William Richardson Hall
Major, United States Army
Richardson Hall of Missouri. Born 2 January 1849.
Appointed from Missouri, Assistant Surgeon, 26 June 1875.
Major, Surgeon, 16 May 1894
Breveted Captain, 27 February 1890 for gallant service in action against Indians in attending to his professional duties under fire at the Clearwater, Idaho, 11 and 12 July 1877.
Died 2 April 1901 at Manila, Philippine Islands. He was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Mary Hepburn Hall (February 1866-5 April 1946) is buried with him.
WASHINGTON, April 2, 1901- General MacArthur has informed the War Department of the death of Major William R. Hall, Surgeon, at Manila, this morning, of acute osteomyelitis (inflamation of the marrow of the bones). He was a graduate of the Medical Department of the University of Michigan in the Class of 1865. He was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the Army June 26, 1875. He attained the rank of Major February 22, 1894. At the time of his death he was Chief Surgeon of the Department of Northern Luzon.
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