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Sgt Philip V. Dwyre
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Birth: Nov., 1852
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1917
Highland Falls
Orange County
New York, USA

Philip Dwyre enlisted in the Army in 1870 and served at the Presidio in San Francisco. In 1875 he worked as a laborer in Washington D.C. In 1878 he enlisted in the Artillery Detachment at the USMA at West Point and served there until his retirement in 1908 as a Sargent.

1871
Enlisted February 18, 1871 and was discharged June 20th 1871 at Presidio, California So 115, Dept. CA, a Private. By Lieut. Calef. Had 4 enlistment's.

Philip V. Dwyre enlisted Second Reg't of Artillery at Presidio of S. F. Calif, 2nd Reg't of Artillery 1871.
This Soldier has brown eyes, brown hair, fair complexion is 5 feet 9 inches high. 2nd regiment of Artillery, U. S. Army. J. H. Calef First Leiut. Adjt. 2nd Calvy.

1879
State of New York, Town of Highlands.
I Philip Dwyre born in West Point, in the state of New York and by occupation a Laborer do hereby acknowledge to have voluntarily enlisted this 10th day of December 1879. He was 28 years old. This soldier has brown eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, is 5 feet 9 inches tall. By Frank Michler 1st 5 Reg. Cavalry

1884
I, Philip Dwyre, born in West Point, in the State of New York, aged thirty-three years and one months, and by occupation a soldier, do hereby reenlist this tenth day of December 1884 as a soldier. Signed by Philip Dwyre and 1st Lieut. Eli D. Hoyle 1st Lieutenant of the 2nd Artillery.
This soldier has brown eyes, brown hair, fair complexion is 5 feet 93/5 tall.
Note: Entitled to $2.00 per month for 5 years continuous service since re-enlistment.
This man is married and has 6 children.

Same enlistment period:
Philip Dwyre reenlisted at West Point, NY on the 10th day of December, 1884 by 1st Lieut. Eli D. Hoyle, Second Regiment of artillery. 3rd enlistment, last served in U. S. M. A. Attachment Regiment of Artillery. Discharged December 9th 1889.

1889
I, Philip Dwyre, born in West Point, in the State of New York, aged thirty-eight years and one months, and by occupation a Soldier, Do Hereby Acknowledge to have voluntarily reenlisted, this tenth day of December, 1889 as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for the period of Five Years..
His signature is so signed by him as Philip Dwyre
This soldier has light brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, is 5 feet 9 inches high.
This man is married and has eight (8) minor children.
A note on the enlistment paper stated:
Entitled to three (3) dollars per month for ten (10) years continuous service since reenlistment.
Note.-Scars and marks upon the person 9of a Recruit will be here noted: Scar on right forearm (outer aspect) two inches below elbow. Scar over left eye.

(Same enlistment period, different paper)
Philip Dwyre reenlisted at West Point, NY on the 10th day of December, 1889 by 1st Lieut. John A. Johnston 8th Regiment of Calvary. Acting Adjutant, U. S. M. A. Recruiting Officer. It was his 4th enlistment; last served in U. S. M. A. Detachment of Artillery Discharged Dec. 9th, 1889.

1890
Philip Dwyre on the first day of 1890 voluntarily re-enlisted in the Quartermaster's Department in the Army of the USA for 4 years, four months and 9 days. By J. M Carson Jr. 2nd Lieut. 5th Cavalry, Adjutant U. S. M. A. Recruiting Officer. Description: Lt. brown eyes, dark brown hair, dark complexion, 5 feet 9 inches high.
1890
Philip Dwyre re-enlisted at West Point, N. Y. on the 1st day of August, 1890 by Lieut. J. M. Carson, Jr. Fifth Regiment of Cavalry. It was his 5th enlistment, last served in the U. S. M. A. Detachment of Artillery. Discharged for reenlistment July 31, 1890.

1880 Census
Phillip DWYRE Self Male Married White age 30 born in NY Occ: Soldier. Father is from Ireland; Mother is from Ireland
Bridget DWYRE Wife Female Married White age 28 born in Ireland. Occ: Keeps House. Father: IRE Mother: IRE
Maggie DWYRE Dau F Single W 6 D.C. Fa: NY Mo: IRE
Joseph DWYRE Son M S W 4 D.C. Fa: NY Mo: IRE
Mary DWYRE Dau F S W 3 D.C. Fa: NY Mo: IRE
James DWYRE Son M S W 9M D.C. Fa: NY Mo: IRE

There were more children born into this family:
Laurence born Feb. 17, 1881, died Feb. 28, 1890,
Helen F. born June 14, 1884 married Jesse Houston Feb. 15, 1905, died Nov. 9, 1971, b. Arlington National Cemetery.
Philip born Apr. 8, 1886, died March 6, 1890
William born Apr. 14, 1888, died March 2, 1890.
The children who died young are buried in the post cemetery at West Point, N.Y.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Lawrence Dwyer (1823 - 1889)
  Anne Davin Dwyer (1826 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Bridget Stack Dwyre (1852 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Anne Dwyer Wells (1874 - 1965)*
  Lawrence Dwyre (1881 - 1890)*
  Helen F Dwyer Houston (1884 - 1971)*
  Philip Dwyre (1886 - 1890)*
  William Dwyre (1888 - 1890)*
 
 Siblings:
  Philip V. Dwyre (1852 - 1917)
  Mary Dwyre (1854 - 1863)*
  Anne Dwyre (1856 - 1863)*
  Louis Dwyre (1861 - 1863)*
  Ellen Dwyre Boyle (1868 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Katherine Torkelson
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
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