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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III
p68
2128

(Born Vt.)

Charles S. Smith

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1862, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 18, 1866.

Served: in garrison in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Oct. 30, 1866,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 28, 1866)

to Mar. 30, 1867, — Ft. Delaware, Del., Apr., 1867, to Mar., 1870, — and Ft. Macon, N. C., Mar. 18, 1870, to July 12, 1871; on Signal duty at Ft. Whipple, Va., to May, 1872, — and in Office of Chief Signal Officer, at Washington, D. C., to June 28, 1873; in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 8, 1873, to Mar. 16, 1874, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1 to Nov. 9, 1874; as Assistant

(Transferred to Ordnance, Nov. 1, 1874)

Ordnance Officer at Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., Nov. 9, 1874, to Apr. 25, 1876, — and Ordnance Agency, New York city, Apr. 29, 1876, to Dec. 31,

(Captain, Ordnance, Aug. 2, 1879)

1881; and as Principal Assistant to the Chief of Ordnance at Washington, D. C., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p160
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Washington, D. C., to June 18, 1891; on duty in office of Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C., to Feb. 22, 1897; as principal Assistant to Chief of Ordnance to July 7, 1898.

(Major, Ordnance, July 7, 1898)

— On duty in office of Chief of Ordnance to ––––

Vol. V
p130
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: On duty in office of Chief of Ordnance to July 15, 1898. — At Sandy Hook Proving Ground on public business pertaining to the inspection of powder, test of cannon, and construction of ordnance, July 15, 1898 to Aug. 16, 1899. — At Sandy Hook Proving Ground on official business pertaining to the construction of field and rapid fire guns, Nov. 18, 1899 to Feb. 3, 1900. — At Watervliet, Watertown and Frankford Arsenals, New York City and Sandy Hook Proving Ground, on official business pertaining to the manufacture of the 16‑inch gun, contracts for powder, manufacture of cannon primers and the construction of ordnance, Feb. 3, 1900 to Jan. 25, 1902. — Appointed member of board to examine officers for promotion, Jan. 24, 1901; board to meet at War Department. — Relieved from duty in the office of the Chief of Ordnance and assigned to the command of the Sandy Hook Proving Ground, Nov. 1, 1902. — Member of Board for Testing Rifled Cannon, Nov. 1, 1902. — Appointed a Member of the Ordnance Board Nov. 1, 1902.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Ordnance, April 5, 1903)

— Appointed member of board to examine the condition of trestle connection at the Sandy Hook Proving Ground, with railroad at Navesink Highland, Oct. 12, 1903. — On leave of absence Oct. 22, 1903 to Oct. 31, 1903. — On leave of absence April 26, 1904 to May 3, 1904.

(Colonel of Ordnance, Jan. 19, 1905)

— Took, at different periods during this time, leave of absence for 6, 21 and 8 days, returning to proper station at expiration thereof, June 6, 1905 to Nov. 24, 1906. — Member of a Board to meet at Watertown Arsenal for the purpose of conducting certain investigations pertaining to the construction of ordnance material; made visits during this period from Sandy Hook Proving Ground to Watertown Arsenal to attend meetings of the Board, July 1, 1907 to Sept. 9, 1907.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 11, 1907)

— Continued in command of the Sandy Hook Proving Ground and as President of the Board for Testing Rifled Cannon until

Retired from Active Service Dec. 26, 1907,
at his own request, after over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VI
p117
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Sydneya Smith, Born Dec. 26, 1843.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, Jan. 19, 1905.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 11, 1907.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 26, 1907.
By Operation of Law.

Vol. VII
p81
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

p82 Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 11, 1907.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 26, 1907,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Nov. 18, 1922, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 79.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1923.

Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Smith's middle name is spelled Sydney both on his tombstone (q.v.) and in his AOG obituary. The Register as printed has Sidney: I've made the correction.


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