Arthur Charles Ducat, Jr.
Colonel, United States Army
Charles Ducat of Illinois (Born about 1858)
Appointed from Illinois, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1875 (63)
Second Lieutenant, 11th U. S. Infantry, 13 June 1879
Transferred to the 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 8 September 1879
First Lieutenant, 30 November 1883
Transferred to the 24th U. S. Infantry, 23 February 1887
Captain, 17 April 1897
Lieutenant Colonel, 49th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, 8 September 1899
Honorably discharged from the volunteer service, 30 June 1901
Major, 7th U. S. Infantry, 14 April 1902
He progressed through the ranks to Colonel and died while still on active duty on 8 March 1913 in New York.
Report of D company, Twenty-fourth United States Infantry, engagement July 1, 1898. Captain Ducat here gave command to advance, and the whole company, in good order in line of skirmishers, followed the brave example of its captain and second lieutenant. The company advanced rapidly over open ground toward Fort San Juan, a high hill in front of them, and arrived at bottom, the fire killing or wounding men on all sides. Casualties, July 1 – Captain Arthur C. Ducat, Jr., shot in the hip.
Colonel Ducat's father, Arthur Charles Ducat,
Sr., who was born in Ireland, served in the
Civil War and was a Brevet Brigadier in that conflict. The General
is buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois.
From Spanish-American War Report:
Captain Arthur C. Ducat of the Twenty-fourth Infantry, who was wounded in the region of the heart in the recent battle (battle of Santiago, Cuba), was born in Illinois, and appointed from that State to the West Point Academy July 1, 1875.
Upon his graduation he was promoted to be Second Lieutenant of the Eleventh Infantry, but was transferred to the Third Cavalry three months later. As a cavalryman, the greater part of his service was on the plains. He was conspicuous in the Ute Expedition in the Fall of 1879. The next seven years of his service consisted of scouting in Arizona, Texas and the Indian Territory, being appointed a First Lieutenant n November 30, 1888.
He was transferred to the Twenty-fourth Infantry March7, 1887. Lieutenant Ducat was assigned to duty as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the State University of Nevada at Reno in October 1888. He was advanced to the rank of Captain in his regiment on April 17, 1897. Captain Ducat is a graduate of the Infantry-Cavalry School, and is considered a military tactician of ability.
DUCAT, ARTHUR C
COL INF USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 03/08/1913
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE LOT 102-D
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
DUCAT, ELISE STELLWAGEN W/O ARTHUR C
DUCAT, ANNIE D/O ARTHUR C JR
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2007