Officers of the U. S. Army - Averell

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Officers of the U. S. Army - Averell

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  • Averell, William Woods
    NY, NY
    Cadet Military Academy 1 Jul 1851 (26)
    Brevet 2 Lieutenant mounted rifles 1 Jul 1855
    2 Lieutenant 1 May 1856
    1 Lieutenant 14 May 1861
    3 cavalry 3 Aug 1861
    Captain 17 Jul 1862
    Colonel 3 Pa cavalry 23 Aug 1861
    Brigadier General volunteers 26 Sep 1862
    resigned from volunteer service 18 May 1865
    Brevet Major 17 Mar 1863 for gallantry and meritorious service at the battle of Kellys Ford Va
    Lieutenant Colonel 6 Nov 1863 for gallantry and meritorious service in the action at Droop Mountain Va
    Colonel 15 Dec 1863 for gallantry and meritorious service during the Salem expedition in Va
    Brigadier General 13 Mar 1865 for gallant service in the field during the war
    Major General 13 Mar 1865 and Major General volunteers 7 Aug 1864, both for gallantry and distinguished conduct at the battle of Moorfield Va
    resigned 19 May 1865
    Captain retired 31 Aug 1888 to rank from 17 Aug 1888
    act of 1 Aug 1888
    died 3 Feb 1900

Source:

Extracted from the Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army: 1789 - 1903. Names are followed by state or country where born and then the state from which originally appointed but when there is only one place listed, it indicates the state whence appointed, the place of birth not being known. Where "Cadet Military Academy" is indicated, the next date refers to the date he entered that institution, and the figure in parenthesis represents his standing in the graduating class.