|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1868|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1939|
Note: At this time, it is unknown where in Texas William V. McMichael was born, and who his parents were.
It is also unknown as to when, or where he received his education, and when he became a doctor.
William V. McMichael was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.
He enlisted as a volunteer with the U.S. Cavalry in Atlanta on 03 May 1898.
Trained at Camp Northern, Griffin, Georgia; he was assigned to "I" Company - 2nd Georgia Infantry.
He and his regiment were relocated to Tampa, Florida on 21 May, and assigned to the First Brigade, First Division, Seventh Army Corps under Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee at Camp Cuba Libre, near Jacksonville.
While encamped there, William and nearly 30,000 others endured the extreme heat, lack of fresh food and water, and the omnipresent threat of Yellow Fever and Malaria.
During the evening of 06 June, a riot erupted in Ybor City, between the African-American Buffalo Soldiers and the mostly Cuban population over the soldiers being banned from patronizing their hotels, bars, and brothels.
"I" Company - 2nd Georgia was dispatched to quell the violence; the only military action they would encounter.
On 11 June, the regiment was reassigned to Second Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps under Maj. Gen. J.J. Coppinger, and awaited their deployment to Cuba.
On 12 August, the U.S. and Spain agreed to an armistice, ending the war.
On 18 August, the regiment left Tampa for Huntsville, Alabama, where they arrived three days later.
After a month in Hunstville, the regiment received orders on 21 September to return to Atlanta, Georgia.
William was mustered out on 30 November in Atlanta with the rank of Private.
The war officially ended on 10 December 1898, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
Following his discharge he married Della A. Green on Sunday 02 July 1899 in Clayton County, Georgia.
The 1900 U.S. Census - dated 07 June, Oak District, Clayton County, Georgia documents William with his wife Della, and indicated as a self-employed doctor.
The 1910 U.S. Census - dated 19 April, Oak District, Clayton County, Georgia documents William with his wife Della, daughter Frances V., and two sons; Levi E. and Virgil Ure McMichael.
The 1920 U.S. Census - dated 12 June, Oak District, Clayton County, Georgia documents William with his wife Della,
and five sons; Levi, Virgil Ure, Meldred, Robert, and Henry Lester.
William V. McMichael filed for his disability pension on 11 August 1923.
He was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, and pleurisy.
His physical description: 5'1/8" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, and gray hair. He is documented as a physician, and married to Della McMichael.
The 1930 U.S. Census - dated 09 April, National Sanitorium, (now Mountain Home VA Medical Center), Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee documents William V. McMichael as a patient. He is indicated as a physician.
William V. McMichael passed away on Sunday 24 December 1939 at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital No. 63 (now Lake City VA Medical Center) in Lake City, Florida.
Timeline İFebruary 2016 This Old Scarecrow
Della A. Green McMichael (1874 - 1957)*
Infant McMichael (1901 - 1901)*
Virgil Ure McMichael (1908 - 1975)*
Robert McMichael (1913 - 1958)*
Henry Lester McMichael (1917 - 1988)*
WM. V. McMICHAEL
2 GA. INF.
SP. AM. WAR
Note: Intered Wednesday 27 December 1939
Saint Augustine National Cemetery
St. Johns County
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