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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1886

Vol. III

(Born Cal.)

William Georgeº Elliot​1

(Ap'd D. C.)


Born May 22, 1863, San Francisco, CA.​a

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 Infantry, July 1, 1886.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Thomas, Ara., Oct. 1 to Dec., 1886, — on Special duty in connection with Indian Affairs at San Carlos, Ara., Dec. 12, 1886, to Mar. 29, 1888, — Ft. Thomas, Ara., to June 15, 1888, — Whipple Barracks, Ara., to Feb. 3, 1889, — and Ft. Mojave, Ara., to June 28, 1889; on leave of absence, to Aug. 27, 1889; and at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Sep. 1, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At the U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from Sept. 1, 1889 to June 25, 1891; with his regiment at Whipple Barracks, Ariz., from Aug. 31 to Nov. 23, 1891; assigned to command of Company I, 9th Infantry (Indians), Sept. 1, 1891; marched the company to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 450 miles, Nov. 23, 1891 to Jan. 13, 1892; at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to Feb. 4, 1892; on duty in connection with recruiting Indians for the army at San Carlos, Ariz., to Feb. 17, 1892, and at Fort Apache, Ariz., to Feb. 22, 1892; on regimental recruiting service to Sept. 28, 1892; with regiment at Madison Barracks, N. Y., to March 22, 1893, and with Indian Company I, 12th Infantry, and with Indian prisoners at Mount Vernon Barracks, Ala., to April 18, 1893; commanding Indian Company I, 10th Infantry, at Fort Barrancas, Fla., to July 30, 1893;

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 12th Infantry, Oct. 19, 1893)

commanding Indian Company I, 9th Infantry, at Fort McPherson, Ga., from Nov. 3, 1893 to June 25, 1894; on duty with Battery D, 3d Artillery, at Fort McPherson, Ga., to Aug. 21, 1894, and as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., from Aug. 16, 1894 to Sept. 1, 1895; on duty with the National Guard of  p439 Mississippi, at Columbus, Miss., from July 17 to July 27, 1895; with his regiment at Fort Niobrara, Neb., from Oct. 14, 1895 to April 19, 1898, and in the field at Chickamauga Park, Ga., to May 13, 1898; on duty in connection with the mustering‑in of Volunteer troops to June 14, 1898; commanding Company B, 12th U. S. Infantry, in the field, in Cuba, to July 26, 1898, participating in the battle of El Caney and in the other operations in front of Santiago de Cuba, from July 1, 1898 until its surrender, July 17, 1898. — Sick in hospital from July 26, 1898 until he

Died Aug. 11, 1898, near Santiago de Cuba: Aged 35.

of congestive fever following remittent fever of low type. He was nominated by the President, Feb. 2, 1899, to be Captain by brevet for gallant conduct at the battle of El Caney, Santiago de Cuba, to date from July 1, 1898.

Civil History. — He was a member of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution; of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U. S., and of the Association of Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy.

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

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.George H. Elliot, Class of 1855.

Thayer's Note:

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

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