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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Charles H. Tyler

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1848.

 p359  Served: on frontier duty, on March to San Antonio, Tex., 1848‑49, —

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Apr. 25, 1849)

Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1849‑50, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1850‑51, 1851‑52, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Sep. 6, 1853)

Graham, Tex., 1852‑53, — and Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1854‑55; on Recruiting service, 1855‑56; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857, — commanding escort of Boundary Commissioner, 1857, — and on Utah Expedition, 1857‑59; on detached service, at Washington, D. C., 1859‑60; and on frontier duty, at Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1860‑61, for deserting which post,

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, Jan. 28, 1861)

and abandoning his command, he was

Dismissed, June 6, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Farmer, Cross Keys, Rockingham County, Va., 1866‑82.

Died, Mar. 17, 1882, at Cross Keys, Va.: Aged 56.

Thayer's Note:

a He served briefly on Gen. Ewell's staff as Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of Captain; with the rank of Colonel, he headed Tyler's Missouri Brigade (Shelby's Division, Price's Army, Trans-Mississippi Department). His war record seems not to have been good; a recent writer on military subjects calls him inefficient and a drunkard.

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