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MYERS, William, 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 cap-rain. 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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