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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Charles M. Schaefferº

(Ap'd Ill.)


Born May 29, 1855, Lancaster, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1874, to June 13, 1878, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 15th Infantry, June 14, 1878.

 p301  Served: on frontier duty at Ojo Caliente, N. M., Oct. 3 to Nov. 19, 1878; on detached service, constructing Military Telegraph Line, Nov. 19, 1878, to Jan. 16, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Bliss, Tex., and Scouting,

(Transferred to 9th Cavalry, June 11, 1879)

to Sep. 29, 1881, — commanding company of Indian Scouts in New Mexico, to Dec. 12, 1881, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., and Scouting in Colorado, to Mar. 13, 1883; and on leave of absence, to July 31, 1883.

Resigned, July 31, 1883.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.​b — (Sometime Major, 14th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.)

Died by his own hand, June 24, 1900, at New Prague, Min.: Aged 42.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1901.º

Thayer's Notes:

a Maj. Schaeffer's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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b The outlines of his civilian career and of his Stateside military service during the Spanish-American War are given in his AOG obituary, q.v.; repairing the cold and unfair impression given by the Register.

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