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William Lawrence Haskin
Brigadier General, United States Army
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William Lawrence Haskin was born at Houlton, Maine, May 31, 1841. The son of General Joseph Abel & Rebecca E. (Sprague) Haskin. He was educated at the Mexico Academy, Oswego, New York, 1852-57. CE, Rensselaer Poly Institute, 1861. He married Annie L. Davis, April 26, 1865.

He was appointed Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant, 1st United States Artillery, August 1, 1861, and then promoted through the grades to Brigadier General, July 24, 1903. He was breveted Captain, July 8, 1863 "for gallant and meritorious services in the capture of Port Hudson, Louisiana," Major, March 13, 1865, "for good conduct and gallant services during the war."

After the Civil War served in New York. South Carolina, Maine, California, Oregon and Connecticut. He was sent in command of a regiment to Cuba, December 1898, and 1902 designated to command US troops still remaining there.

He retired at own request after 40 years of service, July 29, 1903. He made his home at  New London, Connecticut and died there on September 24, 1931.  He was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Annie L. Davis Haskin (1844-1921) is buried with him.


HASKIN, ANNIE D W/O HASKIN, WILLIAM L
DATE OF DEATH: 08/18/1921
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION WE  SITE LOT 151
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF WL HASKIN - MAJOR 1ST US ART

HASKIN, WILLIAM L
BRIG GEN US ARMY RET
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 09/24/1931
DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/26/1931
BURIED AT: SECTION W  SITE 151 A/B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 21 October 2001 Updated: 7 March 2003  Updated: 3 October 2004  Updated: 6 September 2005
Civil War Medal
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