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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1889

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

Charles Young

(Ap'd O.)


Born Helena, KY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1884,  p431 to Aug. 31, 1889, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., 10th Cavalry, Aug. 31, 1889.

Transferred to 25th Infantry, Oct. 4, 1889.

Second Lieut., 25th Infantry, Oct. 4, 1889.

Transferred to 9th Cavalry, Oct. 31, 1889.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Robinson, Neb., Nov. 28, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Robinson, Neb., to Sept. 19, 1890; at Fort Du Chesne, Utah, to May 21, 1894; on leave to Sept. 1, 1894; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, O., Sept. 1, 1894

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, Dec. 22, 1896)

(Transferred to 9th Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1897)

to May, 1898;

(Major, 9th Ohio Volunteer Colored Infantry, May 14, 1898)

commanding battalion at Camp Alger, Va., May to Aug., 1898; at Camp Meade, Pa., to Nov. 17, 1898; at Summerville, S. C., untilº

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 28, 1899)

waiting orders, Jan. to Sept., 1899; with his troop at Fort Du Chesne, Utah, Sept. 22, 1899 to ––––

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

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Captain, 9th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

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

(Born March 12, 1864.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Dec. 22, 1896.

Transferred to 9th Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1897.

Major, 9th Ohio Volunteer Colored Infantry, May 14, 1898.

Honorably Mustered Out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 28, 1899.

At Fort Duchesne, Utah, with Troop, Sept. 22, 1899, to

(Captain, 9th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

April 1, 1901; en route to Philippines, April, 1901; commanding Troop at Samar, Blanca Aurora, Daraga, Toboca, Rosana and San Joaquin to Oct. 6, 1902; en route to U. S. to Oct. 31, 1902; at San Francisco, Cal., commanding Troop, to May, 1903; acting Superintendent of Sequoia and General Grant National Parks, Cal., May 20 to Nov. 2, 1903; at Presidio of San Francisco, commanding Troop, to May 13, 1904; at Port au Prince, Hayti, Military Attaché, May, 1904, to April 28, 1907; at Washington, D. C., on duty in 2d Division, General Staff, May 7, 1907, to June 1, 1908; en route to Philippines to Aug. 3, 1908; at Camp McGrath, P. I., commanding Troop and 3rd Squadron, Aug. 7, 1908, to May, 1909; en route to U. S., May 15 to June 10, 1909; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., commanding Troop and 2nd Squadron, to March, 1911; at San Antonio, Texas, in Maneuver Division, to July, 1911; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to Dec. 26, 1911; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, December 31, 1911, to March 30, 1912; at Monrovia, Liberia, Military Attaché, May 31, 1912, to

 p537  (Major, 9th Cavalry, Aug. 28, 1912)

Dec. 31, 1915; (received "Spingarn Medal" for African work); in Mexico with Punitive Expedition, Feb. 16, 1916, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 10th Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

March 9, 1917;

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 22, 1917,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Recalled to active service; on duty with National Guard, State of Ohio, to Nov. 6, 1918; at Camp Grant, Ill., commanding Development Unit, Nov. 6, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 22, 1917,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Jan. 8, 1922, at Monrovia, Liberia: Aged 57.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1922.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.​b

The Author's Notes:

1 Number wrongly printed in Register, 3d edition.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Young's birthplace is from his AOG obituary. Other sources give Mayslick, KY, a slightly larger village about 6 km NW of Helena.

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b Col. Young's career is interestingly covered in some detail by a collection of resources transcribed on his page at the Arlington Cemetery site; additional information of interest is given by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

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