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 Willian Findlay Drum
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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William Findlay Drum of New York
Appointed from Minnesota, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1850 to 29 May 1851 and from 1 July 1850 to 29 May 1851
Private, Company F, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1 June to 31 July 1861
Second Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Infantry, 5 August 1861
First Lieutenant, 9 October 1861
Captain, 1 May 1863
Lieutenant Colonel, 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, 1 April 1865
Colonel, 29 May 1865
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 21 August 1865
Major, 14th U. S. Infantry, 22 June 1882
Lieutenant Colonel, 12th U. S. Infantry, 8 December 1886
Breveted Major, 2 December 1864, for gallant and meritorious service in the campaign before Richmond, Virginia
Brevetted Lieutenant Colonel, 9 April 1865, for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Five Forks, Virginia
Died 4 July 1892

NOTE: Relatives Richard Coulter Drum, Brigadier General, United States Army, and Simon Henry Drum, Captain, United States Army, are buried adjacent to him in Arlington National Cemetery. Also, buried with him is:

DRUM, SIMON H
SGT CO H 7TH INF
DATE OF DEATH: 12/12/1926
BURIED AT: SECTION S CL  SITE L 1774
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


DRUM, WM F
LT COL 12TH US INF
DATE OF DEATH: 07/04/1892
BURIED AT: SECTION OFFRS  SITE 1774
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DRUM, ROSA H WIDOW OF WM F
DATE OF DEATH: 03/19/1916
BURIED AT: SECTION S D/W  SITE LOT 1774
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  WIFE OF WF DRUM, LT COL 12TH US INF

DRUM, ELIZABETH D/O WM F
DATE OF DEATH: 11/06/1878
BURIED AT:   SITE 1774
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 DAUGHTER OF WF DRUM, LT COL 12TH US INF

DRUM, MARY D/O WM F
BURIED AT: SECTION OFFRS  SITE LOT 1774
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 DAUGHTER OF WF DRUM, LT COL 12TH US INF

DRUM, RICHARD S/O WM F
BURIED AT: SECTION OFFRS  SITE LOT 1774
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 SON OF WF DRUM, LT COL 12TH US INF

DRUM, WM S/O WM F
BURIED AT: SECTION OFFRS  SITE LOT 1774
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 SON OF WF DRUM, LT COL 12TH US INF


Posted: 22 July 2005 Updated: 31 December 2005
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