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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Charles W. Field

(Ap'd at Large)


Charles William Field: Born Apr. 6, 1828, Versailles, KY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1849.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1849‑50; on frontier duty at Albuquerque, N. M., 1850‑51, — Ft. Lincoln, Tex., 1852,

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, June 30, 1851)

— Corpus Christi, Tex., 1852, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1852‑53 — Ft. Terrett, Tex., 1853, — Austin, Tex., 1853‑54, — Quartermaster, 2d Dragoons, Sep. 30, 1853, to Mar. 3, 1855, — and at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1854; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855; on Recruiting service, 1855;

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

on frontier duty at Ft. Mason, Tex., 1856; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1856; and at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Cavalry Tactics, Sep. 13, 1856, to Mar. 16, 1861.

 p391  Captain, 2d Cavalry, Jan. 31, 1861.

Resigned, May 30, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Unknown, 1866‑75, no authentic information having been received. Colonel of Engineers in the Egyptian Army, July 17, 1875, to Mar. 31, 1877, serving as Inspector-General in the Abyssinian Campaign, 1875‑76. Doorkeeper of the U. S. House of Representatives, Apr. 18, 1878, to Mar. 4, 1881. Civil Engineer in the service of the U. S., 1881‑85. Superintendent of the U. S. Hot Springs Reservation, Ark., 1885‑89. Residence, Washington, D. C.

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

Civil History. — Engaged in the compilation of the Rebellion Records, 1889‑92.

Died April 9, 1892, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 64.

Buried, Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; the Find-a‑Grave page linked above provides a brief summary of it.

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