Charles Edward Blunt of New Hampshire
Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1842(3) Breveted Second Lieutenant of Engineers, 1 July 1846
Second Lieutenant, 28 February 1848
First Lieutenant, 2 February 1854
Captain, 1 July 1860
Major, 3 March 1863
Lieutenant Colonel, 7 March 1867
Colonel, 30 June 1882
Retired 10 January 1887
Breveted Lieutenant Colonel, 30 June 1866 for long and faithful service and Colonel, 30 June 1866 for meritorious services during the war.
Died 10 July 1892
Colonel Blunt is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Penelope Bethune Blunt (10 December 1822-18 February 1904), is buried adjacent to him.
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