William Jefferson Volkmar
Colonel, United States Army
Jefferson Volkmar of Pennsylvania
Appointed Sergeant, Company D, 33rd Pennsylvania Infantry, 19 June 1863
Honorably discharged 4 August 1863
Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1864 (31)
Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Cavalry, 15 June 1868
First Lieutenant, 19 March 1870
Captain, 2 April 1879
Lieutenant Colone, Aide-de-Camp to Lieuenant General Sheridan, 6 June 1881 to 28 March 1885
Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General, 27 March 1885
Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General, 6 November 1893
Colonel, Assistant Adjustant Genreal, 26 November 1898
Retired 28 April 1900
Died 4 March 1901
COLONEL WILLIAM J. VOLKMAR
PASADENA, California, March 5, 1901 - Colonel William J. Volkmar, Assistant Adjutant General, United States Army, retired, died in this city yesterday. The remains will be interred at Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
Colonel Volkmar was appointed Adjutant General by President Cleveland in 1885 and had served consecutively with the Departments of Los Angeles, St. Louis and Denver.
He was retired for disability last June.
Colonel Volkmar was graduated from the Military
Academy in 1868, having before his appointment served a short time as a
Sergeant in the Civil War.
VOLKMAR, SUE D W/O WILLIAM J
Posted: 4 December 2007