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Walter Mason Dickinson
Captain, United States Army
Massachusetts State Flag
His private memorial in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery reads:

Captain - 17th United States Infantry
Born at Amherst, Massachusetts, April 3, 1856.
Fell At El Caney, July 1, 1898.


Walter Mason Dickinson of  Massachusetts
Appointed from Massachusetts, Cadet, United States Military Academy,  14 June 1876 (27)
Second Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Cavalry, 12 June 1880
First Lieutenant, 1 September 1886
Transferred to 17th U. S. Infantry, 4 November 1891
Captain 26 April 1898
Died 2 July 1898 of wounds received 1 July 1898 at El Caney, Cuba
July 6, 1898

First Lieutenant Walter M. Dickinson, killed in Friday's engagement, was born in Massachusetts and was appointed from that State to theMilitary Academy on June14, 1876. Upon graduation he was promoted to be Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Cavalry. His first service was performed on frontier duty at Fort Sill, Indian Territory, and in the field. On December3, 1881, he was transferred with his regiment to FortCummings, NewMexico, and was again in the field, being engaged with hostileIndians at Horseshoe Canyon April 23, 1882.  He served during the next three years at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and in the Oklahoma country.  He was advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant September 1, 1886,and on November 4, 1891 wastransferred to the Seventeenth Infanry.  With Company K of that regiment he took part in the advance on Santiago. Lieuenant Dickinson wasa graduate of the Infantry and Cavalry School of the class of '85.



DICKINSON, WALTER M
CAPT 17TH US INF
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 07/02/1898
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION OS  SITE LOT 284
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

WM Dickinson Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, July 2002

WMDickinson Gravesite PHOTO

WM Dickinson Gravesite PHOTO



Photographs By M. R. Patterson, October 2002Updated: 18 November 2000   Updated: 19 January 2002 Updated: 9 July 2002  Updated: 20 October 2002 Updated: 4 March 2003   Updated: 3 August 2003 Updated: 3 April 2004  Updated: 4 September 2004  Updated: 24 July 2005 Updated: 4 July 2007
Updated: 24 August 2007
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Purple Heart Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WM Dickinson Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003