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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III

(Born O.)

Charlesº E. Garst

(Ap'd Io.)


Charles Elias Garst: Born Aug. 23, 1853, Dayton, OH.​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., 15th Infantry, June 15,º 1876.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., Sep. 28, 1876, to Dec. 31, 1877, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., Jan. 17 to Nov. 24, 1878, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., Dec. 2, 1878, to Nov. 8, 1881, — Ft. Lyon, Col., to Nov. 9, 1882, — and Ft. Randall, Dak., to July 12, 1883; and on leave of absence, to Jan. 10, 1884.

Resigned, Jan. 10, 1884.

Civil History. — Missionary in Japan, since Oct. 20, 1883.

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

Civil History. — Missionary in Japan, 1883 to 1898.

Died Dec. 28, 1898, at Tokyo, Japan: Aged 46.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Aoyama Cemetery, Tokyo, Japan.

Thayer's Note:

a Rev. Garst's middle name and birth data are from p24 of A West-Pointer in the Land of the Mikado (Fleming H. Revell Company, New York, 1913), a biography of him by his wife, Laura DeLany Garst; his AOG obituary gives his birthdate as August 21.

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