and Rocky Point, Mon., to Aug. 14, 1885; at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Sep. 1, 1885, to June, 1886; and in garrison at that post (leave of absence, Nov. 30, 1887, to Feb. 22, 1888), to Sep. 1, 1889; and as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, at College Station, Tex., Sep. 7, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Commandant of Cadets, College Station, Tex., Sept. 7, 1889 to Sept. 9, 1890. — At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Sept., 1894 (Secretary, Infantry and Cavalry School, Sept. 15, 1890 to Sept., 1894). — In the field in campaign against Sioux Indians, Dec. 2 to Jan. 26, 1891.º

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, Jan. 15, 1891)

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Feb. 27, 1891)

— Commanding troop, Jan., 1891 to April, 1892. — (Regimental Adjutant at Fort Grant, Ariz., Oct., 1894 to May, 1895; and at Fort Riley, Kan., May, 1895 to April, 1898.) — (Secretary, Cavalry and Light Artillery School, May, 1895 to April, 1898.) — Chickamauga Park, April 21 to May 23. — Aide-de‑camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. K. Arnold, Jacksonville, Fla., to June 5, 1898.

(Captain and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers,
May 28, 1898)

— Tampa, Fla., and with headquarters of army in field, June 5 to July 1, 1898. — Puerto Rico, with headquarters of army, to Aug. 20, 1898.

(Major and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers,
Sept. 17, 1898)

— With 7th Corps, Acting Judge Advocate, to Oct. 31, 1898, at Jacksonville, Fla., and Quemados, Cuba (Adjutant-General, 1st Division, 7th Corps), to March 31, 1899. — Joined troop, April, 1899.

(Captain of Cavalry, 1st Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, May 12, 1899)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 44th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899)

— On duty in Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, May 1 to Aug. 28, 1899. — Fort Leavenworth, Kan., with 44th Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 28, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Leavenworth, Kas., with 44th Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 28, 1899 to Oct. 23, 1899; at San Francisco and en route to Philippine Islands with Volunteer Regiment, to Dec. 26, 1899; on Island of Panay, in field with regiment, commanding in Antique Province, to May 28, 1901; commanded in following engagements: Madelog, Jan. 30, 1900; Patnangan, April 28, 1900; Cassia, May 12, 1900; near Barbaza, May 25, 1900; Teneyacan, June 11, 1900; Malupa Nueva, July 23, 1900; near Tagas, Sept. 17, 1900; Tibiao, Nov. 22 and 27, 1900; Delamos River, Dec. 29, 1900; Tengalan, Jan. 20, 1901; Mt. Agotay, Jan. 24, 1901; expedition against enemy at Mt. Bugton Baton, Jan. 15 to 19, 1901; received surrender of General Fullon, 34 officers, 216 enlisted men of Insurgent Army, and 206 serviceable arms, March 21, 1901; in command of troops in various expeditions in Province of Antique, Panay Island, April 25, 1900 to March 21, 1901; recommended for Brevet of Brigadier-General of Volunteers, by commanding General, Department of Visayas for suppressing insurrection and securing surrender of entire Insurgent force in Antique Province, Panay Island, March 21, 1901. Civil Governor, Antique Province, Panay, April 15, 1901 to May 23, 1901; en route to and at San Francisco, to June 30.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, June 30, 1901)

— On leave two months; on recruiting duty in Iowa, Sept. 1, 1901 to Feb., 1902; on duty at Discharge Camp, Angel Island, Cal., to June 1; arrived Manila, July 4, 1902; on duty as Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of Luzon and Division of Philippines until Feb. 10, 1903, when detailed with Civil Government in Philippine Islands.

(1st Assistant Chief, Philippine Constabulary)

— Assimilated rank of Colonel, U. S. Army, Act of Congress, Jan. 30, 1903; on this duty serving in all parts of Islands, to Nov. 8, 1906, (two months and 19 days leave); returned to U. S. and with regiment at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to Oct. 18, 1907; inspecting Texas Militia during March, 1907; in charge of Division Rifle and Pistol Competition at Leon Springs, Texas, July 29 to Aug. 5, 1907; investigating conditions on Mexican border, (instructions Secretary of War), during Aug., 1907; at War College, Washington, D. C., Oct. 24, 1907 to Nov. 1, 1908; D. S. in Panama (instructions Secretary of War), June 17 to July 28, 1908; on duty, National Rifle competition, Camp Perry, Ohio, Aug., 1908; D. S. at War College, Washington, D. C., to March 29, 1909.

(Transferred to 10th Cavalry, Jan. 23, 1909)

(Major, 14th Cavalry, Feb. 26, 1909)

— Two months' leave; with regiment at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., from May 27, 1909 to –––––.

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

(Born Jan. 12, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, 14th Cavalry, Feb. 26, 1909.

 p296  At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., commanding 2nd Squadron, May 27 to Nov. 5, 1909; en route to Philippines in command of 14th Cavalry, Nov. 5 to Dec. 2, 1909; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., Dec. 3, 1909, to Nov. 12, 1910 (commanded regiment and post to July 3, 1910; participated in Division Maneuvers, Feb. 16‑26, 1910; member of a Board of Officers at Manila, July 4 to Aug. 3 and Sept. 5 to Oct. 3, 1910); en route to U. S., Nov. 12 to Dec. 8, 1910; detailed for duty in Adjutant-General's Department; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Adjutant-General, Department of Texas, to Feb. 15, 1913, and acting Adjutant-General, Southern Department, Feb. 15 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, March 4, 1913)

May 14, 1913; in charge of Militia Affairs, Southern Department, Feb. 15, 1913, to

(Assigned to 1st Cavalry, Sept. 19, 1914)

July 1, 1916; (Adjutant, 1st Cavalry Brigade, Feb. 15, 1913, to March 28, 1916; at Camp Perry, Ohio, Assistant Executive Officer, National and International Rifle Competition, Sept. 1 to 9, 1913; Chief of Staff, 15th Militia Division, 1915; at Douglas, Arizona, in temporary command of 1st Cavalry, scouting on Mexican border, March 28 to June 9, 1916);

(Colonel, 16th Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

at Fort Sam Houston, organized and commanded 16th Cavalry, July 1, 1916, to Feb. 3, 1917; (commanded regiment acting as Divisional Cavalry with Provisional Division on practice march from Fort Sam Houston to Austin, Texas, and return, September-October, 1916); marched regiment from Fort Sam Houston to Mexican border, Feb. 3 to 27, 1917; at Llano Grande, Texas, commanding regiment, to May 1, 1917; at Leon Springs, Texas, commanding 1st Officers' Training Camp, May 8 to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 21, 1917; at Camp Sevier, S. C., commanding 59th Infantry Brigade, 30th Division, Aug. 21 to Nov. 8, 1917; (commanded 30th Division, October, 1917); en route New York to France, via Liverpool, England, Nov. 19 to Dec. 1, 1917; at Bordeaux, France, commanding Base Section No. 2, Dec. 1, 1917, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1918)

Aug. 10, 1918; (commanded ports of La Palisse, Rochefort, Bordeaux and Bayonne; in charge of construction of American docks and warehouses at Bordeaux, construction and command of rest camp, training camps, lumber mills, remount stations, etc., and general development of utilities in that section): assigned to command of 41st Replacement Division, with Hdqrs. at St. Aignan-sur‑Cher, and commanded Division to Oct. 28, 1918; en route to U. S., sailing from Brest, Nov. 4, 1918; at Camp Dix, N. J., commanding 153rd Brigade, to Dec. 16, 1918; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., commanding post, adjacent camps and Demobilization Center, Dec. 18, 1918, to Oct. 26, 1919; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding Post, to Jan. 12, 1920.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 12, 1920,
By Operation of Law.

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

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 12, 1920,
By Operation of Law.

Awarded: Officer, Legion of Honor, France; Indian Campaigns, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Porto Rican Campaign, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border, World War, Medal of Honor (Philippine Constabulary), Distinguished Marksman, Gold Medal, Army Team.

Civil History: — Vice President, Sam Houston State Bank and Trust Co., San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 2, 1920, to Jan., 1923 and President from Jan., 1923.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Jan. 12, 1920.

Civil History: — President, Sam Houston State Bank and Trust Co., San Antonio, Tex., from Jan., 1923; Chairman of National Bank of Ft. Sam Houston, since 1933.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Brig Gen Ret 12 Jan 20

Civil History: — President, Sam Houston State Bank and Trust Co, San Antonio Tex, Jan 23‑41; Chairman of National Bank of Ft Sam Houston since 33.

Died, 31 Aug 41, San Antonio, Tex.: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

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