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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II
p597
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(Born Me.)

Charles G. Sawtelle

(Ap'd Me.)

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Charles Greene Sawtelle: Born May 10, 1834, Norridgewock, ME.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1854.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Ripley, Min., 1854‑55, — on Sioux

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1855‑56, — Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1856, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1856‑57, — Quartermaster, 6th Infantry, Feb. 15, 1857, to May 17, 1861, — quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1857‑58, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — and on March to California, 1858; in garrison at Benicia, Cal., 1858, — and San Francisco, Cal., 1858‑59; as Quartermaster on Navajo Expedition to Southern California, 1859; in garrison at Benicia, Cal., 1859‑60; on leave of absence, 1860; and in

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry June 5, 1860, to May 17, 1861)

garrison at Benicia, Cal., 1860‑61, being Acting Regimental Adjutant, Apr. 29 to July 10, 1861.

p598 Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in charge of the Quartermaster Depot at Perryville, Md., May, 1861, to Mar., 1862;

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, May 17, 1861)

in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, disembarking and forwarding troops and supplies for the Army of the Potomac from Ft. Monroe, Mar. to May, 1862, — from the White House on the Pamunky River, May 15 to June 30, 1862, — and from Harrison's Landing, July 1 to Aug. 17, 1862; in Superintending the embarkation of the Army of the Potomac from Ft. Monroe, Newport News, Hampton and Yorktown, Va., Aug. 18 to Sep. 7, 1862; as Acting Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac, Sep. 7 to Nov. 12, 1862, supervising the forwarding of supplies

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 12, 1862, to Feb. 15, 1864)

from Washington during the Maryland Campaign; as Chief Quartermaster of 2d Corps in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Nov. 12, 1862, to Jan. 24, 1863, being present at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, as Chief Quartermaster of Right Grand Division; as Chief Quartermaster of Cavalry Corps (Army of the Potomac), Jan. 24 to June 13, 1863, being engaged on "Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Stoneman's Raid" toward Richmond, May, 1863; in superintending the removal of Stores from Acquia Creek to Alexandria, Va., June, 1863; as Asst. Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac, June 21 to Aug. 6, 1863, being engaged in forwarding supplies from Washington and Alexandria, Va., for the Pennsylvania Campaign; as Chief Quartermaster of the Cavalry Bureau at Washington, D. C., Aug. 6, 1863, to Feb. 15, 1864; as Chief Quartermaster at Brownsville, Tex., of the forces on the Rio Grande, Feb. to Apr. 30, 1864; in charge of transports and supplies, May 15‑19, 1864, for the relief of General Banks's Army returning from Red River, which he met at the Atchafalaya, and constructed a bridge of 900 feet across the river, using 21 large steamers as pontons; in charge of the steam transportation in the Department of the Gulf, May 19 to June 6,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff, U. S. Volunteers, May 27, 1864, to May 25, 1865)

1864; as Chief Quartermaster of the Military Division of West Mississippi, June 6, 1864, to June 2, 1865, being engaged in forwarding troops

(Bvt. Major, Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

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

and supplies for the Mobile Campaign, and Expedition terminating in the Surrender of the Rebel forces under General Taylor; as Chief Quartermaster

(Colonel, Staff, U. S. Volunteers, May 25, 1865, to Jan. 1, 1867)

of the Military Division of the Southwest, June 3 to July 17, 1865, — and of the Military Division of the Gulf, July 17, 1865, to Aug. 15, 1866.

Major, Staff, Quartermaster, Jan. 18, 1867.

Served: as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Gulf, Aug. 15, 1866, to Apr. 1, 1867, — and of Fifth Military District, Apr. 11 to Aug. 31, 1867; in charge of Clothing Depot, and Assistant to the Depot Quartermaster, at New York city, Sep. 9, 1867, to Apr. 10, 1869; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of California, May 4, 1869, to Aug. 15, 1872, — of Third Quartermaster's District, Department of the East, Aug. 23, 1872, to Oct. 31, 1873, — of Third District, Division of the Atlantic, Nov. 1, 1873, to July 7, 1874, — and of First District, July 15, p5991874, to Oct. 31, 1876; as Post Quartermaster, New York city, Oct. 31, 1876, to Nov. 10, 1877; and as Chief Quartermaster, Department of the East, Nov. 10, 1877, to Mar. 25, 1878, — of the Department of the Columbia, May 14, 1878, to Apr. 9, 1881, — of the Department of the South,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-General, Jan. 24, 1881)

Apr. 27, 1881, to Apr. 26, 1882, — of the Division of the Atlantic and Department of the East, May 1, 1882, to Oct. 29, 1883; and as Assistant to the Quartermaster-General, at Washington city, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p96
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — In office of Quartermaster-General, Washington, D. C., from Oct. 29, 1883 to Sept. 30, 1890. — In charge of General p97
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Quartermaster Depot, Philadelphia, Pa., from Oct. 1, 1890 to Aug. 31, 1894; as Chief Quartermaster Dec. 9, from Sept. 1, 1894 to Aug. 19, 1896.

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-General, Sept. 12, 1894)

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Quartermaster-General, Aug. 19, 1896)

— In charge of Quartermaster-General's Department, Washington, D. C., Aug. 19, 1896 to Feb. 16, 1897.

Retired from Active Service, at his own request, after 40 Years' Service, Feb. 16, 1897.

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

Vol. V
p84
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

Vol. VI
p72
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Greene Sawtelle, Born May 10, 1834.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Quartermaster General, Aug. 19, 1896.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 16, 1897,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years Service.

Died Jan. 4, 1913, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 78.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.


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