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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III
p319
2794

(Born Ky.)

Charles M. Truitt

(Ap'd Kan.)

35

Born Quincy, KY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 21st Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Sep. 30, 1879, to Oct. 22, 1879, — Ft. Townsend, Wash., to June 26, 1884, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Aug. 6, 1884, — Ft. Bridger, Wy., to July 8, 1886, —

(First Lieut., 21st Infantry, April 24, 1886)

Cheyenne Depot, Wy., to Aug. 16, 1886, — and Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, to May 27, 1888; and as Aide-de‑Camp to General Brooke, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p314
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Charles Marcellus Truitt)

Military History. — Served: At Omaha, Neb. (Aide-de‑camp on staff of Brigadier-General John R. Brooke), until June 1, 1892. — With company at Fort Porter, N. Y., until July 16, 1894, when appointed Regimental Adjutant. — Regimental Adjutant (at Fort Niagara, N. Y., to Oct. 8, 1894, and Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to April 19, 1898) until May 28, 1898, when relieved to accept position in Volunteers.

(Captain of Infantry, 21st Infantry, April 26, 1898)

(Captain and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

— Assistant Adjutant-General, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, from May 28 to June 5, 1898; Assistant Adjutant-General, (Snyder's) Provisional Division, 5th Army Corps, from June 5 to 11, 1898; Assistant Adjutant-General, 2d Division, 4th Army Corps, from June 12 to Sept. 19, 1898. — Served in camps at Tampa, Fla., April 19 to Aug. 15, 1898, and at Huntsville, Ala., to Sept. 19, 1898;

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Sept. 2, 1898)

at Plattsburg, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1898 to April 10, 1899. — En route to and in the field, Philippine Islands, from April 10, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p292
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: En route to and in the field, Philippine Islands, from April 10, 1899 to Sept. 12, 1901; in engagements with Filipino Insurgents, Oct. 3, 20 and 23 and Dec. 24, 1899; again served in Philippines (Mindanao), from Jan., 1904b to May, 1905, during which time participated in various expeditions against hostile Moros; from April 14, 1907 to Jan. 28, 1909, served in Cuba, as Adjutant General, Army of Cuban Pacification, April 14, 1907 to Jan. 28, 1909; on duty at Headquarters, Department of the East, Feb. 3, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p273
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Marcellus Truitt, Born May 23, 1857.)

Military History. —

Major, 23d Infantry, June 23, 1903.

Adjutant General, by Detail, March 12, 1907.

At Governor's Island, New York Harbor, on duty at Hdqrs. Department of the East, Feb. 3, 1909, to March 3, 1911;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 29th Infantry, March 3, 1911)

at Fort Porter, N. Y., commanding post, May 15, 1911, to

(Colonel of Infantry, March 5, 1913)

June 4, 1913; at Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, Cal., commanding Pacific Branch, U. S. Military Prison, June 16, 1913, to

(Assigned to 22d Infantry, July 7, 1914)

Aug. 30, 1914; joined 22nd Infantry at Texas City, Texas, Oct. 8, 1914; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., on detached service, Jan. 2 to March 27, 1915; joined 22nd Infantry at Douglas, Arizona, April 21, 1915.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 20, 1916, . .º
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p161
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 20, 1916,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Dec. 27, 1930, at Berkeley, Calif.: Aged 73.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1931.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Notes:

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

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b Sic: the Register gives no indication of his career between September, 1901 and January, 1904.


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