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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1888

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

William H. Wilhelm

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born June 10, 1901, at Mauch Chunk, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1884, to June 11, 1888, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, June 11, 1888.

Served: on frontier duty at Fort Crawford, Col., Sep. 28, 1888, to Apr. 4, 1889, — Ft. Lyon, Col., to Apr. 19, 1889, and Oklahoma, I. T., to –––––.

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

(William Herman Wilhelm)

Military History. — Served: At Oklahoma City, Okla., to Aug., 1890; Fort Reno, Okla., to Feb., 1891; Fort Lewis, Colo., to Sept., 1891; Fort Stanton, N. M., to Oct., 1894; Fort Sill, Okla., to July, 1895;

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 14th Infantry, July 31, 1895)

Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Oct., 1897; Willet's Point, N. Y. H., to April, 1898; on duty with 10th Infantry at Mobile, Ala., and Tampa, Fla., April to June, 1898; Aide-de‑camp, June, 1898 to March, 1899;

(Captain of Infantry, 1st Infantry, March 31, 1899)

stationed at Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Dec. 1, 1898 to April, 1899; with regiment in the Philippines, May 27, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: With regiment in the Philippines, May 27, 1899 to June 12, 1901; in command of picked detachment of 300 men from the 4th Cavalry and 21st Infantry, in movement against insurgents, and at battle of San Mateo, in Dec., 1899; received recommendation for brevet Major, for gallant conduct; also recommended for Medal of Honor; in battle of Calamba, Oct. 3 and 23; in charge of the Binando District, San Fernando; engaged in action with insurgents on Laguna de Taal, Dec. 7, 1900; Regimental Commissary, April 24, 1901, and ordered to Lipa, where stationed till his death.

Died June 12, 1901, of wounds received in action,
about six miles from Lipa, June 10, 1901: Aged 34.

— Captain Wilhelm received his mortal wound on his thirty-fourth birthday.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1902,º for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Wilhelm's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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