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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III
p230
2531

(Born Me.)

Charles C. Norton

(Ap'd Me.)

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Born Old Town, ME.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870, to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 17, 1874.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp McDermitt, Nev.,º Sep. 30, 1874, to June, 1877 (leave of absence, Oct. 2 to Nov. 1, 1876), — Nez Percés Expedition, June to Nov., 1877, — Camp Bidwell, Cal., Dec. 2, 1877, to June 17, 1878, — Bannock Campaign, June 17 to Oct. 13, 1878, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., Oct. 13, 1878, to Aug. 23, 1879, — Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida.,  p231 to July, 1886, — Regimental Adjutant, May 14, 1878, to Mar. 8, 1887, — and Ft. Omaha, Neb., to Sep. 4, 1879.b

Resigned, Sep. 4, 1879.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p246
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
p221
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. VI
p194
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Carroll Norton, Born March 26, 1853.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 17, 1874.

Resigned, Sept. 4, 1879.

Civil History. — Since resignation, engaged in ranching, stock raising and reservoir construction; offered services to War Department in Spanish-American War and in War with Germany.

Address: Sheepshead, Nev.

Vol. VII
p123
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry, June 17, 1874.

Resigned, Sept. 4, 1879.

Civil History: — Since resignation, engaged in ranching, stock raising and reservoir construction; offered services to War Department in Spanish-American War and in War with Germany.

Address: Unknown.

Vol. VIII
p49
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

2d Lt. 1st Cav., June 17, 1874.

Resigned, Sept. 4, 1879.

Died, Oct. 15, 1928, at Reno, Nevada: Aged 75.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.º

Buried, Reno, NV.c


Thayer's Notes:

a Lt. Norton's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b The greyed-out text is as printed in the Register, and paraphrased in the AOG obituary: but it is all in error. Lt. Norton did resign on Sep. 4, 1879, as is clear from the post returns for Benicia Barracks/Camp Bidwell, but was not stationed at any of the posts mentioned above, and was never Regimental Adjutant. The compiler of the Register inadvertently copied to this entry some of the career of one of Lt. Norton's classmates, Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Charles W. Rowell (q.v.) — who was Regimental Adjutant, although of a different regiment — and adjusted the first and last dates to fit.

It took three people to untangle the mistake; I am indebted to Steven Maes and to John Stanton (webmaster of FortWiki) for their help.

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c Lt. Norton's burial place is from his AOG obituary.


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