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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born N. J.)

Charles A. Bennett

(Ap'd N. J.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1877, to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 11, 1881.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y.,º Sep. 30 to Nov. 11, 1881, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla. (on Rifle Competition, Aug. 4 to Nov. 27, 1882), to June 25, 1883, — Atlanta, Ga., to Nov. 23, 1883, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to Apr. 21, 1884, — Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to Sep. 1, 1886, — and Washington Barracks, D. C., to –––––.

First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 16, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: With regiment, Washington Barracks, D. C., 1890‑91; Fort McHenry, Md., 1891‑92. — On special recruiting duty for Light Artillery, 1892‑96, in Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, and West Virginia. — With regiment, Angel Island, Cal., Dec., 1896 to Dec., 1897; San Diego Barracks, Cal., Dec., 1897 to Jan., 1899. — Served, during war with Spain, at fort at San Diego Harbor, Cal., and as Chief Mustering  p342 Officer, State of Nevada. — With Light Battery at Savannah, Ga., and Fort Riley, Kan., Jan., 1899 to ––––

(Captain of Artillery, 3d Artillery, March 2, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: With Light Battery at Savannah, Ga., and Fort Riley, Kan., Jan., 1899 to May, 1899.

(Captain of 3d Artillery, March 2, 1899)

— Commanded Battery O, 3d Artillery, as follows: At Presidio, San Francisco, May, 1899 to July, 1900; in China Relief Expedition, July, 1900 to Nov., 1900; in Philippine Islands at Santa Rosa, Laguna Province, Nov., 1900 to Sept., 1901; commanded 1st Battery, Field Artillery, at Presidio, San Francisco, Oct., 1901 to June, 1906, including service at maneuvers in 1904; at Fort Sill, Okla., with 2d Provisional Regiment, Field Artillery, in 1905, and at San Francisco earthquake and fire.

(Major, Artillery Corps, April 1, 1906)

— Commanded Battalion, Mountain Artillery at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, July, 1906 to Sept., 1906, including service at maneuvers in Washington; commanded Battalion Light Artillery at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Sept., 1906 to June, 1907.

(Assigned to Coast Artillery Corps, May 4, 1907)

— In command of Fort Mott, New Jersey, July, 1907 to –––––.

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

(Charles Asa Bennett, Born Oct. 30, 1859)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, April 1, 1906

Assigned to Coast Artillery Corps, May 4, 1907.

At Fort Mott, N. J., commanding post, July, 1907, to October, 1909; at Fort Terry, N. Y., October, 1909, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Dec. 7, 1909)

September, 1911; at Fort Caswell, N. C., October, 1911, to

(Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Dec. 6, 1911)

June, 1917; at Charleston, S. C., June‑July, 1917; at Fort Constitution, N. H., July‑August, 1917; at Boston, Mass., August, 1917, to August, 1918; at Fort Moultrie, S. C., August, 1918, to May 10, 1920.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 10, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 42 Years' Service.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 10, 1920,
At His Own Request, After Over 42 Years' Service.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., May 10, 1920.

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 10 May 20

Civil History: — 5670 Miles Ave, Oakland 9 Calif​a

Died, Mar. 15, 1954, at Oakland, Cal.: Aged 94.​b

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

Thayer's Notes:

a An article by Col. Bennett is onsite: "From Harbor Defense to Coast Defense" (Journal of the United States Artillery, 1915, Vol. XLIV, pp159‑163); in which he lays out the case that planes and submarines, new weapons at the time, would require significant changes in American coastal defense policy.

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b Col. Bennett died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from an obituary notice in the Oakland Tribune, Mar. 17, 1954.

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