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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born Ark.)

William P. Stone

(Ap'd Ark.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1878, to July 25, 1879, and July 26, 1880, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 13, 1883.

Served: in garrison at Little Rock Barracks, Ark., Sep. 30, 1883, to Apr. 27, 1884, — Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to Sep. 1, 1886, — Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Sep. 22, 1887, — and Little Rock Barracks, Ark., to Apr. 30, 1889; on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., to June 17, 1889; on leave of absence, to Aug. 15, 1889; and as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of the South, Sewanee, Ten., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served on college duty

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 5th Artillery, Feb. 20, 1891)

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, May 23, 1891)

to Aug., 1891; garrison duty at Fort McPherson, Ga., to May 28, 1892; in charge of repairs of barracks and quarters at Key West Barracks, Fla., to Dec. 26, 1892; garrison duty at Fort McPherson, Ga., to June 4, 1893; at Washington Barracks, D. C., to Feb. 14, 1897; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Ouachita Baptist College, Arkadelphia, Ark., Feb. 16, 1897 to Feb. 21, 1898, and of the Arkansas Industrial University, Fayetteville, Ark., Feb. 22

(Transferred to 7th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

to April, 1898; garrison duty at Fort Slocum, N. Y., April 22, 1898 (Regimental Adjutant, April 22, 1898 to March 15, 1899) to

(Captain of Artillery, 7th Artillery, April 20, 1899)

May 25, 1899; at Fort Adams, R. I., to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Adams, R. I. to Aug. 16, 1900; in Philippine Islands, Oct., 1900 to March, 1903; garrison duty, Fort Hamilton, N. Y., May, 1903 to Nov., 1906.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Sept. 30, 1906)

— Ft. Moultrie, S. C.º, Dec., 1906 to July, 1907; Fort Morgan, Ala., to Sept. 10, 1909.

Major, U. S. A., Retired Sept. 10, 1909,
at his own request, over 30 Years' Service.

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

(William Porter Stone, Born Dec. 30, 1860.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Sept. 30, 1906.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 10, 1909,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years Service.

At Denver, Colorado, on duty with Organized Militia of State of Colorado, Sept. 11, 1909, to Oct. 31, 1916, when he was relieved at his own request; at Blacksburg, Va., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Sept. 15, 1917, to

(Colonel, U. S. A., on Retired List, July 9, 1918)

Sept. 12, 1918; commanding Student Army Training Corps at William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., and at Richmond College, Richmond, Va., Sept. 13, 1918, to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

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

Military History: —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 10, 1909,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years Service.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 9, 1918,
Act of June 3, 1918.

At Richmond, Va., commanding Reserve Officers Training Corps unit at Richmond College, Sept. 15, 1918, to Mar., 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

While returning from abroad with body of his wife who had died in Paris on June 22, 1927, and when about 300 miles from New York, he leaped overboard and

Died, Suicide, July 3, 1927, at Sea: Aged 67.

His body was found and sunk by fisherman off Nantucket Lightship on Aug. 11, 1927.

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