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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II
p628
1701

(Born N. Y.)

Clarence E. Bennett

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to p629July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1855.

Served: in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1855; and on frontier

(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, Aug. 16, 1855)

duty at Ft. Ripley, Min., 1855‑57, — Utah Expedition, 1857‑60, — Adjutant, 10th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1858, to July 16, 1860, — and at Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1860.

Resigned, Sep. 10, 1860.

Civil History. — Farmer, San Bernardino, Cal., 1861‑63. Deputy Sheriff, San Bernardino, Cal., 1861‑63.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command of a Volunteer Company to aid the Civil Authorities in suppressing Rebellion about San Bernardino, Cal., 1861‑63; in Organizing Regiment at Drum Barracks, Cal., Feb. 9 to June 4, 1863;

(Major, 1st California Cavalry Volunteers, Feb. 9, 1863)

and on frontier duty at Camp Morris, near San Bernardino, Cal., June to Aug., 1863, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., Aug. 15, 1863, to Apr. 17, 1864, — Ft.

(Lieut.‑Col., 1st California Cavalry Volunteers, Dec. 31, 1863)

Craig, N. M., May to Dec., 1864, — Ft. Bowie, Ara., Jan. to Feb., 1865, — Tubac, commanding District of Arizona, Feb. to June, 1865, — and

(Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Scouting, making Roads, and establishing Camp McDowell, Ara., June, 1865, to Aug., 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 15, 1866.

Re-appointed in the United States Army, with the rank of

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Feb. 23, 1866.

Served: on Quartermaster and Commissary duty at Camp McDowell,

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, July 28, 1866)

Ara., Dec., 1866, to Mar., 1867; on leave of absence, Mar. to Dec., 1867;

(Captain, 17th Infantry, Jan. 22, 1867)

in garrison at Galveston, Tex., Dec. 8, 1867, to Mar., 1868; on Court Martial at San Antonio, Tex., Mar. 13 to June 26, 1868; as Acting Assistant Inspector-General, District of Texas, July 1 to Aug. 10, 1868, — and of Fifth Military District, Aug. 10, 1868, to Apr. 10, 1869; on Registering duty in First Military District to June, 1869; in garrison at Winchester, Va., June 1, 1869, to Feb., 1870, — and Raleigh, N. C., to Apr., 1870; on frontier duty, en route to Ft. Sully, Dak., Apr., 1870, — at Grand River Agency, Dak., May, 1870, to June, 1872, — en route to Ft. Rice, Dak., June, 1872, — on Yellowstone Expedition, July to Sep., 1872, — Ft. Rice, Dak., to Oct., 1873, — Ft. Abercrombie, Dak., to Aug., 1876, — and at Standing Rock Agency, Dak., to Nov., 1876; as Member of Prison Board, Dec. 16, 1876, to Jan. 24, 1877; on leave of absence, to Mar. 31, 1877; on frontier duty at Standing Rock Agency, Dak., Apr. 25 to Dec., 1877, — at Ft. Snelling, Min., Dec., 1877, to Oct. 10, 1878, — and Ft. Sisseton, Dak., Oct. 16 to Dec. 18, 1878; and on detached service, Dec. 18, 1878, to Feb. 27, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Sisseton, Dak., to May 16, 1884, — Ft. Totten, Dak. (leave of absence, Jan. 11 to Mar. 31, 1885), to July 13, 1886, — and Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., July, 1886, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p100
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to Feb. 3, 1894.

(Major of Infantry, 19th Infantry, Nov. 28, 1893)

— Commanding post of Fort Mackinac, Mich., Feb. 16 to Oct. 17, 1894. — On duty at Fort Wayne, Mich.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, 11th Infantry, June 27, 1897)

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Dec. 2, 1897.

Vol. V
p86
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Nov. 4, 1902, at Fort McPherson, Ga.: Aged 69.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1903, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


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