Bisbee, William H.

Wounded 3 times in Civil War, received Purple Heart at age 100, military governor in Philippines 1899-1902

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(1840-1942) US Army officer, enlisted in the 18th Infantry, RA in Sept. 1861 while working in Ohio. He fought at the siege of Corinth and the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Rocky Face Ridge, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lookout Mountain. After the Battle of Stones River in 1863, he was commissioned 2nd Lieut. Wounded 3 times during the War, Bisbee decided to make the Army his career. At the end of 1865, he was sent to Fort Kearny, Neb., where he fought several engagements during the Indian Wars. In 1880, he commanded Fort Steele, Wyoming. Promoted to captain and major, he served in Oklahoma until the war with Spain broke out in 1898. He led the 13th Infantry RA in Cuba during the Siege of Santiago, and the battles of El Caney and San Juan. In 1899, Bisbee was sent during the Philippine Insurrection to serve with Gen. Arthur MacArthur Jr. Bisbee, promoted to Colonel, served in the Philippines as a military governor for subdistricts in Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija provinces. He retired in 1902 as Brig. Genl. after 41 years of active service. He was awarded the Purple Heart on his 100th birthday for wounds received during the Civil War. He wrote articles for The Army and Navy Journal. In 1931, he wrote "Through Four American Wars: The Impressions and Experiences of Brigadier General William Henry Bisbee as Told to His Grandson William H. Bisbee". 2 x 3 1/2 card signed as Colonel, 13th Infantry USA, Manila (Philippines).

Condition: Good, toning overall, darker band at center
Type:Signed card






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