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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II
p729
1842

(Born O.)

Caleb H. Carlton

(Ap'd O.)

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Caleb Henry Carlton: Born Sep. 1, 1836, Cleveland, OH.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1859.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1859‑60; and on

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Oct. 12, 1859)

frontier duty at Ft. Hoskins, Or., 1860‑61, — Camp Sumner, near San

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Francisco, Cal., 1861, — and Lower California, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on Provost duty and in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Nov., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown,

(Captain, 4th Infantry, June 30, 1862)

Apr. 15º to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign,

(Bvt. Major, July 4, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Peninsular Campaign)

Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; on Recruiting service, Nov. 24, 1862, to Feb. 19, 1863; as Discharge Officer at Washington, D. C., Mar. 17 to June 24, 1863; in General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans' Tennessee Campaign, p730June to Sep., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga,

(Colonel, 89th Ohio Volunteers, July 7, 1863)

Sep. 19‑20, 1863, where he was captured; as Prisoner of War, Sep. 20,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Sep. 20, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.)

1863, to Mar. 7, 1864; in command of Regiment in the Georgia Campaign (Army of the Cumberland), June to Sep., 1864, being engaged in the Battles of Kenesaw Mountain, June 20 to July 2, 1864, — and Siege of Atlanta, July 22 to Sep. 2, 1864; on leave of absence, Sep. 10 to Oct. 17, 1864; in command of Chattanooga, Ten., Oct. 17, 1864, to May 13, 1865, — and of the Western District of Kentucky, headquarters, Paducah, Ky., May 13 to June 23, 1865; and in command of Regiment

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, June 23, 1865)

at Ft. Wood, N. Y., Jul. 28 to Sep. 28, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Ontario, N. Y., Oct., 1865, to Mar., 1867; on frontier duty at Camp Augur, Neb., Mar. to May, 1867, — and Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Nov. 18, 1867; on leave of absence, Nov. 18, 1867, to Apr., 1868; on frontier duty at Ft. Fetterman, Dak., to May 4, 1869;

(Unassigned, Mar. 23, 1869)

awaiting orders, to Sep., 1869; as Professor of Military Science at Miami University, O., Nov. 23, 1869, to Oct., 1871; on frontier duty at Ft. Sill,

(Assigned to 10th Cavalry, Dec. 15, 1870)

I. T., Oct., 1871, to Nov. 12, 1872; on leave of absence to June 30, 1873; on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., to Mar. 27, 1875, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., Apr. 17, 1875, to July 11, 1876, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Aug. 19,

(Major, 3d Cavalry, May 17, 1876)

to Nov., 1876, — and Ft. Fetterman, Wy., Nov. 12, 1876, to May 25, 1877; on leave of absence, to Oct. 10, 1877; as Member of Board of Survey and Recorder of Examination Board for Superintendents of National Cemeteries, Oct. 10, 1877, to May 3, 1878; on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Wy., May‑June, 1878, — and Scouting, to Dec. 21, 1878; and on leave of absence, Dec. 21, 1878, to Jan. 27, 1879; in command of Ft. Sidney, Neb., to May, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Sanders, Wy., May, 1880 (in command of Expedition to North Park, Col., May 31 to June 19, 1880), to July 8, 1880; on sick leave of absence, to June 22, 1881; inspecting National Cemeteries, to Apr. 1, 1882; on sick leave of absence and on delay, to Nov. 11, 1882; on frontier duty at Ft. Lowell, Ara., to Apr. 3, 1885 (leave of absence, to Dec. 13, 1885), — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Sep. 7, 1886, — Ft. Elliott, Tex. (in command), Sep. 27, 1886, to July 25, 1887, — en route (commanding battalion) to Southern Tex., to Oct. 22, 1887, — Ft. Brown, Tex., to May 6, 1889, — Ft. Sill, I. T. (leave of

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Cavalry, Apr. 11, 1889)

absence, to Sep. 3, 1889), to Sep. 10, 1889, — Camp Schofield, I. T., to Oct. 19, 1889, — Ft. Sill, I. T., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p114
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Commanding Fort Sill, Okla., to Feb. 13, 1892.

(Colonel of Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1892)

— On leave to April 15, 1892, when he joined the 8th Cavalry, commanding it and the post of Fort Meade, S. D. (on leave, Dec. 13, 1895 to May 31, 1896), to June 28, 1897.

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, June 28, 1897)

Retired from Active Service, at his own request, June 30, 1897.

Vol. V
p94
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

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

Vol. VI
p85
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Caleb Henry Carlton, Born Sept. 1, 1836.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 8th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1892.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 28, 1897.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 30, 1897,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p61
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History:

Colonel, 8th Cavalry, Jan. 30, 1892.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 28, 1897.

p62 Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 30, 1897,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Mar. 21, 1923, at Atlantic City, N. J.: Aged 86.

Buried, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, OH.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1924.


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