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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1834

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Charles A. Fuller

(Ap'd Mas.)


Charles Alexander Fuller: Born Aug. 22, 1814, Dorchester, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1834, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1834.

Served: on Topographical duty, Aug. 22, 1834, to Jan. 21, 1836; in

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Feb. 28, 1835)

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Dec. 31, 1836)

the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836; and on leave of absence, 1836‑37.

Resigned, May 31, 1837.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, 1837‑53. U. S. Agent and Engineer for the Improvement of the Ohio river, 1853‑55, — of Red River, 1854‑58, — and of the Mouths of the Mississippi River, 1858‑61. Aide-de‑Camp, with the rank of Colonel, to the Governor of Kentucky, Jan. 12, 1854, to Sep. 4, 1855.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Civil Engineer since 1866. President of the Board of Street Commissioners of Louisville, Ky., 1868‑69. Residence, Appleton, Wis.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died, Dec. 16, 1890, at Appleton, Wis.: Aged 76.

Buried, Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, WI.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. According to Bruce S. Allardice, Confederate Colonels: A Biographical Register (University of Missouri Press, 2008), p155, he was chief of heavy artillery in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, was taken prisoner at Vicksburg and paroled, then commanded an artillery brigade at Mobile until the end of the war.

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