BG Charles Shaler

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BG Charles Shaler

  • Birth 23 May 1843 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 26 Mar 1915 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section Wd, Site 393.
  • Memorial ID 43149317

On October 11, 1870 he married Laura Mitchell at Rock Island, Illinois. She died in 1877.

The Washington Post March 30, 1915
Rites for Brig. Gen. Shaler
Retired Army Officer Is Buried at Arlington With Military Honors
With military honors the body of Brigadier General Charles Shaler, United States Army, retired, who died several days ago at his home in Indianapolis was buried yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery. The funeral party, which reached Washington in the early afternoon, was met at the entrance to the reservation by a military escort.

General Shaler was a native of Pennsylvania. He served as a Sergeant in the Twelfth Pennsylvanian Volunteer Infantry in the early part of the Civil War and later in the war was appointed to the Military Academy at West Point, from which he was graduated in 1867. He served first in the artillery and was then transferred to the Ordnance Department where he served until 1905 when he was retired at his own request. He was stationed at the War Department for many years.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 15 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43149317
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Charles Shaler (23 May 1843–26 Mar 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43149317, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .