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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Thomas Winthropº Hall

(Ap'd Ill.)


Born Ogdensburg, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1883, to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 12, 1887.

Second Lieut., 10th Cavalry, Oct. 5, 1887.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Huachuca, Ara., Sep. 29 to Oct. 28, 1887, — San Carlos, Ara., to Jan. 28, 1888, — and Ft. Apache, Ara., to Nov. 2, 1888; and on leave of absence, to Jan. 1, 1889.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1889.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Literary and dramatic author. — Admitted to Illinois bar in 1889. — Author since 1889, though he has also held editorial positions at various times, and has been commandant of cadets at two military schools. — Books. Verse: When Heads are Trumps; When Love Laughs; When Cupid Calls; When Love is Lord. Prose: The Little Lady; Some Other People and Myself; An Experimental Wooing; Tales by Tom Hall; The Fun and Fighting of the Rough Riders. Co‑Dramatist of "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush."

Military History. —

(First Lieut. and Regimental Quartermaster,
1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry, May 2, 1898)

Served: Adjutant, May, 1898. — With regiment at San Antonio, Tampa, in the battles of Las Guasimas, San Juan, and siege of Santiago.

Resigned, Aug. 1, 1898.

Died, August 24, 1900, at Hannibal, Mo.: Aged 37.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Buried, Stone Mills Cemetery, Stone Mills, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Hall's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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