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army officer

Wilbur Elliott Wilder, American army officer. Decorated Congressional Medal of Honor for most distinguished gallantry in action. Member Society Indian Wars, Legion of Valor.


Wilder, Wilbur Elliott was born on August 16, 1856 in in Michigan. Son of Elliott S. and Sylvia (Gilkey) Wilder.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1877.


Second lieutenant, 4th Cavalry, 1877, promoted through grades to colonel, 1911. Retired, 1920; brigadier general by special acting of Congress, 1927. Served as big. general N.A., 1917-1919.

Served on frontier until 1895, in many Indian campaigns and engagements. Adjunct United States Military Academy, 1895-1898. Superintendent Yellowstone National Park, commanding Fort Yellowstone, Wyoming, March-June 1899.

In Philippine Islands, commanded Macabebe Scouts 1899-1900 and superintendent of police, Manila, 1901. Commander 168th Infantry Brigade, Camp Taylor, Kentucky, 1917. In France, 1918-1919.

Bvtd. captain, 1890, for gallant service in action agsinst Indians, at Horse Shoe Canyon, New Mexico, 1882.


Member Society Indian Wars, Legion of Valor. Clubs: University (New York City).


Married Violet Blair Martin, 1884. Children: Throop M., Wilbur E., Sylvia, Cornelia M., Violet B. Commissioned.

Elliott S. Wilder

Sylvia (Gilkey) Wilder

Violet Blair Martin

Throop M. Wilder

Wilbur E. Wilder

Sylvia Wilder

Cornelia M. Wilder

Violet B. Commd Wilder