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I am researching Passed Midshipman William H Reily and his son William Van Wyck Reily.

  • Reily, William. Midshipman, 9 February, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Acting Master, 11 December, 1852. Lost in Porpoise, 21 September, 1854. Retrieved from http://www.history.navy.mil/books/callahan/reg-usn-r.htm

  • William Reily was a naval officer aboard the U.S.S. Porpoise when it disappeared and was lost at sea sometime after September 21, 1854.

  • The U.S.S. Porpoise was presumably lost with all hands in a South China Sea typhoon.

  • William Reily graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1847.

  • He married Ellen T. Roche in March 1853.

  • They had a son, William Van Wyck Reily, born December 1853 in the District of Columbia.

  • 2nd Lt. William Van Wyck Reily was killed with Lt. Col. George A. Custerís battalion at the battle of Little Bighorn in June 1876.

  • More information about William Van Wyck Reily can be found at:
    http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5002152&pt=William%20Reily

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William Van Wyck Reily
son of William H Reily and Ellen Roche


 

Lieutenant William Van Wyck Reily, 3/4 length standing studio portrait, wearing military uniform holding hat and saber; 7th Cavalry, Second Lieutenant killed with Company F on June 25 during Battle of Little Bighorn.

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/hawp:@field(SUBJ+@od1(Van+Wyck+Reily,+William,--1853-1876+))


[Photo courtesy of E. Reily, July 2004]


[Photo courtesy of E. Reily, July 2004]


7th Cavalry Monument
Custer Battlefield National Cemetery

[Photo courtesy of E. Reily, July 2004]

http://www.friendslittlebighorn.com/7th-Cav----Leithead.jpg


Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Lot 2 West, Section R37

[Photo courtesy of E. Reily, November 2005
 


Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Lot 2 West, Section R37


[Photo courtesy of E. Reily, November 2005]


Ellen Roche Reily Febiger
mother of William Van Wyck Reily

[Photo courtesy of E. Reily, November 2005]
 

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