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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Io.)

Charles H. Barth

(Ap'd Kan.)


Born Sheridan, IA.​a

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

Second Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Grant, Ft. Thomas, San Carlos Agency, and Rocky Cañon, Ara., Sep. 29, 1881, to Apr. 14, 1882, — at Camps Rucker and Price, Ara., to Aug. 18, 1882, — and Ft. Bowie, Ara., to Sep. 10, 1882; in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., to July 26, 1887; on frontier duty at Ft. Yates, Dak., to Aug., 1889; and under instruction at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Oct.,

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 12th Infantry, April 23, 1890)

1894. — (Honor Graduate, U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, 1891.) — Assistant Instructor, U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School, Sept. 1, 1891–June 20, 1893. — (Adjutant, 12th Infantry, June 20, 1893 to June 19, 1897.) — At Ft. Niobrara, Neb., to Sept., 1898.

(Captain of Infantry, 12th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

— In camp near Waco, Ga., and at Montauk Point, N. Y., to Feb. 14, 1899. — At Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to April 14, 1899. — En route to and in the Philippine Islands (at various points in the island of Luzon) to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Niobrara, Neb., to July, 1898; in camp near Waco, Ga., and at Montauk Point, N. Y., to Sept., 1898; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Feb. 14, 1899; en route to and in the Philippine Islands (at various points in the island of Luzon) to March 31, 1902.

(Adjutant, 12th Infantry, Aug. 8, 1900 to Aug. 31, 1903)

— Assistant Instructor and Senior Instructor U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School and Staff College, Sept. 1, 1903 to –––––.

(Major of Infantry, 12th Infantry, April 7, 1904)

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

(Charles Henry Barth, Born Dec. 28, 1858.)

Military History. —

Captain, 12th Infantry, April 26, 1898

En route to and in Philippine Islands and in campaign against Insurgents at various points in Island of Luzon, Feb. 14, 1899, to March 31, 1902; en route to U. S. and at Fort Douglas, Utah, to Aug. 31, 1903 (Regimental Adjutant, Aug. 8, 1900, to Aug. 31, 1903); at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., Assistant Instructor and Senior Instructor, Department of Military Art, U. S. Infantry and Cavalry School and Staff College, to

(Major, 12th Infantry, April 7, 1904)

Dec. 3, 1905; at Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, Cal., to June 1, 1907; at Fort Niagara, N. Y., to Aug. 25, 1908; at Washington, D. C., at Army War College, first as student officer and later as Assistant Director, to Aug. 5, 1910; en route to Philippines and in Philippines to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 12th Infantry, March 11, 1911)

Sept. 1, 1911; en route to U. S. and at Presidio of Monterey, Cal., to Oct. 26, 1912;

(Adjutant-General, By Drill, Oct. 26, 1912)

at Atlanta, Ga., to March 23, 1914; at Laredo, Texas, to

(Colonel, 27th Infantry, May 30, 1914)

June 29, 1914; at Springfield, Ill., with National Guard, to Sept. 1, 1914; at Texas City, Texas, to Sept. 26, 1915; en route to Philippines (including four months' delay in Panama due to canal slides), and in Philippines to May 15, 1917; en route to U. S. and at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 18, 1917; at Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., commanding 81st Combatant Division, National Army, to Dec. 28, 1917 (except Oct. 8 to Nov. 23, 1917); at Chickamauga Park, Ga., to Feb. 5, 1918; at Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, to July 16, 1918; en route to and in France to Nov. 1, 1918 (commanding 7th Regular Combatant Division, Jan. 1 to Oct. 24, 1918); at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., Nov. 19, 1918, to

(Returned to Grade of Colonel, Feb. 5, 1919)

Feb. 24, 1919; (commanding Camp from Dec. 2, 1918); at Camp Lee, Va., commanding 62nd Infantry, Feb. 25, 1919, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Colonel, 27th Infantry, May 30, 1914.

Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Feb. 5, 1919.

Commanding 62nd Infantry, Feb. 25, 1919, to Aug. 29, 1921; (at Camp Lee, Va., Feb. 25, 1919, to Feb. 21, 1921; en route to Philippines to Apr. 3; commanded Camp Lee, Aug. 28, 1920, to Feb. 21, 1921; commanded Defenses of Manila and Subic Valleys, Apr. 3 to Aug. 13, 1921);

(Transferred to 57th Infantry, Aug. 29, 1921)

at Fort William McKinley, P. I., commanding 57th Infantry, Dec. 15, 1921, to Oct. 12, 1922; (commanding post, Dec. 15, 1921, to Apr. 5, 1922; commanding 23rd Infantry Brigade, Jan. 5 to Oct. 12, 1922); en route to U. S. to

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Dec. 2, 1922.

Dec. 12, 1922.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 28, 1922,
By Operation of Law.

At Leavenworth, Kans., Governor of Western Branch, National Soldiers' Home, May 4, 1925, to Dec. 5, 1926.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Zapote River, Luzon, P. I., June 13, 1899."

Died, Dec. 5, 1926, at Leavenworth, Kans.: Aged 67.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Buried, Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Barth's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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