The Freedmen's Bureau in Texas




In October 1867, Lt. Charles Garretson, the acting assistant adjutant general and acting assistant quartermaster for the bureau in Texas, also assumed the office then generally referred to as the superintendent of education.

 [Born in Maryland.- Appointed from Pennsylvania.]

MILITARY HISTORY. - Private 16th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry , May, 1861. Second Lieutenant 16th Pennsylvania Volunteers, May, 1861. First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster 76th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, August, 1861. At Camp Hamilton, Fort Monroe, Va., to November, 1861. Post Quartermaster, Fort Welles, S. C., January to February, 1862. Post Quartermaster, Hilton Head, S. C., to October, 1862. Assistant Quartermaster on the staff of General Mitchell, commanding Department of the South, October, 1862. Captain and Assistant Quartermaster U. S. Volunteers, June, 1862. Reported for duty to General Rucker, Chief Quartermaster, Washington, D. C., September, 1863. Second Lieutenant 17th U. S. Infantry, March, 1866. At Newport Barracks, Ky., to September, 1866. Commanding four companies of recruits for regiment, and en route to New Orleans, La., and Galveston, Tex., October, 1866. Regimental Quartermaster, November, 1866. Post and Depot Commissary of Subsistence, from November, 1866, and Post and Depot Quartermaster, Galveston, Tex., from December, 1866, to March, 1868. Acting Assistant Quartermaster, from February, 1867, and Disbursing Officer, Freedmen's Bureau for the State of Texas, from April to October, 1867. First Lieutenant 17th U. S. Infantry, September, 1867. At the Headquarters of the 17th U. S. Infantry, Fort Griffin, Tex., from March, 1868, to

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