August Valentine Kautz Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1852.
Enlisted in 1st Ohio Infantry, Mexican War, 1846. Assigned to 4th Infantry at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, 1852. Commissioned First lieutenant, 1855.
Commissioned captain 6th Cavalry, United States Army in Civil War, 1861, participated in Peninsular War, 1862. Promoted to colonel, 1862. Chief of cavalry XXIII Army Corps.
Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1864. Chief of cavalry Department of Virginia. Brevetted major United States Army, 1863, lieutenant colonel and colonel, 1864, brigadier general and major general, 1864.
Brevetted major general United States Volunteers. Commander 1st Division XXV Corps (Negro), 1865, entered Richmond. Lieutenant colonel 34th Infantry, 1866.
Colonel, 1874, placed Mescalero Apaches back on their reservation. Promoted brigadier general, 1891. Commanded Department of Columbia, 1891-1892.
Author: The Company Clerk, 1863. Customs of Service for Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers, 1864. Customs of Service for Officers, 1866.
Married Charlotte Tod, September 1865. Married second, Fannie Markbreit, 1872.