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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

Charles W. Thomas​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1855.

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Aug. 7, 1855.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1856‑57, — Scouting, 1857, — Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1857‑58, — Quartermaster, 1st Infantry, June 1, 1858, to Mar. 31, 1860, — Ft. Lancaster, Tex., 1858, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1858‑59, — Camp Verde, Tex., 1859, — and Operations against Cortinas' Mexican Marauders, 1859‑60, being engaged in Combats near Ft. Brown, Tex., Dec. 14 and 21, 1859; and in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on Expedition in the "Star of the West," for the relief of Ft. Sumter, Charleston harbor, S. C., Jan., 1861, but, being fired upon, returned to New

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Mar. 15 to Nov. 23, 1861)

York, and in April again embarked in the "Baltic," which did not reach Charleston bar till the fort was being bombarded; as Purchasing Commissary at Philadelphia, Pa., May, 1861, to Jan. 1, 1862; as Assistant in

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, June 14, 1861)

the Quartermaster-General's Office, Washington, D. C., Jan., 1862; as Asst. Quartermaster at Fairfax Station, Va., Feb., 1862, on the Advance of the Army of the Potomac to Manassas; as Chief Quartermaster of the 3d Army Corps, at Ft. Monroe, Va.; during the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar. to Aug., 1862; as Chief Quartermaster of the 7th Army Corps and Department of Virginia, Aug. 20, 1862, to Aug. 10, 1863; in

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 20, 1862, to Aug. 10, 1863)

charge of Quartermaster Depot at Baltimore, Md., Oct. 21, 1863, to Sep. 24, 1864; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the South,

(Major, Staff, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 4, 1864, to Dec. 10, 1866)

Oct. 19, 1864, to July 17, 1865, — of the Department of South Carolina,

(Bvt. Major, and Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

July 17, 1865, to June 2, 1866, — and of the Department of the Carolinas, June 6 to July 10, 1866; and on sick leave of absence, Aug. to Sep. 29, 1866.

Served: as Depot Quartermaster at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 20, 1866, to Feb. 21, 1870, — Depot and Post Quartermaster at Ft. Monroe, Va., Mar. 1 to Dec. 23, 1870; and in settling his accounts, at Washington, D. C., Jan. 15 to May 31, 1872.

Resigned, May 31, 1872.

Civil History. — Clerk in the Interior Department, Washington, D. C., 18––– to 18–––.

Died, Dec. 30, 1882, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 49.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Maj.‑General Charles Thomas, U. S. Army.

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