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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II

(Born Ind.)

Charles E. Norris

(Ap'd Ind.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1847, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1851.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1851‑52; on frontier duty at Ft. Webster, N. M., 1852‑54, — Ft. McKavett, Tex.,

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 9, 1853)

1854, 1854‑55, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1855, — Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1855,

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

— and Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855‑56; on Recruiting service, 1856‑58; and on frontier duty in conducting Recruits to Utah, 1859, — Ft. Crittenden, Utah, 1859‑60, as Quartermaster 2d Dragoons, May 14 to Oct. 4, 1860, — and on March to Oregon, 1860.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on Recruiting service, Jan. 17, 1861, to Mar. 26, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, May 11, 1861: 2d Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to July, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, in command of Regiment, Aug.‑Sep., 1862; on sick leave of absence, Sep. to Nov., 1862; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Annapolis, Md., Nov.‑Dec., 1862, — and at Indianapolis,  p458 Ind., Dec., 1862, to June, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863; on sick leave of absence, Nov.‑Dec.,

(Bvt. Major, July 3, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Gettysburg Campaign)

1863; in command of Regiment (Army of the Potomac), at Marshall's Station, Va., Feb.‑Mar., 1864; on sick leave of absence, Mar.‑Apr., 1864; on detached service in the Cavalry Bureau, Washington, D. C., Apr. to Nov., 1864, and at Columbus, O., Dec., 1864; in command of Regiment in the Shenandoah Campaign, Jan. to July, 1865; on sick leave of absence, July‑Aug., 1865; in command of Regiment in Maryland, Aug. to Oct., 1865, — at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct.‑Nov., 1865, — Ft. Riley, Kan., Nov.‑Dec., 1865, — Ft. Fletcher, Kan., Jan. to May, 1866, — and Ft. Sedgwick, Neb., May‑June, 1866; on leave of absence, June 3 to Aug. 20, 1866; and on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dak., Aug.‑Sep., 1866.

Major, 1st Cavalry, Aug. 31, 1866.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Casper, Dak., Sep. 30, 1866, to Apr. 24, 1867; joining regiment and on leave of absence to Oct., 1867; in garrison at Angel Island, Cal., to Nov., 1867; on frontier duty, conducting recruits to Arizona, to Jan., 1868, — Tubac, Ara., to Mar., 1868, — Camp Crittenden, Ara., to May 25, 1868, — Camp Lowell, Ara., to Sep., 1868 (leave of absence to Oct. 7, 1868), — Drum Barracks, Cal., to Dec. 2, 1868, — Camp Crittenden, Ara., to Apr. 26, 1869, — commanding Sub-District of Tucson, Ara., May 9 to Sep. 9, 1869 (leave of absence to Dec. 17, 1869), and Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Feb. 10, 1870.

Dismissed, Feb. 10, 1870.

Civil History. — U. S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the Third District in the State of Texas, 18––– to Oct. 31, 1875.

Died, Oct. 31, 1875, at Austin, Tex.: Aged 48.

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