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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1896

Vol. IV

(Born Ia.)

Charles Trumbull Boyd

(Ap'd Ia.)


Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., June 15, 1892 to June 12, 1896, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Add. Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry,
June 12, 1896)

 p618  Served: At Fort Grant, Ariz., Oct. 1, 1896

(Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, Jan. 14, 1897)

to March 24, 1897; at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., March 27, 1897 to July 15, 1898. — In the Department of the Pacific, with the 8th Army Corps, from July 15, 1898 to –––––; participated in the battles in and about Manila, Feb. and March, 1899; operations against Lateros and Pasig, March, 1899; operations against Malolos, March, 1899; operations against Balinag, San Miguel, and San Isidro, March and July, 1899; operations against Antipolo and Morong, June, 1899; operations against Paranaque and Las Pinas, June, 1899.

(Major, 37th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899)

— Served: In the field, Luzon, P. I., to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Regimental Commander, 37th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 18, 1899 to April 15, 1900; Quartermaster, horse Transport Thyra, Sept. 15, 1900 to Nov. 3, 1900; Quartermaster Samoa (Dix), Jan. 10, 1901 to May 1, 1901.

(First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service,
March 28, 1901)

(Transferred to 4th Cavalry, May 2, 1901)

— At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Camp A. E. Wood, California and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., May 2, 1901 to Oct. 23, 1902; Professor of Military Science and Tactics, University of Nevada, Nov. 3, 1902

(Captain, 10th Cavalry, Jan. 16, 1903)

 p568  to May 12, 1905; member of California Bar, Sept. 24, 1903; represented University of Nevada in Manchuria, during Japanese-Russia war, July to Oct., 1904.

(Major, Philippine Scouts, 4th Battalion, March 29, 1905)

— At Duluan, Mindanao and Cotabato, Mindanao, Sept. 15, 1905 to Oct. 28, 1906; Governor, Cotabato District, Jan. 1, 1906 to Oct. 28, 1906; relieved upon his own request, as Major, Philippine Scouts, July 13, 1906; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Dec. 30 and 31, 1906, and Feb. 28, 1907; accompanied regiment to Philippine Islands, March 1 to April 2, 1907; at Fort McKinley, P. I., April 3, 1907 to April 14, 1909; Regimental Adjutant, Aug. 7, 1907 to –––––; Adjutant-General, Fort William McKinley, P. I., Nov. 16, 1907 to Feb. 12, 1908; in Military Information Division, Philippines Division, May 14 to July 10, 1908; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., May 20, 1909 to –––––.

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

(Born Oct. 29, 1870.)

Military History. —

Captain, 10th Cavalry, Jan. 16, 1903.

Major, Philippine Scouts, By Detail, March 29, 1905.

Relieved from detail with Scouts, at his own request, July 13, 1906; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., May 20, 1909, to Aug. 1, 1911; (member of Cavalry Rifle Team, June 4 to 29, 1910); at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Army School of the Line, Aug. 4, 1911, to Aug. 15, 1912, when he entered the Staff Class; (Instructor at Camps of Instruction, Eastern Department, summer of 1912); relieved as student officer, Staff College, Dec. 15, 1912; at Fort Ethan Allen, commanding Troop, Dec. 21, 1912, to Dec. 5, 1913; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and on Mexican border, to Aug. 10, 1915; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Army Staff College, Aug. 11, 1915, to May 22, 1916, when he was relieved and joined his regiment in the Punitive Expedition into Mexico; in field in Mexico to June 21, 1916.

Killed in Action, June 21, 1916, At Carrizal, Mexico: Aged 45.a

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Details of the engagement at Carrizal and Capt. Boyd's death are told by William Ganoe (as part of a connected narrative on the Mexican hostilities) in The History of the United States Army, p459. A contemporaneous report and a photo of the man and of his funeral are given on Capt. Boyd's page at the Arlington Cemetery memorial site.

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