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(Born N. Y.)
Charles C. Ballou
Born Orange, NY.a
Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1882, to July 1, 1886, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Second Lieut., 16th Infantry, July 1, 1886.
Served: on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 1, 1886, to May 28, 1888, — and Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, to –––––.
(Charles Clarendon Ballou)
Military History. — Served: In Sioux war, S. D., Jan., 1891. — Fort Douglas, Utah, to March 6, 1891.
(First Lieut. of Infantry, 12th Infantry, April 28, 1893)
— Professor of Military Science, Tactics, and Civil Engineering, Florida State Agricultural College, to July, 1893. — In charge of Apache prisoners of war, Mount Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Oct. 19, 1894; and at Fort Sill, Okla., to May 1, 1895. — At Fort Niobrara, Neb., May 10, 1895 to Sept. 1, 1897. — At Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to April 22, 1898. — With 12th Infantry at Chickamauga, Ga., to May 1, 1898. — Quartermaster, Illinois Volunteer forces, Springfield, Ill., to June 20.
(Major, 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, July 8, 1898)
— Mustering officer to Aug. 15; joined regiment at Thoroughfare, Va., Aug. 20; Camp Meade, Pa., Aug. 28;
(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Oct. 20, 1898)
p434 Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Feb. 11, 1899. — En route to and in the Philippines, with 12th Infantry, Feb. 11, 1899 to –––––
(Captain of Infantry, 12th Infantry, March 2, 1899)
Military History. — At Fort Niagara, N. Y., April 9, 1908; en route to and in the Philippines, with 12th Infantry, Feb. 11, 1899 to Dec. 30, 1899.
(Captain, 12th Infantry, March 2, 1899)
— Regimental Quartermaster, April 14, 1899 to Nov. –––––, 1899, when resignation was accepted, because of disability; participated in battle of Zapote River, June 13, 1899; various minor engagements about San Fernando de Pampanga, in June, July and Aug.; in the general engagement of Aug. 9, and in the assault on Angeles, on Aug. 16, 1899, and various skirmishes and engagements, incident to the defense of Angeles, during Aug., Sept. and Oct.; sick leave in U. S., Jan. 30 to Aug. 25, 1900; Fort Slocum, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1900 to July 1, 1902; Fort Bliss, Tex., to March 2, 1904; Monterey, Cal., to May 3, 1904.
(Transferred to 15th Infantry, Feb. 19, 1904)
— Angel Island, to June 1, 1904; en route to and from Philippine Islands, June 1, Aug. 15, 1904; Monterey, Cal., to Nov. 6, 1905.
(Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 1, 1904)
— Philippines, Nov. 6, 1905 to May 15, 1906.
(Transferred to 12th Infantry, Feb. 7, 1906)
(Regimental Commissary, Dec. 21, 1905 to Feb. 7, 1906)
Fort Niagara, N. Y., May 24, 1906 to –––––; Constructing Quartermaster, July 1, 1906 to –––––.
(Charles Clarendon Ballou, Born June 13, 1862.)
Military History. —
Captain, 12th Infantry, March 2, 1899.
Transferred to 15th Infantry, Feb. 19, 1904.
Transferred to 12th Infantry, Feb. 7, 1906.
At Fort Niagara, N. Y., Constructing Quartermaster, July 1, 1906, to Oct. 31, 1908;
(Captain and Quartermaster, by Detail, Oct. 31, 1908)
at Baltimore, Md., Nov. 1, 1908, to
(Major, 7th Infantry, June 26, 1909)
Dec. 31, 1909; (superintended construction of the first monolithic concrete Army Barrack at Fort Howard, Md.); at Washington, D. C., in charge of Personnel Branch, Quartermaster General's Office, Jan. 1, to June 28, 1910; in Philippines with 7th Infantry, July 5, 1910, to Jan. 7, 1912; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., to
(Transferred to 24th Infantry, Sept. 17, 1912)
Nov. 30, 1912; in Philippines, with 24th Infantry, Dec. 5, 1912, to
(Lieut.‑Colonel, 24th Infantry, Feb. 7, 1915)
Oct. 13, 1915; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 14 to Dec. 31, 1915; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Field Officer's School, Jan. 1 to April 4, 1916; with regiment in Mexico, April 8 to
(Colonel of Infantry, July 19, 1916)
Aug. 9, 1916; at Washington, D. C., at Army War College, Sept. 13, 1916, to June 1, 1917; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, commanding Colored Officer's Training Camp, June 4 to
(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)
Sept. 20, 1917; at Camp Dodge, Iowa, commanding 163rd Depot Brigade, Sept. 21 to Oct. 27, 1917; assigned to command of 92nd Division; at Camp Funston, Kans., organizing 92nd Division, Nov. 1, 1917, to
(Major-General, National Army, Nov. 28, 1917)
May 23, 1918; en route, Camp Funston to Brest, France, May 23 to June 18, 1918; at Bourbonne les Bains, engaged in intensive training, June 25 to Aug. 12, 1918, on which latter date 92nd Division moved to the front, with Hdqrs. at Bruyeres until Aug. 23, and thereafter until Sept. 20 at St. Dié, attached to 33rd Corps, 8th French Army; participated in the usual incidents of trench warfare; on Sept. 22, 92nd Division moved to Argonne Forest with Hdqrs. at Triaucourt, and thereafter, successively, at Beauchamp Farm, , St. Thomas p443 and Servon, under command of General Mondésir; Division transferred to the Moselle directly south of Metz, where Hdqrs. established Oct. 10, 1918; actively engaged in re‑organizing Sector and in raiding, to Nov. 9; assigned to command of 6th Corps, Oct. 23, and commanded this Corps in the battle begun 7:00 A.M. Nov. 10 and concluded with the signing of the Armistice at 11:00 A.M. Nov. 11, 1918; transferred to 86th Division, Nov. 19; arrived in U. S., Jan. 25, 1919; assigned to command of 19th Division at Camp Dodge, Iowa, Jan. 25, 1919.
Military History: —
Colonel of Infantry, July 19, 1916.
Major-General, National Army, Nov. 28, 1917.
At Camp Dodge, Iowa, commanding 19th Division, Jan. 25, 1919, to May 14, 1919;
Returned to Grade of Colonel, May 15, 1919.
at Chicago, Ill., Recruiting Officer, May 15, 1919, to Jan. 19, 1920; at Camp Logan, Colo., commanding Camp, Jan. 21 to Aug. 6; at Denver, Colo., in charge of military government of city incident to street railway strike and rioting, Aug. 6 to Sept. 15; at Fort Logan, Colo., commanding post, to Oct. 25; at Fort George Wright, Wash., commanding 21st Infantry, Oct. 27, 1920, to Apr., 1923; (designation of regiment changed to 58th Infantry on Oct. 6, 1921, and to 4th Infantry on June 21, 1922); on leave of absence to July 7; at Camp Lewis, Wash., to Aug.; at New York City on recruiting duty, Aug. 25, 1923, to Apr. 23, 1925; en route to San Francisco, Calif., via Panama, in charge of recruit detachment, to May 9; at Spokane, Wash., in charge of recruiting, May 14, 1925, to June 13, 1926.
Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 13, 1926,
Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Angeles, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Aug. 16, 1899."
Decorations: — Officer of the Legion of Honor, France; Croix de Guerre with Palm.
Died July 23, 1928, at Spokane, Wash.: Aged 66.
Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.
Major-General, U. S. A., (Posthumously) July 23, 1928.
Buried, Fort George Wright Cemetery, Spokane, WA.
a Gen. Ballou's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.
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