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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Mis.)

Charles L. Steele

(Ap'd Ten.)


Born Oct. 17, 1856, Houston, MS.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875,  p324 to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 18th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., Sep. 30, 1879, to June 1, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Shaw, Mon., to Apr. 21, 1881, — Carroll and Rocky Point, Mon., to Oct. 24, 1881 (leave of absence, to Feb. 13, 1882), — Ft. Maginnis, Mon., to May 28, 1885, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to Aug. 11, 1885, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to Oct. 20, 1887, — Ft. Logan, Col., to

(First Lieut., 18th Infantry, Oct. 6, 1887)

Oct., 1889, — and Fort Clark, Tex.,º to Nov. 26, 1889 (leave of absence, to Jan. 2, 1890); and at David's Island, N. Y., on Recruiting Service, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Recruiting Depot, Davids Island (now Fort Slocum), from Jan., 1890 until May, 1891; at Fort Clark, Tex., to Sept. 15, 1893; at Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, from Sept. 15, 1893

(Captain of Infantry, 18th Infantry, May 12, 1895)

to Sept. 15, 1897. — At Fort Bliss, Tex., to April 15, 1898. — Commanded company in Spanish-American war, first at Camp of Concentration at New Orleans, La., and afterwards in Philippine Islands, sailing for latter with third Philippine expedition from San Francisco, June 27, 1898. — Was present, commanding company, at battle of Manila, Aug. 13, 1898; remained with company in Manila and Cavite until Nov. 27, 1898. — Returned to U. S. on sick leave of absence. — Recruiting duty, first at Philadelphia and afterward at Birmingham, Ala., March 15, 1899. — Under treatment at the U. S. General Hospital, Fort Bayard, N. M., till he

Died Jan. 18, 1900, at Fort Bayard, N. M.: Aged 43.

Buried, Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Steele's birth data are from his tombstone (q.v.).

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