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Joseph Wilson Duncan
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Joseph Wilson Duncan of Texas
Appointed from Missouri, Second Lieuteannt, 21st U. S. Infantry, 10 May 1878
Regimental Adjutant, 15 March 1887 to 24 April 1888
Captain, 24 April 1888
Major, 13th U. S. Infantry, 2 March 1899
Lieutenant Colonel, 13th U. S. Infantry, 16 October 1901
Breveted First Lieutn ant, 27 February 1890 for gallant service in action against Indians at the Clearwater, Idaho, 11 and 12 July 1877
The following units, commanded by COL Joseph Wilson Duncan, participated in the capture of Mount Dajo, Philippine Islands, 6-8 Mar 1906:

6th Infantry Regiment, Companies K & M
6th Infantry Regiment, Prov Company
4th U. S. Cavalry, Troops F, G, I, & K
28th Brty, U. S. Field Artillery
Philippine Constabulary Detachment
Naval detachment from U.S.S. Pampanga

Six to seven hundred Filipino Muslims, known as Moros, intrenched themselves on the summit of Mount Dajo, Jolo Island, and refused efforts by the Army to induce them to return to their homes on the plains. Their raids upon nearby Moro villages under U.S. control prompted the cessation of negotiations and use of force.  

Colonel Duncan, 6th U. S. Infantryf, commanded all troops assembled on Jolo Island.  On the 6th of March, his command moved against the Moros. The action was
desperate and entirely successful, but with heavy casualties: some 94 Americans killed and wounded out of approximately 400 actually under close fire.  Moro losses, according to their own report, totalled 600 men, women, and children.


DUNCAN, JOSEPH W
BRIG GEN USA
DATE OF DEATH: 05/14/1912
BURIED AT: SECTION E  SITE 1161
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DUNCAN, KATE A W/O JOSEPH W   
 DATE OF DEATH: 10/23/1912  
 BURIED AT: SECTION OFFRS  SITE LOT 1151  
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY  
 C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22111-0000  
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 UNKNOWN RELATIONSHIP TO VETERAN  
 BRIG GEN  

DUNCAN, IRENE D/O J W
DATE OF DEATH: 11/15/1892
BURIED AT: SECTION CL  SITE LOT 1161
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
DAUGHTER OF BRIG/GEN


Posted: 23 July 2005