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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p54
2097

(Born Pa.)

Charles Keller

(Ap'd Pa.)

51

Born Jan. 19, 1842, Hamburg, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: on Recruiting Service, Oct. 2, 1865, to Sep. 16, 1866; in garrison at Nashville, Ten., Oct. to Dec., 1866, — Ft. Pulaski, Ga., Dec., 1866, to Mar., 1867; at Staff Headquarters of Sub-District of Macon, Ga., Mar. to Aug., 1867; on Commissary duty at Savannah, Ga., Aug. to Nov., 1867; in garrison at Ft. Pulaski, Ga., to Apr. 4, 1868; on leave of absence, to July 12, 1868; in garrison at Savannah, Ga., to Sep., 1868, — Atlanta, Ga., to Apr., 1869, — Huntsville, Ala., to Nov., 1869, — Charleston

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, Apr. 17, 1869)

and Corinth, Mis., to Feb., 1870, — Summerville, Ga., to Aug., 1870, — and Huntsville, Ala., to Feb. 1, 1871; on General Recruiting Service, to Feb. 1, 1873; in garrison at Spartanburg, S. C., Mar. 3 to June, 1873, — Atlanta, Ga., to Sep. 1, 1873, — Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., Sep. 4 to Dec., 1873, — Atlanta, Ga., to July, 1874, — Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Sep., 1874, — Quartermaster, 2d Infantry, Aug. 30, 1873, to July 20,

(Captain, 2d Infantry, July 20, 1875)

1875, — Atlanta, Ga., Edgefield, S. C., Tallahassee, Fla., and Columbia, S. C., Sep., 1875, to Feb., 1877, — Atlanta, Ga., to July, 1877, — and Lewiston, Ga., July, 1877; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lapwai, Ida., July, 1877, to Apr. 2, 1878, — Camp Coeur d'Alene, Ida., Apr. 16, 1878, p55to Oct. 30, 1882, — Ft. Spokane, Wash. (leave of absence, Feb. 11 to Sep. 11, 1885), to July 3, 1886, — Ft. Niobrara, Neb., to Nov. 27, 1886, — and Ft. Omaha, Neb., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p155
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: at Fort Omaha, Neb., to June 30, 1896. — At Fort Yates, N. D., from June 30, 1896 to Aug. 20, 1897.

(Major of Infantry, 18th Infantry, Aug. 8, 1897)

— In command of battalion of six companies 18th Infantry at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., from Nov. 25, 1897 to April 20, 1898. — At New Orleans and San Francisco with regiment commanding battalion until June 26, 1898. — En route to Manila in command of 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry, to July 31. — Took part in battle of Manila, Aug. 13, 1898. — Commanding battalion 18th Infantry at Manila and Cavite, P. I., until Dec. 25, 1898. — En route to Iloilo in transport Arizona. — Lay in Iloilo Bay until Feb. 11, 1899. — Took part in capture of Iloilo, Panay Island, Feb. 11, 1899. — With his battalion captured the city of Jaro on Feb. 12, 1899. — On duty at Jaro until Aug. 22, 1899. — In command of 24th Infantry at Manila, from Aug. 25, 1899 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, 24th Infantry, April 25, 1899)

Vol. V
p124
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In command of the 24th Infantry at Manila, P. I., from Aug. 25, 1899 to Feb., 1901. — Sick leave of absence to April 22, 1901. — Transferred to the 22d Infantry, Aug. 7, 1900.

(Colonel, 23d Infantry, Feb. 28, 1901)

Died April 22, 1901, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas: Aged 59.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Keller's birthplace is from his AOG obituary. His birthdate is from his tombstone, q.v.


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