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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Mis.)

Charles L. Steele

(Ap'd Ten.)


Born Oct. 17, 1856, Houston, MS.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, p324to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 18th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., Sep. 30, 1879, to June 1, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Shaw, Mon., to Apr. 21, 1881, — Carroll and Rocky Point, Mon., to Oct. 24, 1881 (leave of absence, to Feb. 13, 1882), — Ft. Maginnis, Mon., to May 28, 1885, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to Aug. 11, 1885, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to Oct. 20, 1887, — Ft. Logan, Col., to

(First Lieut., 18th Infantry, Oct. 6, 1887)

Oct., 1889, — and Fort Clark, Tex.,º to Nov. 26, 1889 (leave of absence, to Jan. 2, 1890); and at David's Island, N. Y., on Recruiting Service, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Recruiting Depot, Davids Island (now Fort Slocum), from Jan., 1890 until May, 1891; at Fort Clark, Tex., to Sept. 15, 1893; at Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, from Sept. 15, 1893

(Captain of Infantry, 18th Infantry, May 12, 1895)

to Sept. 15, 1897. — At Fort Bliss, Tex., to April 15, 1898. — Commanded company in Spanish-American war, first at Camp of Concentration at New Orleans, La., and afterwards in Philippine Islands, sailing for latter with third Philippine expedition from San Francisco, June 27, 1898. — Was present, commanding company, at battle of Manila, Aug. 13, 1898; remained with company in Manila and Cavite until Nov. 27, 1898. — Returned to U. S. on sick leave of absence. — Recruiting duty, first at Philadelphia and afterward at Birmingham, Ala., March 15, 1899. — Under treatment at the U. S. General Hospital, Fort Bayard, N. M., till he

Died Jan. 18, 1900, at Fort Bayard, N. M.: Aged 43.

Buried, Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Steele's birth data are from his tombstone (q.v.).

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