Charles Rodman Paul of Pennsylvania
Appointed from New Jersey, Private, Corporal and Commissary Sergeant, 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, 28 August 1861 to 15 August 1862
Second Lieutenant, 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, 25 August 1862
First Lieutenant, 10 August 1863
Captain, 10 September 1864
Breveted Major of Volunteers, 19 October 1864 for gallantry throughout the campaign before Richmond, Virginia, and particularly in the engagements at Winchester, Fishers Hill and Cedar Creek in the Valley of the Shanandoah; and Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers, 2 April 1865 for gallant and meritorious services before Petersburg, Virginia
Honorably mustered out on 11 July 1865
Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant, 16th United States Infantry, 23 February 1866
Transferred to the 25th United States Infantry, 21 September 1866
Transferred to the 18th United States Infantry, 26 April 1869
Captain, 20 March 1879
Major, 26 April 1898
Lieuenant Colonel, 20th United States Infantry, 29 January 1900
Colonel, 30th United States Infantry, 27 September 1901
Breveted Captain, 2 March 1867 for gallent and meritorious service in the battle of Petersburg, Virginia
Died on 8 November 1901 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
NOTE: The Colonel's widow subsequently married George Hussey Paddock, Colonel, United States Army and both are also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
COLONEL CHARLES R. PAUL
PHILADELPHIA, November 9, 1901 – Colonel Charles R. Paul, United States Army, died yesterday at the Hahnemann Hospital of illness contracted in the Philippine Islands, where he served for some time.
Colonel Paul. A native of Pennsylvania was born September 11, 1843. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted as a Private in the Seventh New Jersey Volunteers, and won gradual promotion, several times being brevetted or gallantry during important engagements.
He was commissioned First Lieutenant in 1866, Captain in 1879 and Major in 1898. After service in the Philippines, he was in January 1900, made Lieutenant Colonel of the new Thirtieth Infantry when the Regular Army was enlarged last summer.
His constitution became undermined in the Philippines and he returned to his home, 153 Arch Street, from where he was taken to the hospital two weeks ago. His body was today taken to Washington for burial.
PAUL, CHARLES R
COL 30TH REGT US INF
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 11/08/1902
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SITE 363
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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