William Walker Lasley (Nov 19, 1842 - July 2, 1924) was born in St. Louis Missouri. He was the second son of William and Susan Lasley.
Walker served in the Confederate 10th Missouri Infantry, Co. I. He fought at Prairie Grove (Fayetteville Ark.) and Helena (Ark) where he was captured and spent the rest of th Civil War as a prisoner.
Walker joins the U.S. Army in 1874 and serves in the Seventh Cavalry Co. K. During his enlistment with the Seventh he participated in the Battle of the Little Bighorn (1876) under the command of Fredrick Benteen. He helped cover the retreat from Weir Point and the defense of Reno' Hill. In 1877 he participated in Co. K's charge of the Nez Perce at Bear Paw Mountain that killed his captain and lieutenent.
William Walker Lasley's career in the Cavalry spanned 1874 to 1904. After the Seventh he served in the First Cavalry Co. H and Second Cavalry Co. E where he rose to the rank of 1st Sergeant.
He also served in The Spanish-American War in Cuba and in the Phillipines Insurrection before retiring. He served his country honorably.
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