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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III

(Born Or.)

Woodbridge Geary

(Ap'd Or.)


Born July 10, 1857.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1878, to June 13, 1882, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 13, 1882.

Second Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 15, 1882.

 p365  Served: on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 1‑22, 1882, — at Fts. Ringgold and Brown, Tex., to Dec., 1882, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to July 6, 1883, — with Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Livermore's Exploring Expedition in Texas, to Nov. 6, 1883, — Ft. Clark and Camp Langtry, Tex., to Aug. 1, 1885, — commanding Indian Scouts in the field, Texas, to Jan., 1886, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to May 7, 1888, — Ft. Concho, Tex., to June 20, 1889, — San Antonio, Tex., to July 21, 1889, — and Camp Del Rio, Tex., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Camp Del Rio, Tex., to April 28, 1890; at Fort Porter, N. Y., to Sept. 8, 1890; at Fort Mackinac, Mich.,

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 19th Infantry, Feb. 20, 1891)

to Sept. 16, 1895; at Fort Brady, Mich., to Feb. 10, 1898. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Agricultural College of Oregon, Corvallis, Ore., Feb. 16 to May, 1898;

(Captain of Infantry, 13th Infantry, June 30, 1898)

with regiment at Mobile, Ala., and at Tampa, Fla., to July, 1898; at Ponce, Puerto Rico, to Oct., 1898; at Yauco, P. R., to March, 1899. — He joined the 13th Infantry in March, 1899, serving at Fort Niagara, N. Y., to April, 1899. — En route to and in Philippines to Oct. 10, 1899, when

Mortally wounded, while in command of the 3d Battalion of his Regiment
in the action near Buena Vista, P. I., and died Oct. 11, 1899, from wounds,
at San Francisco de Malabon: Aged 42.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1900.º

Buried, Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, OR.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Geary's birthdate is from his tombstone (q.v.).

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