[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]

[Link to a series of help pages]
[Link to the next level up]
[Link to my homepage]
This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.
[decorative delimiter]

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III

(Born Me.)

Charles G. Treat

(Ap'd Wis.)


Born Orono, ME.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1878, to June 13, 1882, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 13, 1882.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Omaha, Neb., Sep. 30, 1882, to Oct. 1, 1884; in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Dec. 1, 1885; under instruction at the Torpedo School, Willet's Point, N. Y., to July 1, 1886; in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Sep. 12, 1886, — Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to Aug. 12, 1888 (leave of absence, Sep. 2, 1888), — Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., to May 6, 1889, — and Ft. Hamilton,

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Mar. 26, 1889)

N. Y., to July 23, 1889; and as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Howard, July 23 to Oct. 18, 1889, and Aide-de‑Camp, Oct. 19, 1889, to –––––, at Headquarters of the Division of the Atlantic.

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

Military History. — Served: As Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General O. O. Howard, 1889 to Nov. 8, 1894. — In Department of California to Sept.,  p358 1896. — Adjutant, Light Artillery school, Fort Riley, Kan., to April, 1898. — Adjutant-General, Light Artillery Brigade, Tampa, Fla., Santiago, Cuba, and Montauk Point, L. I., to Sept., 1898. — On duty mustering out New York Volunteers, New York City, Sept.‑Dec. 21, 1898. — Havana, Cuba, as Assistant Adjutant-General on the staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.W. Ludlow, Military Governor, Dec. 26, 1898 to ––––

(Captain and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

(Major and Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 10, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: Senior Instructor of Artillery, U. S. Military Academy, 1900 to 1901; Commandant of Cadets, U. S. Military Academy, 1901‑1905.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Feb. 19, 1906)

— Assigned to 3d Field Artillery; detailed as Inspector-General, Army, Cuban Pacification, Dec. 3, 1906; on duty in Cuba.

(Assigned to 3d Field Artillery, July 1, 1908)

— At Fort Myer, Va., Dec., 1908 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Field Artillery, Jan. 14, 1910)

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

(Charles Gould Treat, Born Dec. 30, 1859.)

Military History. —

Captain, 7th Artillery, March 2, 1899.

At Fort Adams, R. I., Regimental Adjutant, June 4 to Dec. 17, 1899; at Washington, D. C., at Headquarters of the Army, Dec. 19, 1899, to April 25, 1900; at Fort Adams, R. I., Regimental Adjutant, April 28 to Aug. 30, 1900; at U. S. Military Academy, Senior Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Department of Tactics, Aug. 31, 1900, to June 14, 1901, and Commandant of Cadets, June 15, 1901, to June 15, 1905; on leave of absence, June 16 to Sep. 12, 1905; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, commanding 15th Field Battery, Sept. 15 to Nov. 11, 1905; at Fort Monroe, Va., on temporary duty, Nov. 15, 1905, to Jan. 25, 1906; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding 19th Field Battery, Jan. 31, 1906, to

(Major, Artillery Corps, Feb. 19, 1906)

March 14, 1906; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., commanding 10th Battery, Field Artillery, March 31 to Nov. 8, 1906; at Havana, Cuba, Inspector-General, Army of Cuban Pacification, Nov. 12, 1906, to

(Inspector-General, By Detail, Dec. 3, 1906)

(Assigned to 3d Field Artillery, July 1, 1908)

July 7, 1908; on leave of absence and en route to U. S., July 7 to Aug. 28, 1908; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, Aug. 29 to Oct. 1, 1908; at Fort Myer, Va., commanding Battalion, Oct. 2, 1908, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Field Artillery, Jan. 14, 1910)

June 14, 1910; at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, June 15, 1910, to

(Colonel, 3d Field Artillery, May 6, 1911)

Aug. 28, 1911; at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, commanding regiment, Sept. 1, 1911, to April 13, 1912; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, student officer at School of Fire for Field Artillery, April 14 to May 14, 1912; at Fort Sam Houston, commanding regiment, May 16, 1912, to April 21, 1914; at El Paso, Texas, commanding regiment, April 23 to May 29, 1914; on leave of absence and on detached service, May 30 to July 23, 1914; at Washington, D. C., at Army War College, Member Board of Ordnance and Fortification, Chairman of Committee on Revision of Field Artillery Drill Regulations, Chairman of Committee on Revision of Articles of War, President of Field Artillery Board on proposed new types of Field Artillery Material, July 24, 1914, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 18, 1916)

Dec. 1, 1916; en route to Hawaii Dec. 2 to 12, 1916; at Honolulu, Hawaii, commanding Hawaiian Department, Dec. 13, 1916, to

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

Aug. 15, 1917; en route to U. S., Aug. 16 to 24, 1917; at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala., commanding 37th Division, Sept. 2 to 20, 1917; en route to, and on special duty in France, and return to U. S., Sept. 21 to Dec. 1, 1917; at Camp Sheridan, Ala., commanding 37th Division, Dec. 2, 1917, to

 p336  (Honorably Discharged as Major-General, N. A., Only, April 24, 1918)

May 1, 1918; at San Francisco, Cal., commanding Western Department, May 8 to June 17, 1918; en route to Italy, June 18, 1918; appointed Chief of American Mission, commanding Base Section No. 8 and American Troops in Italy, July, 1918, to June, 1919; at Camp Sherman, Ohio, to January, 1920; commanding Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Jan. 12, 1920, ––––


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services. As Chief of the American Military Mission to Italy and Commanding Base Section No. 8, by his untiring devotion to duty, loyalty, and zeal, he performed his intricate duties with marked ability and sound judgment. By his cheerfulness and sound diplomatic ability he furthered those cordial relations which existed between the American and Italian troops, and was an important factor in maintaining the morale at a high state of efficiency during the trying days prior to the armistice."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 18, 1916.

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

Returned to Grade of Brigadier-General, Apr. 24, 1918.

At Fort Sam Houston, Tex., commanding post, Jan. 12 to Sept., 1920; at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., commanding post, Oct., 1920, to Dec., 1921; on leave of absence to date of retirement.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 26, 1922,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 21, 1930,
Act of June 21, 1930.

Awarded Serbian decoration and order of Saints Lazarus and Maurice of Italy.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Apr. 26, 1922.

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., June 21, 1930.

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

Military History: —

Brig Gen Ret 26 Apr 22;

Maj Gen Ret 21 Jun 30.

Died, Oct. 11, 1941, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 81.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Treat's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 9 Jul 16