Born on February 14, 1870 and graduated from West Point in 1891, he died at Camp Wikoff, Long Island, on August 23, 1898 after having served throughout the campaign at Santiago, De Cuba in the Spanish-American War.
NOTE: He was the son of Edwin Sylvanius Osborne, Major General, United States Army and Member of Congress from Pennsyvlania. He is buried near his Father in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Their second son, William Headley Osborne, born in 1870, graduated from the U.S. Military academy in 1891, served in the campaign against Santiago in the war with Spain as lieutenant in the 1st U.S. cavalry, and died of typhoid fever in the military camp at Montauk Point, New York, Aug. 23, 1898. General Osborne died in Washington, D.C., January 1, 1900.
William Headley Osborne of Pennsylvania
Appointed from Pennsylvania, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 16 June 1887 (21)
Second Lieutenant, 1st United States Cavalry, 12 June 1891
First Lieutenant, 31 May 1898
Died 23 August 1898
OSBORNE, WM H
- LT REGT 1 US CAV
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/23/1898
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION EAST SITE 286
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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