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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III

(Born Vt.)

Charles A. Woodruff​1

(Ap'd Vt.)


Born Burke, VT.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1867, to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Shaw, Mon., Sep. 30, 1871, to Jan., 1872, — Ft. Benton, Mon., to May 2, 1872, — Ft. Shaw, Mon., to Mar. 17, 1876 (exploring country to Ft. Colville, Wash., Aug. 19 to Oct. 19, 1873, and at Camp Lewis, Mon., June 2 to Oct. 19, 1875), — Adjutant of Montana Infantry Battalion in Yellowstone and Sioux Expedition, Mar. 17 to Sep. 5, 1876 (leave of absence, to Feb. 6, 1877), — Ft. Shaw, Mon., Feb. 6 to July 28, 1877, — and Adjutant in the Nez Percés Expedition, to Aug. 9,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Aug. 9, 1877)

1877, being engaged in the Battle of Big Hole Pass, Aug. 9, 1877, where he was thrice severely wounded; on sick leave of absence, Oct. 30, 1877, to May, 1878; in Commissary-General's Office, Washington, D. C.,

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Mar. 28, 1877)

June 4 to Aug. 15, 1878; and as Depot Commissary at Leavenworth, Kan., Aug. 22, 1878, to Oct. 9, 1879; as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the District of New Mexico and Post of Ft. Marcy, N. M., to Oct. 31, 1884, — and of the Department of Columbia and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Nov. 17, 1884 (on various Staff duties, July 21, 1886, to May 14, 1889), to July 31, 1889; and as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 9, 1889, to –––––.

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

(Charles Albert Woodruff)

Military History. —

(Brevet Captain, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians at the Big Hole, Mont., Aug. 9, 1877, where he was wounded)

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Dec. 27, 1892)

Served: Purchasing and Depot Commissary of Subsistence, San Francisco, Cal., from Aug. 9, 1889 to April 5, 1894. — Assistant to the Commissary-General of Subsistence, Washington, D. C., April 10, 1894 (on various Boards) to May 26, 1896. — Chief Commissary, Department of the East, Governor's Island, N. Y., May 27, 1896 to –––––; Purchasing and Depot Commissary New York City, N. Y., May 3, 1898 to –––––; Inspecting Subsistence affairs in Cuba from Feb. 25 to March 24, 1899; Inspecting Subsistence affairs, San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 7 to Sept. 7, 1899; on Courts-Martial and various Boards. — In charge Subsistence Branch Army Transport Service at New York from Dec. 1, 1898 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General of Subsistence,
Feb. 4, 1898)

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General of Subsistence,
May 11, 1898)

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

Military History. — Relieved from duty as Chief Commissary Department of the East, Purchasing and Depot Commissary, New York City, and Superintendent Subsistence Branch Army Transport Service at New York, June 1, 1900. — Chief Commissary Division of the Pacific, Manila, Philippine Islands, July 16, 1900 to Aug. 1, 1902. — Superintendent  p179 Subsistence Branch Army Transport Service in the Philippine Islands July 16, 1900 to Aug. 1, 1902. — Chief Commissary, Department of California from Sept. 18, 1902 to July 27, 1903. — Superintendent Subsistence Branch Army Transport Service San Francisco, Oct. 1, 1902 to July 1, 1903. — Purchasing and Depot Commissary, San Francisco, Oct., 1, 1902 to July 1, 1903.

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, July 27, 1903)

Retired July 28, 1903, at his own request, over 30 Years' Service.

Civil History. — In Nicaragua, C. A., as Director Nicaragua Finance and Improvement Company, Dec., 1904 to May, 1905. — Member Fusion Campaign Committee, San Francisco, 1905. — Director State Savings and Commercial Bank, 1906. — Member Board of Visitors U. S. Naval Academy, 1906. — Director and Vice-President Automatic Packing Company, 1904. — Residence, Veteran's Home, Cal.

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

(Charles Albert Woodruff, Born April 26, 1845.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Commissary General, May 11, 1898.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., July 27, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 28, 1903,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Commandant Veteran's Home, California, Feb. 1, 1909, to April 30, 1914, when he resigned; engaged in Red Cross, American Protective League and other patriotic work from 1914.

Died, Aug. 13, 1920, at Berkeley, Cal.: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1922.º

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

The Author's Note:

1 Charles A. Woodruff, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted, June 5, 1862, in the 10th Vermont Volunteers; became Corporal, Sergeant, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant; served in the Department of Washington and with the Army of the Potomac in its various operations and battles, being four times wounded at Cold Harbor, Va.; and was discharged Aug. 18, 1865.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Woodruff's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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