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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III

(Born Ct.)

Charles H. Bonesteel

(Ap'd Dak.)


Born Aug. 29, 1851, Bridgeport, CT.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1872, to June 14, 1876, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 21st Infantry, June 15,º 1876.

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, July 8 to Aug. 30, 1876 (leave of absence, to Dec. 19, 1876); and on frontier duty at Camp Harney, Or., Dec. 19, 1876, to Sep. 1, 1878, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., Sep. 16, 1878, to June 25, 1884, — and

(First Lieut., 21st Infantry, July 17, 1883)

Ft. Sidney, Neb., to –––––; and Regimental Quartermaster, Mar. 25, 1888, to Feb. 28, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: At Rosebud Agency, S. D., from Nov., 1890 to April, 1891, during Sioux campaign; at Fort Randall, S. D., from May, 1891 to April, 1892. — At San Francisco, Cal., as Chief Signal Officer, Department of California, and Range Officer at the Presidio, from June, 1892 to Aug., 1893; at Fort Sidney, Neb., till June, 1894; at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to ––––

(Captain of Infantry, 21st Infantry, June 27, 1897)

Served in command of his company during the Spanish-American war  p268 in Cuba; took part in the battle of San Juan. — Nominated for Brevet Major, U. S. A., for services in that action.

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

(Charles Hartwell Bonesteel)

Military History.En route to Philippine Islands, April 10, 1899 to May 11, 1899; commanding battalion of regiment in the field in Philippine Islands to Sept. 8, 1899; on general court martial duty in Manila, Sept. 9, 1899 to Nov. 11, 1899; commanding battalion in the field in Philippine Islands; transferred to 27th Infantry, Aug. 19, 1901 to Aug. 27, 1901; en route to U. S. to Oct. 1, 1901; with regiment at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to Dec. 4, 1901; en route to Philippine Islands via Suez, to Feb. 3, 1902; commanding battalion in Mindanao, to April, 1902; Military Governor of Tawi Tawi Group of Islands, April 5, 1902;

(Major, 23d Infantry, May 9, 1902)

to May, 1902; sick to Sept. 4, 1902, when he land for U. S.

Died, Sept. 24, 1902, on Transport Sherman, at Sea: Aged 51.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1903, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Bonesteel's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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