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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II
p129
1132

(Born Va.)

Charles L. Kilburn

(Ap'd Va.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1842‑43, — Hancock Barracks,

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, July 10, 1843)

Me., 1843, Savannah, Ga., 1843‑44, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 27, 1844)

p130 Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — and Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22‑23, 1847; on

(Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Feb. 16, 1847, to Nov. 11, 1856)

(Bvt. Capt., Feb. 23, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

frontier duty at Santa Fé, N. M., 1848‑49; on sick leave of absence, 1849‑50; on sick leave of absence, 1850‑52;º in garrison at Ft. Preble, Me., 1852‑53; on Commissary duty at New Orleans, La., 1853‑55, — and

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Sep. 12, 1853)

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on Commissary duty at Washington, D. C., Apr. 15 to June 4, 1861, — Baltimore,

(Major, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, May 11, 1861)

Md., June 4 to Nov., 1861, — Cincinnati, O., Nov., 1861, to Sep. 20, 1864, being the Chief Commissary of the Department of the Ohio, and

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Asst. Com.‑Gen. of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863)

Supervising Chief Commissary of the Departments of the Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee, and West Virginia, Sep. 1, 1862, to Sep. 20, 1864, and

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Com.‑Gen. of Subsistence, June 29, 1864)

at Louisville, Ky., as Supervising Chief Commissary of same Departments, Sep. 20, 1864, to Dec. 5, 1864; as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Department of the South, at Hilton Head, S. C., Dec. 28, 1864, to Aug. 15, 1865, — of the Military Division of the East, at Philadelphia,

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Pa., Sep., 1865, to Aug. 6, 1866, — and of the Department of the East, Aug. 6, 1866, to Oct. 31, 1867, being also Purchasing Officer of the Subsistence Department, Philadelphia, Pa.

Served: as Purchasing Commissary of Subsistence at New York city, Oct. 31, 1867, to Feb., 1870; as Chief of Commissariat, Division of the Atlantic, Oct. 28, 1868, to Nov. 18, 1873, — of the Division of the South, Nov. 20, 1873, to Aug. 10, 1875 (leave of absence to Sep. 11, 1875), — of the Division of the Missouri, Sep. 11, 1875, to Nov. 10, 1879, — and of the Division of the Pacific and the Department of California, Nov. 16, 1879, to May 20, 1882.

Retired from Active Service, May 20, 1882, being over 62 Years of Age.

Vol. IV
p59
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died March 17, 1899, at Germantown, Pa.: Aged 80.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice.


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