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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born O.)

William F. Hancock

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1879, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 13, 1883.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1883 (leave of absence, Dec. 22, 1885, to Feb. 24, 1886), to Aug. 26, 1886, — and at the Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to Sep. 1, 1888; and on frontier duty at Ft. Douglas, Utah, to –––––.

First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Oct. 4, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Douglas, Utah, to May 13, 1890; at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to Oct. 1, 1890; at Alcatraz Island, Cal., to June 18, 1892; at Fort Canby, Wash., to Dec. 19, 1892; on special recruiting service to March 1, 1893; at New York Arsenal, N. Y., on special duty in connection with World's Columbian Exposition, to Dec. 1, 1893; on leave to Feb. 7, 1894. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Western Military Academy, Upper Alton, Ill., Feb. 7 to Sept. 1, 1894; at the Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., to Oct., 1894. — Garrison duty at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to May, 1898.

(Transferred to 6th Artillery, April 29, 1898)

(Captain and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers,
May 12, 1898)

— Assistant Adjutant-General, 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 1st Corps, May 31 to Oct. 22, 1898; of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to Feb. 10, 1899, being stationed at Camp Thomas, Ga., May 31 to Aug., 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., at Knoxville, Ten.,​a to Dec., 1898; and at Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jan. 24, 1899. — Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of Santa Clara, at Cienfuegos, Cuba, Feb. 10 to March, 1899;

(Captain of Artillery, 6th Artillery, March 2, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 14, 1899)

 p368  garrison duty at Fort Monroe, Va., March 11 to April 12, 1899. — En route to and in Philippines to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Monroe, Va., March to April 15, 1899; in Philippines, to Sept., 1901; at Alcatraz Island, Cal., to June, 1902; at Fort Miley, San Francisco, to Oct., 1903; at Fort Flagler, Puget Sound, to Oct., 1904; at Fort Casey, Puget Sound, to Oct., 1906.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Oct. 3, 1906)

— At Key West Barracks, Fla., Nov., 1906 to June, 1907; commanding Artillery, District of Tampa, June 10, 1907 to Oct. 8, 1907; Fort Barrancas, Fla., from Oct., 1907 to –––––.º

Major, U. S. A., Retired Sept. 9, 1909,
at his own request, over 30 Years' Service.

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

(William Frederick Hancock, Born Aug. 29, 1860.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Oct. 3, 1906.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 9, 1909,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 9, 1909,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj., Ret., Sept. 9, 1909.

Died, Mar. 16, 1931, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 70.

Thayer's Note:

a Sic. Maybe this should read "Camp Poland, at Knoxville, Ten." As you can read in that article at FortWiki, Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Poland had just died, and the Knoxville camp was renamed for him, in that same month of August, 1899.

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