Col Charles Kitchell Gardner

Col Charles Kitchell Gardner

Birth
Hanover Neck, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Death 1 Nov 1869 (aged 82)
District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Row 55, Grave 190
Memorial ID 60192262 · View Source
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buried November 3, 1869.


Dictionary of American Biography

Gardner, Charles Kitchell, soldier, was born in Morris county, N.J., in 1787. In May, 1808, he joined the U.S. army as ensign in the 6th infantry, was promoted
adjutant, May, 1809; 2d lieutenant, June, 1809, 1st lieutenant, March 1811, and served as brigade inspector to General Hampton from April 1811. He was promoted captain of the 3d artillery in July, 1812; brigade-major on the staff of General Armstrong, Aug. 4, 1812; adjutant-general, March 18, 1813, and transferred to the 23d infantry. In the war of 1812 he took part in the battles of Chrysler's Field, Chippewa, and Niagara, and in the siege and defense of Fort Erie. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel for distinguished and meritorious services, Feb. 5, 1815, and in May, 1816, was made adjutant-general of the division of the north. He resigned his commission, March 17, 1818. He was the first assistant postmaster-general, 1829-37; auditor of the post-office department, 1837-41; commissioner to settle affairs in connection with the Indians in the Southern states, 1841-45; postmaster of Washington, D.C., 1845-49; surveyor-general of Oregon, 1853-57, and clerk of the U.S. treasury department, 1857-67. He published: A Compendium of Military Tactics (1819); A Dictionary of Commissioned Officers who have served in the Army of the United States from 1789 to 1853 (1853); and A Permanent Designation of Companies and Company Books, by the First Letters of the Alphabet. He died in Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 1869.

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The Evening Star, November 4, 1869
The Funeral of Colonel Gardner

The funeral of the late Charles K. Gardner, for a long series of years a resident of this District was attended from his late residence on New Jersey Avenue south of the Capitol by a very large concourse of friends at noon today.
The beautiful burial service of the Episcopal Church was read by Rev. A.F. Steele, of St. Mark's Memorial Chapel after which the remains, encased in a handsome walnut coffin, rosewood finish were borne to the hearse (Messrs. J.H. Houston, D.W. Middleton, B.B. French, J. Carroll Brent, James Adams and Charles Sherman being the pall bearers) and the cortege being formed by Mr. R.W. Barker,
the undertaker, proceeded to the Congressional Cemetery where they were interred.

There were a large number of his old associates in the public service present, as also many of the "Oldest Inhabitants" and as the cortege left the residence the bell of Columbia Engine Company -- of which company he was many years ago President -- was tolled in respect to his memory and the flag placed at half mast.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 60192262
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Charles Kitchell Gardner (24 Jun 1787–1 Nov 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60192262, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by NotYourTime (contributor 47318863) .