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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p196
2439

(Born Vt.)

Charles Austinº Booth

(Ap'd Vt.)

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Born Vergennes, VT.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., 7th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Benton, Mon., Oct. 4, 1872, to June 2, 1875 (conducting insane soldiers to Washington, D. C., June 3 to Sep. 11, 1873, and on leave of absence, June 2 to Sep. 2, 1875), — Ft. Shaw, Mon., Sep. 2, 1875, to Mar. 17, 1876, — Sioux Expedition, Mar. 17 to Oct. 6, 1876, — Ft. Shaw, Mon., Oct. 6, 1876, to June 18, 1877, — guarding engineers, while improving the navigation of Missouri, June 18 to Oct. 28, 1877, — Ft. Shaw, Mon., Oct. 28, 1877, to Sep. 20, 1878, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Apr. 15, 1878)

Snelling, Min.,º Oct. 12, 1878, to Oct. 1, 1879, — and Utah Expedition, to June 25, 1880; on leave of absence, to Sep. 27, 1880; taking recruits to, and at Ft. Buford, Dak. (detached service, Poplar River, Mon., Dec. 21, 1880, to June 30, 1881, being engaged in a Skirmish, Jan. 2, 1881), to May 8, 1882; constructing Military Telegraph Lines in Dakota, to Sep. 12, 1882; on Signal duty, in charge of N. W. Division of Military Telegraph Lines, to July 1, 1883; in settling his accounts, to Sep. 14, 1883; and on frontier duty at Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to Sep. 5, 1885, — Rock Springs, Wy., and Camp Pilot Butte, Wy., to July 13, 1887, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Oct. 16, 1889, — and Ft. Logan, Col., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p223
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Laramie, Wyo., Jan.‑July, 1890. — Recruiting service, Buffalo, N. Y., Aug.‑Oct., 1890, and at Harrisburg, Pa., Oct., 1890-Oct., 1892.

(Captain of Infantry, 7th Infantry, June 19, 1891)

— On duty with National Guard of Pennsylvania, Oct., 1892-Jan., 1895. — At Fort Logan, Colo., June, 1895-April, 1898. — Took part in expedition to Santiago de Cuba, June‑Aug., 1898. — Montauk Point, Aug.‑Oct., 1898. — Fort Wayne, Mich., Oct., 1898-Jan., 1899. — Fort Thomas, Ky., Jan., 1899 to ––––

(Major of Infantry, 6th Infantry, Jan. 15, 1900)

Vol. V
p194
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Fort Thomas, Ky., Jan., 1899 to June, 1899. — On duty establishing Fort Gibbon, Alaska,º June, 1899 to June, 1900.

(Major, 6th Infantry, Jan. 15, 1900)

— Transferred to 7th Infantry, Oct., 1900. — At Camp Osborn, Idaho, Oct., 1900, to May, 1901. At Vancouver Barracks and Seattle, Wash., May to Sept., 1901. — At Fort Davis, Nome, Alaska, Oct., 1901, to July, 1902. — At Cantonment, Presidio, San Francisco, July, 1902 to Feb., 1903. — Transferred to 17th Infantry, Feb. 7, 1903. — At Vancouver Barracks, Washington, Feb., 1903 to Sept., 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 8th Infantry, Aug. 8, 1903)

— Transferred to 7th Infantry, Aug. 27, 1903. — At Cantonment, Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Sept., 1903. — Sailed for Philippine Islands Oct. 5, 1903. — At Santa Mesa, Manila, P. I., Nov., 1903 to Feb., 1904. — At Fort William McKinley, P. I., February-March, 1904. — At San Francisco de Malabon, P. I., March to July, 1904. — On duty as President of Board of Survey and Surveying Officer at Post of Manila and Headquarters, Department of Luzon, July, 1904 to Nov., 1905. — Returned to United States, Nov.‑Dec., 1905. — On duty at Fort Missoula, Mont., Dec., 1905 to Oct., 1906. — At Fort Wayne, Mich., Oct., 1906 to Oct., 1907.

(Colonel, 26th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1907)

— Joined regiment, on duty at Cuartel de España, Manila, P. I., March, 1907 to June, 1909. — Returned to United States June‑July, 1909. — On duty at Fort Wayne, Mich., to –––––.

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

(Born Oct. 10, 1850.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 26th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1907.

At Fort Wayne, Mich., July, 1909, to September, 1912; unassigned September, 1912, to January, 1913.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 31, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 31, 1913,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

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

Died, Mar. 3, 1928, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 77.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1928.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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