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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born Mo.)

Edgar S. Walker​1

(Ap'd Mo.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1878, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Totten, Dak., Oct. 1, 1883, to July 13, 1886, — and Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo. (in the field in South Dakota during campaign against Sioux Indians, Dec. 17, 1890 to Jan. 26, 1891),

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 25th Infantry, Feb. 24, 1891)

(Transferred to 8th Infantry, July 20, 1891)

to Aug., 1891; at Fort Washakie, Wyo., to July 1, 1893. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Missouri Military Academy, Mexico, Mo., July 8, 1893 to June 11, 1896; garrison duty at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to Sept. 20, 1897. — En route to and on duty as Quartermaster and Commissary at Fort St. Michael, Alaska,

(Captain of Infantry, July 10, 1898)

to Sept. 9, 1898, being frequently absent on exploring expeditions; commanding post of Fort St. Michael, Alaska, Sep. 9, 1898

(Assigned to 8th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899)

to Sept. 16, 1899. — En route to and commanding company at Fort Snelling, Min., to April 13, 1900. — Chief Commissary, Department of Alaska, to ––––

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

Military History. — Unknown to date of retirement, no information having been received.

(Major, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 7, 1906, disability in line of duty.)

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

(Edgar Smith Walker, Born June 3, 1858.)

Military History. —

Captain of Infantry, July 10, 1898.

Assigned to 8th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899.

Chief Commissary, Department of Alaska, May, 1900, to Sept. 25, 1901; at Fort St. Michael, Alaska, Depot Quartermaster and Commissary to Sept. 2, 1902; at Fort Columbus, N. Y., commanding Company, October, 1902, to March 5, 1906; en route to Philippines to April 1, 1906; at Camp Jossman, P. I., commanding Company to Sept. 28, 1906.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 7, 1906,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Gainesville, Fla., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at University of Florida, September, 1908, to

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

Sept. 13, 1918; (at Plattsburg Reserve Officers' Training Camp, June 1 to July 12, 1918); at University of Florida, commanding Student's Army Training Corps Unit, Sept. 13, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History. —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 7, 1906,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

At University of Florida, commanding Student's Army Training Corps unit, Sept. 13, 1918, to Dec., 1918, and Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Dec., 1918, to Aug. 31, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj., Ret., Aug. 7, 1906.

Col., Ret., July 9, 1918.

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

Military History: —

Maj Ret 7 Aug 06;

Col Ret 9 Jul 18

Civil History: — Gainesville Fla; U of Fla, Prof of Descriptive Geometry & Drawing Sep 20–Jun 36; Professorship (special status) Sep 36–Jun 45

Died, Jan. 1, 1955, at Gainesville, Fla.: Aged 96.​a

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, FL.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Walker died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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