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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Mis.)

Charles J. Crane

(Ap'd Tex.)


Born Hernando, MS.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1872, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 24th Infantry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 21, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Dec. 21, 1877, to Feb. 18, 1878, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., Feb. 20, 1878, to June 4, 1879, — Ft. Ringgold,

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Mar. 20, 1879)

Tex., to June 1, 1880, — Peña Colorada, Tex., to Sep. 11, 1880, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Nov. 18, 1880, — Ft. Concho, Tex., to Dec. 15, 1880, — Ft. Sill, I. T., to Mar. 22, 1881, — and Ft. Elliott, Tex., to Dec. 31, 1881; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, to Nov. 26, 1883; on frontier duty at Ft.  p285 Sill, I. T., to June 6, 1888, — and San Carlos, Ara., to Aug. 15, 1888; and at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Tactics, Aug. 28, 1888, to –––––.

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

(Charles Judson Crane)

Military History. — Relieved from duty at U. S. M. A., July 1, 1890. — (Adjutant, 24th Infantry, Aug. 14, 1890.) — Served at Fort Bayard, N. M.,º from Aug. 14, 1890 till Oct., 1896.

(Captain of Infantry, 24th Infantry, July 4, 1892)

— At Fort Douglas, Utah, from Oct. 15, 1896 till April 21, 1898, the date of departure of 24th Infantry for Spanish war.

(Colonel, 9th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, May 31, 1898)

— Regiment organized at New Orleans, La. — Left New Orleans with regiment, Aug. 17, 1898; landed at Santiago, Cuba, Aug. 23; in camp near Santiago, Cuba, and near San Luis, Cuba, from Aug. 23, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, May 25, 1899)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 38th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899)

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

Military History. — In camp near Santiago, Cuba, and near San Luis, Cuba, from Aug. 23, 1898 to April 26, 1899; joined Company, 24th Infantry, July 6, 1899 at Presidio, California; sailed July 13 for Manila and landed Aug. 11, 1899; commanding 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry at pump station on Mariquina River, Aug. 28; Brigade Inspector at Bacoor, till Dec. 30, 1899; joined 38th U. S. Volunteer Infantry and took part in expedition in Jan., 1900, through Cavite, Laguna and Batangas Provinces, commanding at Lipa, till Nov. 26; went with regiment to Iloilo, Panay; took part in expedition of Dec., 1900 and Jan., 1901, in Panay.

(Major, 16th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— On Military Commission duty at Iloilo during spring of 1901.

(A. A. G. (by detail Act, Feb. 2, 1901), Feb. 28, 1901)

— In field with General R. P. Hughes, in Samar, in May and June, 1901; in Adjutant-General's Department at Iloilo, Cebu, San Francisco and Governor's Island; left Manila, Aug. 23, 1902; landed at San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1902.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 8th Infantry, Aug. 21, 1903)

— Commanding District of Porto Rico and P. R. regiment, from Sept., 1903 to Sept., 1905.

(Military Secretary (by detail Act, Feb. 2, 1901)
Aug. 8, 1905 to Sept. 16, 1907)

— At St. Louis, Chicago and San Antonio; transferred to 17th Infantry, Sept. 16, 1907.

(Colonel, 9th Infantry, Oct. 25, 1907)

— At Fort Sam Houston, Jan.º to –––––.

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

(Charles Judson Crane, Born April 30, 1852.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 8th Infantry, Aug. 21, 1903.

At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 17, 1906, to

(Colonel, 9th Infantry, Oct. 25, 1907)

March 29, 1910; at Cebu, Philippines, commanding Warwick Bks., May 2, 1910, to June 5, 1912; at Fort Thomas, Ky., July 16, 1916; at Camp Perry, Ohio, commanding troops at National and International Matches, August and September, 1913; at Laredo, Texas, commanding Camp, March 23, 1914, to March 1, 1916 (commanding 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, March 15 to July, 1914).

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, April 30, 1916,
By Operation of Law.

Civil History. — After retirement, settled in San Antonio, Texas, building a home at 719 Grayson Street.

Military History. — Recalled to active duty May 3, 1917, and placed in command of Recruit and Casual Camp, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, Sept. 7, 1917, to July, 1918; at Houston, Texas, in charge of military instruction at Rice Institute, Sept. 1, 1918, to ––––

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 30, 1916,
By Operation of Law.

At Houston, Tex., in charge of military instruction at Rice Institute, Sept. 1, 1918, to Feb. 11, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Died, May 16, 1928, at Fort Sam Houston, Tex.: Aged 76.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1928.

Buried, Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, TX.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Crane's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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