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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

Walter M. Dickinson

(Ap'd Mas.)


Walter Mason Dickinson: Born Apr. 3, 1856, Amherst, MA.​a

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., 4th Cavalry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., and in the field, Sep. 29, 1880, to Dec. 3, 1881, — Ft. Cummings, N. M., and in the field, being engaged with hostile Indians at Horseshoe Cañon, Apr. 23, 1882 (sick leave of absence, Sep. 7 to Nov. 6, 1882), to July 1, 1883, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and in the Oklahoma Country in 1885 (leave of absence, Sep. 6

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Sep. 1, 1886)

to Oct. 29, 1885, and July 1 to Aug. 1, 1886), to Oct. 18, 1886, — and Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Aug. 3, 1887; on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Aug. 31, 1887, to Oct. 10, 1889; and on frontier duty at Ft. McDowell, Ara., to Oct. 30, 1889, — and at Ft. Bowie, Ara., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Nov., 1891.

(Transferred to 17th Infantry, Nov. 4, 1891)

 p332  — Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to July, 1892. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst, Mass., to July, 1896. — Columbus Barracks, O., to the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, April, 1898 (Regimental Quartermaster, April 1, 1898).

(Captain of Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— Landed at Daiquiri, Cuba, and placed in charge of the unloading of stores and baggage. — Rejoined his regiment near Santiago, June 29, 1898. — Participated in the battle of El Caney, July 1, 1898, where he was mortally wounded.

Died July 2, 1898, near Santiago de Cuba, of wounds received in action: Aged 42.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Dickinson's middle name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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