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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Charles H. Ogle

(Ap'd Pa.)


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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1848.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1849, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1849, — Scouting, 1849, being engaged against Pawnee

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Aug. 4, 1849)

Indians, in a Skirmish near Ft. Kearny, Neb., Oct. 23, 1849, where he was wounded with an arrow, — and at Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1850; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1851; on frontier duty at San Diego, Cal., 1852, — Benicia, Cal., 1852, — Ft. Reading, Cal., 1852, — Ft. Jones, Cal., 1852‑53, — Scouting against Illinois Indians, 1853, being engaged in a Skirmish near the Source of Illinois River, Or., Oct. 24, 1853, — and Ft. Lane, Or., 1853‑55; as Adjutant, 1st Dragoons, Jan. 7,

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Jan. 20, 1855)

1855, to Apr. 30, 1860; on frontier duty, on March from Albuquerque,  p362 N. M., to California, 1856, — Ft. Tejon, Cal., 1856‑57, — San Diego, Cal., 1857, — Indian Hostilities in California, 1857‑58, — and Ft. Tejon, Cal., 1858‑60; on Recruiting service, 1860; and suspended, 1860‑61.

Dismissed, Apr. 23, 1861, under the 3d Sec. of Law of Jan. 31, 1823.​a

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Maryland

(Major, 1st New York Cavalry Volunteers, Sep. 13, 1861)

Campaign (Army of the Potomac), in the Cavalry Operations of the Campaign, Mar. to Aug., 1862; and on sick leave of absence, Sep. 26 to Nov. 24, 1862.

Honorably Discharged from Service, Nov. 24, 1862.

Died, March 7, 1863, at Harrisburg, Pa.: Aged 37.

Thayer's Note:

a Requiring that disbursing officers failing to render their accounts for settlement in due time be promptly reported to the President of the United States and dismissed from the public service.

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