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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Charles W. Taylor

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Ballston, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1874, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Cavalry, June 13, 1879.

 p326  Served: on frontier duty at Santa Fé, N. M., Sep. 26 to Oct. 3, 1879, — with the Commanding Officer of the District of New Mexico on Ute Campaign in Colorado, to Jan. 13, 1880, — in the field, to Aug. 28, 1880, being engaged with Apaches, Apr. 6‑7, 1880, — Ft. Bayard, N. M. (sick), to Oct. 1, 1880, — Ft. Cummings, N. M., and Scouting, to Apr. 17, 1881, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to July 8, 1881, — in the field and at Ft. Cummings, N. M., in command of a Company of Indian Scouts, to Dec. 5, 1881, being engaged against Apaches, Aug. 25, 1881, — Ft. Reno, I. T., and in the Oklahoma District (leave of absence, Nov. 20, 1882, to Feb. 22, 1883), to June 15, 1884; Acting Asst. Quartermaster of the District of

(First Lieut., 9th Cavalry, May 7, 1884)

Oklahoma, to Nov. 27, 1884, — Ft. Riley, Kan. (sick leave of absence, Jan. 5 to Apr. 1, 1885), to June 11, 1885, — Regimental Quartermaster, Feb. 12, 1885, to Mar. 1, 1889, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to May 3, 1887, — and Ft. Robinson, Neb. (leave of absence, Dec. 5, 1887, to Mar. 16, 1888), to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(Brevet 1st Lieutenant, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians in the San Andreas Mountains, N. M., April 7, 1880)

Organized and commanded Indian Scouts, Sioux war, 1890‑91, S. D.

(Captain of Cavalry, 9th Cavalry, July 28, 1892)

Served: In command of troop at Forts Leavenworth, McKinney, and  p322 Robinson, to April, 1898. — Served in Spanish-American war; participated in battles of La Quisama and San Juan before Santiago de Cuba. — Treasurer U. S. Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., to ––––

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

Military History. — Treasurer U. S. Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., to March, 1902.

(Major, 13th Cavalry, Feb. 22, 1902)

— Command squadron, Fort Meade, S. D., Sept. 8, 1902 to March, 1903; Philippine Islands, command of Batangas and Binan, to Sept., 1903;  p301 general recruiting service, St. Paul, Minn., to Nov., 1905; command of Fort Sill, O. T., to June, 1907; duty with squadron, Fort Leavenworth, Kas., to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Cavalry, May 6, 1908)

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

(Charles William Taylor, Born May 27, 1856.)

Military History. —

Major, 13th Cavalry, Feb. 22, 1902.

At Fort Leavenworth, Kans., with Squadron, June, 1907 to May,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Cavalry, May 6, 1908)

1908; at Fort Snelling, Minn., commanding post, to November, 1908;

(Adjutant-General, by Detail, Nov. 15, 1908)

at Washington, D. C., in office of Adjutant-General, to June, 1910; Adjutant-General, Department of Colorado, to July, 1911; Adjutant-General, Department of the Lakes, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, Feb. 29, 1912)

May, 1912; at Fort Snelling, commanding Post to Nov., 1912; at Manila, on special duty in charge of Forage Production in the Philippines, April, 1913, to June, 1914;

(Assigned to 8th Cavalry, June 15, 1914)

at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., commanding 8th Cavalry, to October, 1914; at Fort William McKinley, October, 1914, to September, 1915; returned to U. S. with regiment, October, 1915; at Fort Bliss, Texas, commanding regiment and Post, to Oct. 23, 1916;

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 26, 1916,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Returned to active duty, September, 1917; at Boston, Mass., on recruiting duty to November, 1918; at Hoboken, N. J., on General Court Martial duty, November, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 26, 1916,
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Hoboken, N. J., on General Court Martial duty, Nov., 1918, to Apr. 30, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Oct. 26, 1916.

Died, Feb. 13, 1939, at San Francisco, Calif.: Aged 82.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Taylor's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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