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army officer

William Preston Vose, American army officer. Served in nearly every State and Ty. of the United States, Hawaii, and nearly 3 years, 1898-1901, in P.I.; Member Association Graduates Military Academy.

Background

Vose, William Preston was born on July 19, 1839 in Orrington, Maine, United States. Son of William and Mary Wooderson (Phillips) Vose.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1864.

Career

Appointed Second lieutenant, 2d Artillery United States of America, June 13, 1864. Promoted First lieutenant, 8th Artillery, March 8, 1865, captain, October 2, 1883, major, 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898, lieutenant colonel Artillery Corps, May 8, 1901, colonel, December 20, 1902, brigadier general United States of America, April 23, 1904. Upon graduation was ordered to Army of the Potomac.

Assigned to Light Battery B, 4th Artillery, of Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps. Took part in all engagements of that army, including different attacks on Petersburg, Weldon R. R., Hatcher’s Run, Peebles Farm, Weldon raid, Grovelly Run, Five Forks, Sailor’s Creek and Appomattox. Commanded battery during Appomattox Campaign until after general review of army at Washington.

Membership

Served in nearly every State and Ty. of the United States, Hawaii, and nearly 3 years, 1898-1901, in P.I. Member Association Graduates Military Academy.

Connections

Married Bettiea May Williams, October 22, 1874.

father:
William Vose

mother:
Mary Wooderson (Phillips) Vose

spouse:
Bettiea May Williams