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Charles Garnett Gordon
Captain, United States Army
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Charles Garnett Gordon of South Carolina
Appointed from California, Private and Corporal, Troop B, 2nd U. S. Cavalry, 14 September 1861 to 25 April 1864
Second Lieutenant, 6th U. S. Cavalry, 26 September 1867
First Lieuenant, 21 February 1870
Regimental Quartermaster, 4 April 1874 to 3 September 1878
Captain, 30 August 1881
Retired 5 October 1887
Died 26 October 1898
LIEUTENANT CHARLES G. GORDON

First Lieutenant Charles G. Gordon was a soldier who rose from the ranks to the position of an officer in the Regular Army.  He was born in North Carolina, but removed to California when quite young, and enlisted as a Corporal in the Second California Cavalry September 14, 1861.  He was reduced to the ranks in 1862, and received his discharge from the California Regiment April 25, 1864.  He was made Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army September 25, 1867, receiving his commission October 3.  He was attached to the Sixth Cavalry and soon proved himself an able and efficient officer.  On February 21, 1870, he was commissioned as First Lieutenant and from April 4, 1874 to September 3, 1878, he acted as Quartermaster to his regiment.


GORDON, CHARLES G
CAPT US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 10/26/1898
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 743
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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