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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III
p11
2016

(Born Ct.)

Charles H. Lester

(Ap'd Ct.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1859, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 11, 1863.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: near the Rappahannock River (Army of the Potomac), July 23 to Aug. 18, 1863, being engaged in the Action of Brandy Station, Aug. 1, 1863; at Camp Buford, near Washington, D. C., Aug. 20 to Oct. 17, 1863; in command of Company near the Rapidan (Army of the Potomac), Nov. 6, 1863, to Feb. 29, 1864; as Acting Asst. Inspector-General of Cavalry Reserve Brigade (Army of the Potomac), Feb. 29 to June 19, 1864, and in command of Company, June 19 to July 30, 1864, in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, "Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sheridan's Raid" to Haxall's Landing, and returning

Bvt. First Lieut., May 6, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Todd's Tavern, Va.)

to New Castle, participating in several Engagements, May 9‑29, 1864,

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, May 30, 1864)

— Battle of Cold Harbor, May 31 to June 1, 1864, — "Sheridan's Raid" to Trevillian Station and Light-house Point, with frequent Actions, June 7‑28, 1864, — Action near Deep Bottom, July 28, 1864; on leave

(Bvt. Captain, July 27, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action at Deep Bottom, Va.)

of absence, Aug. 1 to Sep. 6, 1864; on Mustering and Disbursing duty at Baltimore, Md., Sep. 6 to Nov. 19, 1864; as Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Torbert, Dec. 2, 1864, to Sep., 1865; in command of Company at Ft. Ellsworth, Kan., Nov., 1865, to Mar., 1866; and as Adjutant, 2d Cavalry, Mar. 6 to July 1, 1866, at Ft. Riley, Kan., Mar. to May, 1866, and Ft. Ellsworth, Kan., May to July, 1866.

Served: on Recruiting service, July 3 to Sep. 19, 1866; on leave of

(Captain, 8th Cavalry, July 28, 1866)

absence, Sep. 19, 1866, to Feb. 4, 1867; in conducting Recruits to Ft. Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 4 to Mar. 14, 1867; on frontier duty at Ft. Lapwai, Ida., Mar. 14, 1867, to May 24, 1868, — and at Willow Grove, Ara., July 15, 1868, to Mar. 11, 1869 (leave of absence to May 13, 1869).

Resigned, May 13, 1869.

Civil History. — General Superintendent, Salem and South Danvers Railroad, Mas., 1869‑70. Stock Broker, New York city, 1870‑73.

Military History. — Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky.,

(Second Lieut., 24th Infantry, Aug. 6, 1873)

Aug. 6, 1873, to Mar. 17, 1874; on frontier duty, at Ft. Brown, Tex., p12Apr. 15, 1874, to Nov. 1, 1875, — Austin, Tex., to Aug. 1, 1876, — and Ft. Brown, Tex., and as Acting Assistant Adjutant-General of the District

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, Oct. 31, 1876)

of the Rio Grande, to June 1, 1877; on leave of absence to Dec. 1, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., Dec. 1, 1877, to Oct. 16, 1879, — Ft. Clark, Tex. (leave of absence, Jan. to Apr., 1880, Scouting, June, 1880, and at San Felipe, Tex., Sep. 13 to Oct. 15, 1880), to Nov. 11, 1880, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., to Nov. 2, 1881, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Sep. 27, 1882, — Rio Pecos, Tex., to Nov., 1882, — San Antonio, Tex., to May 29,

(First Lieut., 8th Cavalry, Apr. 4, 1884)

1884, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to July 6, 1884, — Langtry, Tex., to Sep. 13, 1884, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Mar. 8, 1887, — Camp Del Rio, Tex., to May 10, 1888 (leave of absence to Dec. 8, 1888), — and Ft. Buford, Dak., to Apr. 24, 1889; and on sick leave of absence to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p141
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — On sick leave till July 1, 1891.

(Captain, July 1, 1891)

Retired from Active Service, for disability in the line of duty, July 1, 1891

Civil History. — Residence, New York City; Civil Engineer.

Died Oct. 27, 1899, in New York, N. Y.: Aged 56.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1900, for an obituary notice.


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