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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1885

Vol. III
p391
3092

(Born Wis.)

Charles D. Towsley

(Ap'd Wis.)

35

Born Port Washington, WI.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1881, to June 14, 1885, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 14, 1885.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida., Sep. 29, 1885, to July, 1886, — and Ft. Omaha, Neb., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p411
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Omaha, Neb., from July 8, 1886 to Feb., 1890.

Retired from Active Service, for disability in the line of duty,
Feb. 20, 1891.

[At the destruction of the Maine he raised a company for the war. This company is still enrolled as Company L, 5th Infantry, Wisconsin National Guard. Owing to the brief duration of the Spanish-American war, this company was not mustered into the Federal service.]

Civil History. — Author, Port Washington, Wis. — In 1897 served one year in the Common Council of the city of Port Washington, Wis.

Vol. V
p377
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Milwaukee, Wis.

Civil History. — Two years Professor of Military Science and Tactics at St. John's Military Academy at Delafield, Wis., for which services he was commissioned Colonel, by the Governor of Wisconsin; for five years he had charge of the Land Department of the Milwaukee Electric Railway; owing to failing health, he made a tour of the world, in 1907, visiting the Philippine Islands, Japan, China, India, Egypt, Italy, France and England.

Vol. VI
p407
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Dennis Towsley, Born Dec. 23, 1859.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 14, 1885.

Second Lieut., U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 20, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

For two years, Professor of Military Science and Tactics at St. John's Military Academy at Delafield, Wis., for which services he was commissioned Colonel by the Governor of Wisconsin; during War with Germany, for a short time had charge of a Reserve Officers' Training Camp Unit at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., which position ill‑health obliged him to relinquish.

Civil History. — For five years had charge of the Land Department of the Milwaukee Electric Railway; in 1907 made tour of the world, visiting Philippines, Japan, China, India, Egypt, Italy, France and p408England. All his life he has been a writer and though his articles and books have received favorable mention by eminent critics, both at home and abroad, he has thus far been disinclined to divulge his nom de plume.

Vol. VII
p227
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 20, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

First Lieutenant, U. S. A., Retired, June 3, 1916.

Civil History: — For 5 years had charge of the Land Department of the Milwaukee Electric Railway; in 1907 made tour of the world, visiting Philippines, p228Japan, China, India, Egypt, Italy, France and England. All his life he has been a writer and though his articles and books have received favorable mention by eminent critics, both at home and abroad, he has thus far been disinclined to divulge his nom de plume. Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1917.

Vol. VIII
p70
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

2d Lt., Ret., Feb. 20, 1891.

1st Lt., Ret., June 3, 1916.

Died, Oct. 5, 1932, at West Allis, Wis.: Aged 72.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.º

Buried, Union Cemetery, Port Washington, WI.


Thayer's Note:

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


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