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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Charles B. Stivers​a

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1856‑58; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1858; and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1858‑60, — Quartermaster, 7th Infantry, Apr. 1, 1860, to Sep. 9, 1861, —

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Apr. 20, 1861)

March to New Mexico, 1860, — Ft. Buchanan, N. M., 1860‑61, — Fts. McLane and Fillmore, N. M., 1861, — and was captured at San Augustine Springs, N. M., by Texas Insurgents, July 27, 1861, and not exchanged till Sep. 21, 1862.​b1

(Captain, 7th Infantry, Sep. 9, 1861)

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Nov.‑Dec., 1861,​b2 — and Rouse's Point, N. Y., Jan. to Oct., 1862; in command of Battalion in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Oct.‑Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Skirmish at Snicker's Gap, Nov. 3, 1862, on the March to Falmouth, Va.; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Feb. 1 to Sep. 1, 1863; in command of Company at Ft. Union, N. M., Oct. 30, 1863, to June 7, 1864; on Recruiting service, July 18 to Oct. 31, 1864; on sick leave of absence, Nov. 23 to Dec. 30, 1864; and

 p658  (Retired from Active Service, Dec. 30, 1864, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Services and Disease Contracted in the Line of Duty)

on Mustering duty at Columbus, O., Jan. 19 to Aug. 16, 1865.

Served: as Commandant of Cadets at the Western Military Institute, Dayton, O. Sep. 19, 1865, to July, 1869.

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

(Charles Bryant Stivers)

Military History. — Out of service, March 1, 1891, under opinion of Attorney-General, Dec. 3, 1888.

(Captain of Infantry, Aug. 23, 1894, to rank from Sept. 9, 1861)

By Act of Congress, Aug. 8, 1894.

Retired, Sept. 4, 1894.

Residence, Dayton, O.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Dayton, O.

Died June 10, 1907, at Dayton, Ohio: Aged 73.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Notes:

a He was the father of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Charles P. Stivers.

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b1 b2 I can't reconcile the two passages marked: if he was a prisoner of Texan insurgents as late as 1862 he was not in garrison at Jefferson Barracks in 1861. The AOG obituary, though interesting, does nothing to clear up the matter.

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