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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Walter Kingº Wright

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Warsaw, NY.​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., 16th Infantry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Concho, Tex., Sep. 30, 1883, to May 25,

(First Lieut., 16th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1888)

1888, — Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, to Nov. 13, 1888, — and Ft. Douglas, Utah (leave of absence, Oct. 21, 1889, to Jan. 20, 1890), to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: As Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, April, 1891 to July, 1894. — On riot duty with Company C, 16th Infantry, from July 8 to Aug. 31, 1894; (Regimental Quartermaster, Jan. 1, 1895 to Nov. 1, 1897); at Fort Sherman, Ida., and Fort Spokane, Wash. — On duty with the Governor of Kentucky from Jan. 1 to April 27, 1896. — Joined regiment in the field at Chickamauga Park, May 3, and ordered to Chattanooga to establish depot of subsistence stores; acted as D. C. S. and Q. M. to June 25, 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 7th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

(Major and Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, June 7, 1898)

— Assigned to 1st Division, 2d Corps, and served in that capacity at Camps Alger, Meade, and Mackenzie, to ––––

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

Military History. —

(Major and Commissary of Subsistence, June 7, 1898)

(Honorably Discharged, April 12, 1899)

— Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to June 3, 1899; Forts Egbert and Gibbon, Alaska, to Sept. 15, 1901; Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to May 1, 1902; Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Oct. 1, 1903.

(Major, 7th Infantry, Aug. 26, 1903)

— Manila, P. I., to Sept. 15, 1905; on recruiting service at Louisville, Ky., to July 1, 1907.

 p347  (Transferred to the 8th Infantry, May 11, 1906)

— Camp Jossman, P. I., to April 15, 1908; Presidio of Monterey, Cal., to Aug. 25, 1908; Fort Leavenworth, Kas., to Oct. 25, 1908; War College, Washington, D. C., to Nov. 1, 1909; Presidio of Monterey, Cal., to –––––.

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

(Born Sept. 19, 1858.)

Military History. —

Major, 7th Infantry, Aug. 26, 1903.

Transferred to 8th Infantry, May 11, 1906.

At Presidio of Monterey, Cal., to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 8th Infantry, March 10, 1911)

Feb. 5, 1912; (at maneuver camp, Atascadero, Cal., June, 1910; at San Diego and in southern California on border duty, March to June, 1911); at Parang and Zamboanga, Philippines, to

(Transferred to 12th Infantry, Feb. 1, 1913)

 p360  March 15, 1913; at Monterey, Cal., to

(Colonel of Infantry, Aug. 27, 1913)

Dec. 23, 1913; at Governors Island, N. Y., in charge of Militia Affairs, to July 7, 1914;

(Assigned to 23d Infantry, July 7, 1914)

joined 23rd Infantry at Texas City, Texas, Aug. 17, 1914; regimental camp destroyed by cyclone of August, 1915; at Interstate Rifle Match, Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 20 to Dec. 20, 1915; at Galveston, Texas, to May 2, 1917; at Syracuse, N. Y., with regiment to Sept. 6, 1917; en route to St. Nazaire, France, Sept. 7 to 20, 1917; with 2nd Division, A. E. F., to Feb. 15, 1918; commanding Camp at Bordeaux to Aug. 1, 1918; attached to 89th and to 36th Divisions, to Sept. 2, 1918; in command at Angers to Feb. 12, 1919; en route, Bordeaux to New York, March 12 to 24, 1919; commanding Camp Sevier, S. C., April 10 to Oct. 3, 1919; at Camp Kearny, Cal., to Feb. 14, 1920; at San Francisco, Cal., in Letterman General Hospital, to May 25, 1920.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 25,º 1920,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

 p202  Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 26,º 1920,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Oct. 8, 1927, at San Francisco, Calif.: Aged 69.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Wright's birthplace is from several editions of the Register of the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published while he was living.

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