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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p189
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(Born Mas.)

Charles D. Parkhurst

(Ap'd R. I.)

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Born Roxbury, MA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 14, 1872.

Served: in garrison at Benicia Barracks, Cal., Sep. 25 to Oct. 18, 1872; on frontier duty at Camp Date Creek, Ara., and Scouting, Nov. 29, 1872, to May 23, 1873, being engaged in Fights, Dec. 14 and 30, 1872, and Jan. 19 and Mar. 25‑26, 1873, — Camp McDowell, Ara., and Scouting, May 25, 1873, to May 14, 1875, being engaged in the Fights of Arivaipa Mountain, Apr. 28, and Mesacilla Mountains, May 17‑18, 1874 (leave of absence, Feb. 28 to Apr. 7, 1875, and May 14 to Oct. 13, 1875), — Ft. Hays, Kan., Oct. 13, 1875, to July 17, 1876, — Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition, to Oct. 24, 1876, being engaged in the Combat of Slim Buttes, Sep. 9‑10, 1876, — Ft. McPherson, Neb., Nov. 7, 1876, to July 27, 1877, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., to Aug. 30, 1877, — Scouting, Sep.‑Oct., 1877, — and Ft. McKinney, Wy., Nov. 3, 1877, to Sep. 16,

(First Lieut., 5th Cavalry, Aug. 23, 1878)

1878; on leave of absence, September 16, 1878, to July 22, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., to Oct. 1, 1879, — on Ute Expedition, to May, 1880, — Ft. Robinson, Neb., to Mar. 24, 1882, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to July 9, 1882, — and Ft. McKinney, Wy. (on detached service, Aug. 28 to Nov. 26, 1883), to July 14, 1884; in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct.,

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, June 12, 1884)

July 30, 1884, to Oct., 1887, — Ft. Snelling, Min., to May 22, 1889, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p217
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Charles Dyer Parkhurst)

Military History. — Served: Student Officer at Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., from Sept., 1890 to Sept., 1892 (Graduate, 1892). — On duty at Watervliet Arsenal, West Troy, N. Y., from Oct., 1892 to Aug., 1893. — On duty at Fort McHenry, Md., Oct., 1893 to Aug., 1894. — Special Student Officer at the U. S. Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., Sept., 1894 to Sept., 1896. — Instructor Enlisted Men's Division, Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., and Assistant Instructor, Departments of Engineering and Artillery, from Sept. 28, 1896 to March 8, 1898.

(Captain of Artillery, 2d Artillery, March 8, 1898)

— Assigned to command Light Battery F, 2d Artillery. — In camp with battery at Port Tampa, Fla., from May 4 to June 14, 1898. — Took part with battery in expedition to Cuba, with 5th Army Corps, under General Shafter, June 14 to July 2, 1898. — Participated in engagements p218of July 1 and 2, 1898. — Wounded twice in latter engagement. — Recommended for Brevet Major U. S. A., "for gallantry in battle, July, 1898," to date from July 1, 1898. — On leave of absence, on surgeon's certificate, wounded, July 2 to Oct. 16, 1898. — On duty at Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 16 to Nov. 30, 1898. — On duty at Camp Onward, Savannah, Ga., Dec. 1, 1898 to Jan. 21, 1899. — On leave of absence, on surgeon's certificate of disability, Jan. 21, 1899 till he was

Retired from Active Service, at his own request,
after more than 30 Years' Service, April 20, 1899.

Vol. V
p188
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On leave of absence on surgeon's certificate of disability Jan. 21, 1899 till June, 1899. — On recruiting duty at Harrisburg, Pa., July 1, 1899 to Sept. 30, 1899. — En route to join station in Cuba till latter part of Oct., 1899. — At Columbia Barracks, Cuba, with battery Oct., 1899 till Aug., 1900. — On duty with battery and commanding Washington Barracks Aug., 1900 to Sept., 1901, except during winter months while 11th Infantry was at the post.

(Major, Coast Artillery, Sept. 23, 1901)

— On duty at Fort Totten, Instructor School for Electrician Sergeants, Oct., 1901 to March, 1903. — Commanding Fort Constitution, N. H., March, 1903 till Oct., 1903. — Commanding Ft. Preble, Maine, Oct., 1903, to Nov., 1905. — Commanding Jackson Barracks and Artillery District of New Orleans, Nov., 1905 to Aug., 1906.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery, March 16, 1906)

— Commanding Fort H. G. Wright, N. Y., and Artillery District of New London, Aug., 1906 to March 10, 1909.

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907)

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired March 10, 1909,
at his own request, over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VI
p170
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Dyer Parkhurst, Born June 29, 1849.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 10, 1909,
At His Own Request After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p109
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 10, 1909,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

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

Vol. VIII
p47
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Mar. 10, 1909.

Died, May 15, 1931, at Springfield, Mass.: Aged 81.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1932.º


Thayer's Note:

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


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