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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1886

Vol. III

(Born Ga.)

Edmund S. Wright​1

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1882, to July 1, 1886, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Cavalry, July 1, 1886.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Robinson, Neb., Sep. 30, 1886, to June 5, 1888, — and Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, and in the field, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: With 9th Cavalry to Aug. 20, 1891; at Fort Du Chesne, Utah, to Oct., 1890; Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Aug. 20, 1891; with Fort Leavenworth Cavalry Squadron (Lieutenant-Colonel Sanford) in Sioux campaign of 1890‑91; Instructor in Drawing, U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., to Feb., 1892; with troop, 9th Cavalry, at

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 1st Cavalry, June 30, 1893)

Forts Leavenworth and McKinney, to July 21, 1893; with Troop L (Indian), 1st Cavalry, at Fort Custer, Mont., to March 5, 1895; at Fort Stanton, N. M., to Aug. 16, 1896; Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to April 18, 1898; participated with 1st Cavalry in Spanish-American war to Sept. 30; with 5th Army Corps in Cuba to Aug. 8; Fort Riley, Kan., to Jan. 1, 1899; Fort Robinson, Neb., to May 20; Coeur d'Alène to ––––

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

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

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

(Edmund Sehon Wright, Born Aug. 4, 1864.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 30, 1893.

At Fort Robinson, Neb., to May 20, 1899; at Coeur d'Alene to June 30, 1899; at Wallace, Idaho, to July 14, 1899; at Camp Wardner Kellogg, Idaho, to Nov. 20, 1899; at Fort Robinson, Neb., with Troop, to July 20, 1900; en route to Philippines and with Troop at Batangas to Nov. 12, 1900; at Lemery, P. I., to Jan. 25, 1901; at Lucban, P. I., commanding Troop to

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

April 19, 1902; (commanding post to Feb. 5, 1902); at Batangas, P. I., with Troop to July 29, 1903; (commanding Squadron July 1 to 29, 1903); en route to U. S. and at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding Troop, to Sept. 23, 1904; at Fort Clark, Texas, to May 2, 1906; at San Francisco, Cal., to June 9, 1906; on leave of absence June 10 to Aug. 10, 1906 on General Recruiting Service, in charge of El Paso District, to Jan. 15, 1909; en route to Philippines and at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., commanding Troop, to Jan. 14, 1910; en route to U. S. and at Camp Sequoia, Cal. and General Grant National Parks, to Sept. 14, 1910; at Three Rivers, Cal., on detached service, Sept. 15 to Nov. 9, 1910; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., commanding Troop, Nov. 10, 1910, to Feb. 5, 1911; at Yuma, Arizona, to

(Major, 1st Cavalry, March 11, 1911)

April 28, 1911; at Sequoia National Park to May 16, 1911; on leave of absence May 17 to July 31, 1911; at Ft. Yellowstone, Wyo., commanding 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry, to Oct. 5, 1912; at Fort Riley, Kans., student officer at Mounted Service School, to Dec. 21, 1912; at Fort Yellowstone with regiment to July 31, 1914; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Army Service School, to July 11, 1915; on leave of absence, July 12 to Oct. 16, 1915; at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., with regiment, to May 3, 1916;

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, May 4, 1916)

at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, with regiment, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

(Colonel, 1st Cavalry, July 1, 1916)º

Sept. 7, 1916; on mustering duty to July 12, 1917; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., with 1st Cavalry, July 13 to Dec. 22, 1917; at Douglas, Arizona, with 17th Cavalry, Dec. 23, 1917, to June 3, 1918; at Salt Lake City, Utah, Professor of Military Science and Tactics at University of Utah, June 4, 1918, to March 14, 1919; at Atlanta, Ga., recruiting officer, to

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, May 3, 1920)

 p433  June 23, 1920; at Fort Brown, Texas, with regiment, to July 19, 1920.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 19, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 38 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 19, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 38 Years' Service.

Awarded two Silver Stars and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Las Guasimas, Cuba, June 24, 1898," and again, "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at the battle of Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., July 19, 1920.

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 19 Jul 20

Died, New Dorp, Staten Island NY, 13 Apr 46: Aged 81.

Son of Moses H. Wright, Class of 1859

The Author's Note:º

1 Son of Lieut. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Moses H. Wright, Class of 1859.

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