William Myers graduated from the United States Military Academy in the class of 1852, 32nd of a class of 43, and was assigned to the Infantry.
He served as a First Lieutenant, 9th United States Infantry, 1857; Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, May 17, 1861; Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, June 14, 1862-May 31, 1866. He was breveted Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, for his war service.
In 1861-63 he was Assistant to the Chief Quartermaster, Dept of the Missouri, and in 1863-65 was chief of the St Louis Depot and Quartermaster of the Dept of the Missouri.
After the Civil War, he was Chief Quartermaster of various departments, retiring in 1883 as a Colonel and Deputy Quartermaster General of the Army.
He was born at Reding, Pennsylvania, December 4, 1920 and died at New York City, November 1, 1887.
William Myers, soldier, born in Reading, Pennsylvania, 4 December, 1830; died in New York city, 11 November, 1887. He was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1852, and served in various garrisons till the Civil War, when, on 17 May, 1861, he was made assistant quartermaster, with the staff rank of captain. He was chief quartermaster of the Department of the Missouri in 1863-‘5, and at the close of the war was given for his services the brevet of brigadier-general of volunteers, and the same in the regular army. After the war he served as chief quartermaster of various departments, becoming lieutenant-colonel in 1881, and on 15 March, 1883, he was retired from active service.
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