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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p62
2114

(Born D. C.)

Charles A. Dempsey

(Ap'd Va.)

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Born Alexandria, VA.a

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

Second Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Hart Island, N. Y., Dec., 1865, to Apr., 1866; on frontier duty at Galveston, Tex., Apr.‑May, 1866, — Houston, Tex., May, 1866, to Apr., 1867, — San Antonio, Tex., to July, 1867, — Victoria,

(Transferred to 35th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

Tex., to Oct., 1867, — and Indianola, Tex., to July, 1869; in arrest

(Unassigned, Aug. 12, 1869)

and undergoing sentence of Court Martial, Sep., 1868,º to May 22, 1870;

(Assigned to 2d Infantry, Jan. 30, 1870)

in garrison at Huntsville, Ala., June 9 to Oct., 1870, — Chattanooga, Ten., Oct. 15, 1870, to Jan. 14, 1872, — Adjutant, 2d Infantry, Dec. 21, 1871, to July 9, 1878, — Mobile, Ala., Jan. 16, 1872, to Sep. 20, 1873, — Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Dec. 4, 1873, — and Atlanta, Ga., to May 21, 1874; on leave of absence, to July 20, 1874; in garrison at Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Nov. 20, 1875, — and Atlanta, Ga., to July 13, p631877; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lapwai, Ida., Sep. 24, 1877, to Sep. 3,

(Captain, 2d Infantry, Feb. 9, 1878)

1879, — Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., to Oct. 26, 1882, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., to Aug. 8, 1884, — Boisé Barracks, Ida. (leave of absence, Nov. 15, 1884, to Feb. 14, 1885), to July 4, 1886, — and Ft. Omaha, Neb., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p157
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In the Department of the Platte, Fort Omaha, Neb., July, 1886 to June, 1896. — In the Sioux campaign of 1890‑91. In Department of Dakota, Fort Harrison, Mont., from June, 1896 to April, 1898.

(Major of Infantry, 2d Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— In various camps in the United States to June, 1898, when embarked with 5th Army Corps for Cuba. — Present during engagements around Santiago de Cuba, July 1, 2, 3, 10, and 11, 1898, — Returned to United States, Montauk Point, Aug. 15, 1898. — At Camp Shipp, Anniston, Ala., in 3d, 4th, and 2d Army Corps, from Sept. 23, 1898 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, 1st Infantry, June 16, 1899)

Vol. V
p126
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Camp Shipp, Anniston, Ala., in 3d, 4th, and 2d Army Corps, from Sept. 23, 1898 to March, 1899. — At Savannah, Ga., from March, 1899 to April, 1899. — In Cuba, April, 1899 (at Cienfuegos and Rowell Barracks) until June, 1899.

(Lieut.‑Colonel — 1st Infantry, June 16, 1899)

— At Pinar del Rio, June, 1899 to Nov., 1899. — President of Board on Emergency Rations, Washington, D. C., Dec., 1899 to Aug., 1900. — In the Philippines (Islands of Marinduque and Samar) from Oct. 1, 1900

(Colonel of Infantry — 30th Infantry, March 4, 1901)

to Sept. 27, 1901.

Retired from Active Service Sept. 27, 1901,
at his own request, after 40 Years' Service.

— On duty with the militia of Virginia from Oct., 1904 to –––––. Residence, Richmond, Va.

Vol. VI
p115
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Adam Dempsey, Born Nov. 15, 1844.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 30th Infantry, March 4, 1901.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 27, 1901,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

At Richmond, Va., on duty with Militia of Virginia, October, 1904, to –––––; recalled to active service May 11, 1917, and continued with Virginia Militia.

Medals received: Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Philippine, Cuban Occupation.

Vol. VII
p80
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, 30th Infantry, Mar. 4, 1901.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 27, 1901,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

At Richmond, Va., on duty with Militia of Virginia, Oct. 1904, to Jan. 20, 1922.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

Service medals: Indian Wars; Spanish-American War; Philippine; Cuban Occupation.

Vol. VIII
p40
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Sept. 27, 1901.

Vol. IX
p32
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 27 Sep 01.

Died, June 4, 1941, at Richmond, Va.: Aged 96.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1941.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Dempsey's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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