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
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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
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