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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p195
2437

(Born Ala.)

Charles A. P. Hatfield

(Ap'd Md.)

27

Born Eutaw, AL.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., 4th Cavalry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Richardson, Tex., Sep. 30, 1872, to Mar. 4, 1873, — Ft. Clark, Tex., Apr. 1 to May, 1873, being engaged in an Action near the Fort, May 18, 1873, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., May, 1873, to Dec. 15, 1874 (Scouting, July‑Aug., 1874, and on Expedition to Indian Territory, Sep. to Oct., 1874, being engaged against hostile Indians at Tule Cañon, Tex., Sep. 26, and Palo Duro Cañon, Tex., Sep. 28, 1874), — Ft. Concho, Tex., Jan. 9 to Apr. 17, 1875, — Ft. Sill, I. T., May 3‑10, 1875, — Camp on North Fork of Red River and Cantonment Sweetwater, Tex., May 18 to Dec. 24, 1875 (leave of absence, to Mar. 2, 1876), — Ft. Sill, I. T., May 2, 1876, to Dec. 17, 1877, — Ft. Clark, Tex., Feb. to Apr. 29, 1878, — Scouting, Apr. 29 to Oct. 6, 1878, — Ft. Duncan,

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 28, 1878)

Tex., Oct. 6, 1878, to Sep. 8, 1879, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Oct. 9, 1879, — Ft. Garland, Col., to May 19, 1880, — and Scouting, to Sep., 1880; on Recruiting Service, to Oct. 5, 1881; and on frontier duty at Ft. Elliott, Tex., Nov. 11‑23, 1881 — Ojo Caliente, and Scouting in New Mexico, to Oct. 8, 1882, — Ft. Craig, N. M. (Scouting, Mar. 17 to Sep. 11, 1883), to June 5, 1884, — Ft. McDowell, Ara., to Dec. 23, 1884, — Ft. Huachuca,

(Captain, 4th Cavalry, Nov. 16, 1884)

Ara., (Scouting, May 19 to June 20, 1885, July 5, 1885, to May 23, 1886, and July, 1886, being engaged in two Skirmishes, May 15, 1886, against Chiricahua Apaches in Santa Cruz Mountains, Mex.), to Sep. 20, 1888, — and at Ft. McDowell, Ara., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p222
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Brevet Major, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians in the attack of Geronimo's Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Mexico, on May 16, 1886)

Served: Commanding troop, Fort Walla Walla, Wash., July, 1890 to Sept., 1893. — Member of Board to examine enlisted men for commission, Vancouver Barracks, Wash., April, 1893. — On recruiting service, Baltimore, Md., Oct., 1893 to Oct., 1895. — Commanding troop, Boisé Barracks, Ida., Dec., 1895 till Jan., 1899.

(Major of Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, Oct. 16, 1898)

— Left Boisé Barracks, Ida., to join 8th Cavalry in Cuba, Jan. 11, 1899. — Nuevitas, Cuba, to ––––

Vol. V
p193
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Joined 8th Cavalry Feb. 28, 1899. — Commanded 8th Cavalry in camp at Puerto Principe, Cuba, from March 30th, 1899 to June, 1899. — Absent, sick, in United States, June to November, 1899. — Rejoined 8th Cavalry, Nov., 1899, and commanded regiment and District of Puerto Principe from March, 1900 to May, 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, 5th Cavalry, April 29, 1901)

— On leave of absence, May, 1901 to Sept. 1901. — Joined 5th Cavalry in Philippine Islands, Oct., 1901. — Commanded regiment from Sept., 1902 to May, 1903. — In charge of the construction of Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., Jan., 1903.

(Colonel of Cavalry, 13th Cavalry, March 2, 1903)

— Commanded Calamba, Laguna, May to Sept., 1903, and 3d Brigade, May and June, 1903. — In command of Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., from Sept., 1903 to April 12, 1905. — Arrived in San Francisco, Cal., with regiment in May, 1905, and at Fort Myer, Va.,º on May 28, 1905, and commanded Fort Myer, Va., to Feb., 1909. — En route to and in the Philippines from Feb. 12, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p173
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Albert Phelps Hatfield, Born Dec. 9, 1850.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 13th Cavalry, March 2, 1903.

Commanding Camp McGrath, P. I., April 6, 1909, to Aug. 10, 1910; commanding Department of Luzon, Manila, Aug. 10, 1910, to May 10, 1911; at Fort Riley, Kan., May 11, 1911, to Sept. 13, 1912; commanding the post for several months at a time and on several occasions; on Mexican border, Sept. 15, 1912, to Dec. 9, 1914; during which time he commanded the 2nd Cavalry Brigade from April 12 to Dec. 9, 1914; relieved from assignment to 13th Cavalry, July 10, 1914, and assigned to command of 2nd Cavalry Brigade; commanded troops at Naco, Arizona, Oct. 7 to Dec. 5, 1914.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 9, 1914,
By Operation of Law.

Placed on active duty Jan. 10, 1917; and in charge of Philadelphia Recruiting District Jan. 15, 1917; received service medal for Mexican War Service.

Vol. VII
p111
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 9, 1914,
By Operation of Law.

Placed on active duty Jan. 10, 1917, and in charge of Philadelphia Recruiting District, Jan. 15, 1917 to Oct. 5, 1918; at Cookville, Tenn., to Oct., 11, 1918.

Awarded Silver Star Citation for gallantry in action.

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

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Dec. 9, 1914.

Died, June 19, 1931, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 80.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1931, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Notes:

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


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