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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born Ct.)

William F. Flynn

(Ap'd Ct.)


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., 8th Cavalry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Sep. 30, 1883, to Aug. 27, 1884, — with Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Livermore's Exploring Expedition to Northern Texas, to Jan., 1885, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Feb. 2, 1885, — detached service at Ft. Davis, Tex., to Mar., 1885, — Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to Jan. 2, 1886, — Scouting in New Mexico, to Oct. 7, 1886, — Ft. Clark, Tex. (leave of absence, Nov. 17, 1886, to Jan. 18, 1887), to Feb. 18, 1887, — Langtry, Tex., to Apr. 30, 1887, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Aug. 19, 1887, — Camp Peña Colorada, Tex., to May 17, 1888, — and march to Dakota, to Aug., 1888; and at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Aug. 28, 1888, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At the U. S. M. A., West Point,

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, Jan. 20, 1890)

to July 4, 1890. — (Appointed Regimental Quartermaster, July 4, 1890.) — On duty at Fort Meade, S. D., till Sept. 1, 1897. — At Cavalry and Infantry School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from Sept. 1, 1897 till June, 1898. — Mustering duty in Kansas and Missouri till Jan. 1, 1899.  p369 With regiment at Huntsville, Ala., preparatory to going to Cuba, Jan. 1, 1899 to –––––;

(Captain of Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

(Regimental Quartermaster, April 20, 1899.)

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

Military History. — Served: As Quartermaster of Camp of regiment (Camp R. S. McKenzie), at Puerto Principe, Cuba, until return of regiment to United States, Feb. 27, 1902; Quartermaster at Fort Reno, Oklahoma Territory, March 8, 1902 to April 7, 1902; Quartermaster at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., April 10, 1902 to June 30, 1903; relieved as Regimental Quartermaster, June 30, 1903 and assigned to Troop M, 8th Cavalry, at Ft. Riley, Kas.; commanding Troop M, since that date up to present time with slight intermissions, such as leaves of absence; in Philippine Islands at Camp Wallace, Luzon, March 31, 1905 to May 20, 1907; selected as Senior Counsel in the Koehler trial and successfully defended Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.L. M. Koehler, 4th Cavalry, before a Presidential Court Martial, Nov. 1 to 15, 1906; commanded Camp Washakie, Wyo., June 6, 1907 to Oct. 17, 1907, and re‑established Fort Washakie, Wyo., on latter date; commanded it, to April 9, 1908, except for one absence with leave.

(Major, 15th Cavalry, Nov. 15, 1908)

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

(William Francis Flynn, Born March 17, 1858.)

Military History. —

Major, 15th Cavalry, Nov. 15, 1908.

At Fort Washakie, Wyo., commanding post, Oct. 17, 1907, to Nov. 15, 1908; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., November, 1908, to May, 1909; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., commanding 2nd Squadron, 15th Cavalry, to May, 1910; at Rock Island Arsenal, member of Cavalry Equipment Board, to April, 1912.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, April 20, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Farmer at Westboro, Mass., 1912‑1917.

Military History. — Recalled to active service, June 15, 1917; at Boston, Mass., Assistant to Depot Quartermaster, to Aug. 23, 1917; at Cambridge, Mass., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Harvard University, to Sept. 7, 1918; at Storrs, Conn., Commanding Officer, S. A. T. C. unit at Connecticut Agricultural College, Sept. 9, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 20, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 9, 1918.

At Storrs, Conn., commanding Students Army Training Corps unit at Connecticut Agricultural College, Sept. 9, 1918, to Feb. 28, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Civil History. — Farmer at Westboro, Mass., 1912 to 1917; returned to farm from active service on Feb. 28, 1919, and continued there as a success­ful agriculturalist from that date until Nov. 7, 1928. Residing at Monticello, N. Y. since July 11, 1929.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj. Ret., Apr. 20, 1912.

Lt.‑Col., Ret., July 9, 1918.

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

Military History: —

Maj Ret 20 Apr 12;

Lt Col Ret 9 Jul 18.

Died, 30 Jan 41, at Monticello, N. Y.: Aged 82.

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