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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1862

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Charles R. Suter​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Charles Russell Suter: Born May 5, 1842.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1858, to June 17, 1862, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 17, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Asst. Engineer, 3d Army Corps, in the Northern Virginia Campaign, July 10 to Sep. 6, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, — and Skirmishes on the Rappahannock, Aug., 1862; as Asst. Engineer, 1st Corps, Sep. 6‑20, and with Engineer Battalion, Sep. 22 to Nov. 16, 1862 (Army of the Potomac), in the Maryland Campaign, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — in building, guarding, and repairing Ponton Bridges across the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, at Harper's Ferry, and constructing Defenses on Maryland Heights, Sep. 21 to Nov. 3, 1862, — and on March to Falmouth, Va., Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), as Asst. Engineer of Centre Grand Division, Nov. 16, 1862, to Feb. 25, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and in command of Engineer Company, constructing field-works, making surveys, guarding bridges, etc., Feb. 25

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863)

to Mar. 16, 1863; as Asst. Engineer, Department of the South, Mar., 1863, to Mar. 31, 1864, being engaged in the Descent upon Morris Island, in charge of the covering Batteries, July 10, 1863, — Bombardment of Ft. Sumter, Aug. 17‑23, and Nov. 1‑10, 1863, — Siege of Ft. Wagner, July 10 to Sep. 7, 1863, — and in charge of Engineer Operations at Hilton

(Bvt. Captain, July 18, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Morris Island, S. C.)

Head and Port Royal Island, Dec. 5, 1863, to Mar. 31, 1864; as Chief Engineer of the District of Florida, Mar. 31 to May 3, 1864; and as Asst. Engineer, May 3‑28, and Chief Engineer, May 28, 1864, to

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, June 17, 1864)

 p848  Oct. 2, 1865, of the Department of the South, and subsequently Department of South Carolina, in charge of examinations of the condition of

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

Fts. Pulaski and Jackson, Ga., and Castle Pinckney and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., Aug. 24 to Dec. 26, 1865, — of Charleston Harbor, Dec. 26, 1865, to July 18, 1866, — and of Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah, Ga., Feb. 26 to July 18, 1866; and on leave of absence, July 18 to Aug. 31, 1866.

Served: as Asst. Engineer on Survey of the Upper Mississippi, Sep. 1, 1866, to 1868, — and in removal of obstructions in Western Rivers, June 30, 1868, to Mar. 27, 1873; as Superintending Engineer of the

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 10, 1871)

Survey and Improvement of various Western Rivers, Apr. 7, 1873, to May 31, 1876, — of Fifteenth Light-house District, July 20, 1874, to Mar., 1876, — of Survey of Transportation Route by the Mississippi from Cairo to New Orleans, July 20, 1874, to Feb. 18, 1875, — of part of Fourteenth Light-house District, Sep. 29, 1874, to Mar., 1876; as Member of the Mississippi River Commission, since June 30, 1879, — and of the Missouri River Commission, since July 7, 1884; as Engineer of the Sixteenth Light-house District, since Jan. 1, 1887; supervising the construction

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 10, 1887)

of various Bridges across the Missouri River, since June 25, 1887; and as Member of various Special Engineer Boards on River and Harbor Improvements, Bridge Construction, etc., 1873‑90.

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

Military History. — Served: As member of Mississippi River Commission, as member and President of Missouri River Commission, as Engineer 15th and 16th Lighthouse Districts, supervising the construction of various bridges across the Missouri River, and as member of various special Engineer Boards till Jan. 14, 1896.

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 12, 1895)

— As Division Engineer of Pacific Division, in charge of fortifications and river and harbor works, San Francisco, Cal., and as member of various special boards from Jan. 23, 1896 to Oct. 15, 1898. — As member and president of California Débris Commission, Dec. 27, 1895, to Oct. 15, 1898. — In charge of fortifications and river and harbor works in vicinity of Boston, Mas., from Nov. 1, 1898 till ––––.

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

Military History. — Served: in charge of fortifications and river and harbor works in vicinity of Boston, Mass., from Nov. 1, 1898 till May 31, 1901. — As Division Engineer of the Northeast Division from May 9, 1901 till May 5, 1906. — As member and President of the Board of Engineers, of Board of Engineer Officers to consider and report upon the subject of the harbor lines of New York Harbor and its adjacent waters and of Board of Officers for the examination for promotion of certain officers of the Corps of Engineers, from May 6, 1901 till May 5, 1906.—

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., May 5, 1906)

Retired from Active Service May 5, 1906, by operation of law.

— Residence, Brookline, Mass.

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

(Charles Russell Suter, Born May 5, 1842.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 12, 1895.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 5, 1906,
By Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, May 5, 1906,
Act of April 23, 1904.

After retirement, resided at Brookline, Mass.

Died, Aug. 7, 1920, at Brookline, Mass.: Aged 78.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Assistant Surgeon A. F. Suter, U. S. A.º

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