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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

William H. Wassell

(Ap'd Pa.)


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., 9th Infantry, June 12, 1887.

Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, Aug. 28, 1887.

Served: on frontier duty at Whipple Barracks, Ara., Sep. 29 to Oct. 16, 1887, — and San Carlos, Ara., to Dec. 2, 1887; and on leave of absence, to Jan. 31, 1888.

Resigned, Jan. 31, 1888.

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

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Military History. —

(Second Lieut., 22d Infantry, Oct. 8, 1891)

— Joined regiment, Nov. 30, 1891; at Fort Yates, N. D., to July 15, 1893; at Fort Keogh, Mont., July 17, 1893 to Jan. 7, 1895; Fort Assinniboine, Mont., to Dec. 19, 1895; Fort Yates, N. D., to June 25, 1896; Fort Crook, Neb., to April, 1898; Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; with his company in Santiago campaign, to July 1, 1898, when wounded, in the battle of El Caney, Cuba; on sick leave on account of wounds, to Jan. 17, 1899.

(First Lieutenant, 22d Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— With regiment, en route to Philippine Islands, to Feb., 1899; commanding different companies of his regiment in the field in the Philippines, to March, 1900; en route to U. S., to April, 1900; on leave and on sick leave, from April 5 to Aug. 4, 1900; on duty at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, to Nov., 1900; en route to Philippine Islands, via Suez, to Dec. 29, 1900; commanding company in the Philippine Islands,

(Captain, 22d Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

to Jan., 1902; en route to U. S. and at Fort Crook, Neb., to Oct., 1903; en route to Philippine Islands, to Nov. 28, 1903; with regiment in Mindanao, to (commanded troops on Taraca expedition, April 2 to 10, 1904, and in Colbato Valley operations, from Nov. 6, 1902 to March 12, 1905; was recommended in orders, for his valuable services, from Aug. 11, 1904 to May, 1905) to Dec., 1905; en route to U. S. and with regiment at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Dec. 6, 1907; commanding company during miner disturbance at Goldfield, Nev., Dec. 7, 1907 to Feb. 15, 1908; sick at Goldfield, Nev., to March 7, 1908, and in hospital at Fort Bayard, N. M., to April 3, 1908.

Died April 3, 1908, at Fort Bayard, N. M.: Aged 44.

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