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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born N. C.)

William Ewenº Shipp

(Ap'd N. C.)


Born Aug. 23, 1861, Asheville, NC.a

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., 10th Cavalry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Davis, Tex., Sep. 30, 1883, to Mar. 13, 1885, — detached service at El Paso, Tex., to Apr. 14, 1885, — Ft. Grant, Ara., and Scouting, to June, 1885, — in command of Indian Scouts in the field in Arizona and Mexico, to May 22, 1886, being engaged with Apaches Jan. 10 and 11, 1886, — Ft. Apache, and Scouting in Arizona (leave of absence, Jan. 19 to July 17, 1887), to July 31, 1888, — on Rifle Competition, to Sep., 1888, — San Carlos, Ara., and Scouting, to Feb. 25, 1889, — and Ft. Apache, Ara., to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, Dec. 25, 1889)

Served: At Fort Apache, Ariz., to June, 1891; on sick leave to Oct., 1891; on duty at Fort Grant, Ariz., to Jan., 1892; at Raleigh, N. C., on duty with the militia of North Carolina, Jan. 26 to Nov. 2, 1892; at Washington, D. C., as recorder of Examining Board, to Feb., 1893; on duty at Fort Buford, N. D., to June 2, 1893; on sick leave to Dec., 1892. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Davis School, Winston, N. C., Dec. 15, 1893 to Aug. 1, 1897. — Garrison duty at Ft. Assinniboine, Mont., to April, 1898; at Camp Thomas, Ga., to May, 1898. — Commissary, 2d Cavalry Brigade, 5th Army Corps, May 16 to July 1, 1898; participated in the campaign against Santiago, Cuba, to July 1, 1899, when he was

Killed in Action, July 1, 1898, at San Juan Hill, Santiago de Cuba: Aged 37.

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

Buried, Saint Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, NC.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Shipp's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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