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William Robert Dashiell
Brigadier General, United States Army
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William Robert Dashiell of Virginia
Appointed Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 Jun 1884 (38)
Additional Second Lieutenant, 8th U. S. Infantry, 11 June 1888
Second Lieutenant, 17th U. S. Infantry, 15 July 1888
Transferred to the 8th U. S. Infantry, 3 January 1895
First Lieutenant, 24th U. S. Infantry, 4 December 1895
Captain, 25 April 1899
Commandant of Cadets, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1909


According to the local newspaper, The Norfolk Virginian Pilot dated 19 March 1939, the General died on a Thursday night in Atlanta, Georgia. The paper states that he was the commanding officer of the Eleventh Infantry Brigade of the 6th Division in the World War.

Another news article in the same paper dated March 22 states that his parents were natives of Isle of Wight County, Virginia and that during the War Between the States they were refugees in Mecklenburg County, (Virginia) when he was born in 1863. He resided for a number of years in Norfolk, Virginia, and received his appointment to West Point while living in Norfolk.  He was related to a local family here by the last name of Cowling.

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DASHIELL, WILLIAM R
BRIG GEN USA RET
DATE OF DEATH: 03/16/1939
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 2587
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

DASHIELL, IDA PEARSON WID/O WM R
DATE OF DEATH: 10/18/1959
BURIED AT: SECTION SOU.  SITE 2567
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF WR DASHIELL, BRIGADIER GENERAL US ARMY


Posted: 7 January 2006 Updated: 30 September 2006 Updated: 2 October 2006
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WR Dashiell Gravesite PHOTO

WR Dashiell Gravesite PHOTO
All Photos Courtesy of Billie Earnest: September 2006