Boyd, Charles Trumbull, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1916-1916, 10th Cavalry Regiment
Service Years
1896 - 1916

Cavalry

Captain


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1870
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sperry
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1916
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Mexico
Conflict
Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Pancho Villa Expedition (1916-1917)
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2, Grave 3835

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 Unit Assignments
10th Cavalry Regiment
  1916-1916, 10th Cavalry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1913 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1916-1916 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1892-1896, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain Boyd had served in the Spanish American War in the Philippine Territory, engaged in combat operations from July 1898 through June 1899.

He served as the commander of 10th Cavalry troops in General Pershing's "Punitive Expedition to Mexico" in search of Pancho Villa and his troops who had recently raided across the Border into New Mexico. (He served from 16 March until his death on 21 June 1916 on this campaign). The duty of his last expedition was to scout around Villa Ahumada, Chihuahua, Mexico "to recon in the vicinity of the Santa Domingo Ranch" and avoid any confrontation with Mexican forces. (This was about 60 miles east of Colonia Dubla where the main U.S. Army camp was set).

However, it was at Carrizal, Chihuahua that the American troops came face to face with a much larger force of Carranza's Mexican Troops, and a confrontation began. He was killed during the ensuing Battle of Carrizal in a hail of gunfire.

During the battle, the U.S. Cavalry lost 2 officers and 14 men, and 23 were taken prisoner, the Mexican forces lost 45, including the Mexican forces commanding Officer, General Felix Gomez.

This battle nearly resulted in war between the U.S. and Mexico.
   
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Notes:
Details of the battle, how this battle came about, and evaluation of the operation can be found at: http://net.lib.byu.edu/estu/wwi/comment/huachuca/HI1-22.htm Following through this link, you can read the history of the Army in this area at that time. Entitled, Buffalo Soldiers at Huachuca: The Battle of Carrizal.
   
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