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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1890

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

Charles S. Bromwell

(Ap'd O.)


Born Newport, KY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1886, to June 12, 1890, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 12, 1890.

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

(Charles Summers Bromwell)

Military History. — Served: Under instruction at Engineer School at Willet's Point, N. Y. H., Oct., 1890-May, 1893;

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, May 18, 1893)

on duty at West Point with Company E, Battalion of Engineers, and as Assistant Instructor of Practical and Military Engineering U. S. M. A., June, 1893-May, 1896;

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 12, 1895)

under orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Handbury, Corps of Engineers, St. Louis, Mo., May, 1896-April, 1898; on detached duty, locating boundaries of Yellowstone National Park, June to Oct., 1896 and June to Oct., 1897; under orders of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillette, Savannah, Ga., in charge of torpedo defense of Savannah Harbor, April 13-Aug. 24, 1898; on duty at Boston, Mas., under orders of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Mansfield, Corps of Engineers, and subsequently of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Suter, Corps of Engineers, in local charge of construction of defensive works at Fort Warren and Long Island Head, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: In local charge of construction of defensive works at Fort Warren and Long Island Head, to April 1, 1900; in the Office of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, as Assistant, until Sept. 30, 1902.

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 2, 1901)

— In charge of the Fourth District for the improvement of the Mississippi River, with station at New Orleans, from Sept. 30, 1902, and in charge of the improvement of certain rivers and harbors in the Gulf Division, from Dec. 1, 1904, and in temporary charge of the Vicksburg Engineer District, from June 5, 1903; in charge of the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds, in Washington, D. C., with the rank of Colonel, and acting as Military Aide to the President, from May 31, 1904 to –––––.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, June 7, 1907)

— On temporary duty as Military Attache to Greece to observe the maneuvers of the Greek Army, from Aug. 10 to Nov. 6, 1907.

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

(Charles Summers Bromwell, Born May 1, 1869.)

Military History. —

Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 2, 1901.

At Washington, D. C., Aide to the President, May 31, 1904, to May 16, 1909; (on temporary duty as Military Attaché in Greece to observe maneuvers of Greek Army, Aug. 10 to Nov. 6, 1907); at Milwaukee, Wis., on Engineer duty, March 17, 1909, to July 27, 1912; (Engineer, 9th Lighthouse District, March 27, 1909; Chief Engineer, Department of the Lakes, Aug. 25 to Oct. 28, 1910); at Cleveland, Ohio, on Engineer duty, July 29, 1912, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1914)

June 24, 1914; en route to Hawaii to July 14, 1914; District Engineer, Honolulu District, and Superintendent of Construction and Repair in 19th Lighthouse District from July 14, 1914;

Died, Suicide, Dec. 10, 1915, at Honolulu, Hawaii: Aged 46.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1916.

Buried, Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Col. Bromwell's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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