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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born Ind.)

Charles McQuiston

(Ap'd Ind.)


Born Washington Township, Fort Wayne, IN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1879, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 13, 1883.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Omaha, Neb., Sep. 30, 1883, to July 2, 1886, — and at Ft. Coeur d'Alène, Ida. (now Ft. Sherman), to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Sherman, Ida.,

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 19th Infantry, Feb. 24, 1891)

(Transferred to 15th Infantry, July 20, 1891)

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, Nov. 5, 1891)

(Transferred to 4th Infantry, Dec. 8, 1891)

to Jan., 1892; at Fort Spokane, Wash. (at Warder, Ida., during miner disturbances, July to Nov., 1892), to Sept. 11, 1893; at Fort Sherman, Ida., to Oct. 5, 1894. — Under instruction at the Torpedo School, Willets Point, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1894 to Oct. 4, 1895. — Garrison duty at Fort Sherman, Ida., Nov. 8, 1895 to Oct. 12, 1896; (Regimental Quartermaster, Sept. 1, 1896 to Aug. 1, 1898); at Fort Sheridan, Ill., to April 19, 1898; with regiment at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago and in Cuba to Aug., 1898, being engaged in the battles of El Caney, July 1, San Juan, July 1‑3, and in the operations against Santiago to July 17, 1898;

(Captain of Infantry, July 23, 1898)

(Assigned to 4th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1899)

at Camp Wikoff, N. Y., Aug. to Sept., 1898; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., to Feb. 27, 1899; on recruiting service at Des Moines, Iowa, to Dec. 11, 1899. — On sick leave to March 31, 1900. — En route to and in the Philippines, in active service in the field, until he

Died, Sept. 15, 1900, at Bacoor, Luzon, P. I.: Aged 42.

 p382  Captain McQuiston, while temporarily insane, attacked the men of his command and shot one or more of them, and died from the effect of a gunshot wound fired by his own men in self-defense.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1901.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. McQuiston's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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