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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born Turkey)

Donald C. Stith

(Ap'd Md.)


Donald Chester Stith: Born July 21, 1829, Izmir, Turkey.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1850.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1850‑51, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1851, — Clear Fork of the Brazos, 1851‑53, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex.,

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Apr. 30, 1853)

1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1854‑55, — and

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Oct. 18, 1855)

Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1856; on Recruiting service, 1856‑58; and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1858‑60, — March to New Mexico, 1860, — Exploration in New Mexico, 1860, — Ft. Fauntleroy, N. M., 1860‑61, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1861, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1861, — and Ft. Union, N. M., 1861.

 p436  Served against the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861: on detached

(Captain, 5th Infantry, Aug. 8, 1861)

service, June 24 to Sep. 25, 1861.

Dismissed, Sep. 25, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

(Donald Chester Stith, Born July 21, 1829.)

Military History. —

Captain, 5th Infantry, Aug. 8, 1861.

Dismissed, Sept. 25, 1861.

Civil History. — After close of Civil War, at St. Louis, Mo., in insurance business for six years; in Texas railroad business for six years, subsequent to which he taught in the public schools of that state to 1894, when he entered the Confederate Home at Austin and was an inmate of the Home until he

Died, March 18, 1920, at Austin, Texas: Aged 90.

Buried, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was appointed Colonel in 1863, and served on the Staff of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Stephen D. Lee, Army of Tennessee.

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