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William S. Peirce Edit Profile

army officer

William S. Peirce, American army officer. Served as assistant officer, Watervliet Arsenal, Sandy Hook Proving Ground, Rock Island Arsenal and Springfield Armory.

Background

Peirce, William S. was born on May 16, 1864 in Burlington, Vermont, United States. Son of Albert Gallatin and Delia Juliet (Benjamin) Peirce.

Education

Student of University of Vermont, 1881-1884 (honorary Master of Arts, 1908). Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1888.

Career

Additional Lieutenant, 1st Artillery, June 11, 1888. Second lieutenant 2d Artillery, September 3, 1888. First lieutenant Ordnance Department, January 15, 1892.

Captain, July 7, 1898. Major, June 25, 1906. Lieutenant colonel, February 12, 1910.

Colonel, April 6, 1915. Brigadier general, February 18, 1918.

Membership

Served as assistant officer, Watervliet Arsenal, Sandy Hook Proving Ground, Rock Island Arsenal and Springfield Armory.

Connections

Married Harriet Roberts, April.

father:
Albert Gallatin Peirce

mother:
Delia Juliet (Benjamin) Peirce

spouse:
Harriet Roberts