Iowa Pensions

Charles T. Boyd
S. 6614. Lotta K. Boyd is the widow of the late Capt. Charles T. Boyd, Tenth Regiment United States Cavalry.
Charles T. Boyd was born in Iowa October 29, 1870. He entered the United States Military Academy June 15, 1892; graduated June 12, 1896, and subsequently received the following appointments and promotions: Additional second lieutenant, Seventh Calvary, June 12, 1896; second lieutenant, Fourth Cavalry, January 14, 1897; first lieutenant, Seventh Cavalry, February 2, 1901, as major Thirty-seventh United States Volunteer Infantry, being detached from the Regular Army for that purpose. We append hereto a complete statement of the officer's service as furnished from the records of the War Department.
Capt. Boyd was killed in fight with Mexicans at Carrizal, Mexico, June 21, 1916, leaving a widow --the beneficiary under this bill -with two minor children, under the age of 16 years, surviving. She married the deceased officer June 24, 1905, and is 33 years of age.
Mrs. Boyd is now receiving pension under the general law at the rate of $20 per month (certificate No. 819650), with an additional $2 per month for each of the soldier's minor children under the age of 16 years. In her sworn statement, accompanying the bill, she states she has bonds and certificate of deposit to the amount of about $30,000, yielding her $1,600 a year - this aside from her pension of $20 per month.
A pension of $24 is recommended and $2 additional for each of the minor children of said Charles T. Boyd until they reach the age of 16 years.

War Department,
The Adjutant General's Officed.

Statement of Military Service of Charles T. Boyd.

Cadet, Military Academy, June 15, 1892, additional second lieutenant, Seventh Cavalry, June 12, 1896,; second lieutenant, Fourth Cavalry, January 14, 1897; first lieutenant, Seventh Cavalry, February 2, 1901; transferred to Fourth Cavalry, May 2, 1901; captain Tenth Cavalry, January 16, 1903. Volunteer service: Major, Thirty-seventh United States Infantry, July 5, 1899; honorably discharged, February 20, 1901.
Served at Fort Grant, Ariz., October 1, 1896, to March 24, 1897; at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., March 27, 1897 to July 15, 1898. In the Department of the Pacific, with the Eighth Army Corps, from July 15, 1898 to ------. Participated in the battles in and about Manila, February and March, 1899; operations against Lateros and Pasig, March, 1899; operations against Malolos, March, 1899; operations against Balinag, Sanm Miguel, and San Isidro, March and July, 1899; operations against Paranaque and Las Linas, June, 1899. Served: In the field, Luzon, P. I. to ----. Regimental commander, Thirty-seventh United States Volunteer Infantry, September 18, 1899, to April 15, 1900; quartermaster, horse transport Thyra, September 15, 1900 to November 3, 1900; quartermaster, Samoa (Dix), January 10, 1901, to May 1, 1901. At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Camp A. E. Wood, California, and Jefferson Barracks, Mo, May 2, 1901, to October 23, 1902; professor of military science and tactics, University of Nevada, November 3, 1902, to May 12, 1905; member of California bar, September 24, 1903; represented University of Nevada in Manchuria, during Japanese-Russia 1905. At Duluan, Mindanao, and Cotabato, Mindanao, September 15, 1905, to October 28, 1906; governor, Cotabato district, January 1, 1906 to October 28, 1906; relieved upon his own request as major, Philippine Scouts, July 13, 1906; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., December 30 and 31, 1906 and February 28, 1907; accompanied regiment to Philippine Islands, March 1, to April 2, 1907; at Fort McKinley, P. I., April 3, 1907 to April 14, 1909. Adjutant-general, Fort William McKinley, P. I., November 16, 1907 to February 12, 1908; in Military Information Division, Philippines Division, May 14 to July 10, 1908; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., May 20, 1909 to August, 1911; at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to December, 1912; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to December 1913; at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to August, 1915; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., to May 1916. In Mexico until time of his death in fight with Mexicans at Carrizal, Mexico, June 21, 1916.
H. P. McCain, The Adjutant General.
August 9, 1916

[Source: "Pensions and increase of pensions for certain soldiers and sailors of the regular Army and Navy, etc."
February 22, 1917.
Serial Set Vol. No. 7113, Session Vol. No.B
64th Congress, 2nd Session
H.Rpt. 1532
Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by Terry Wages]

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