(1834-1913) Born on May 10, 1834, in Norridgewock, Maine, he graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1854. During the Civil War he served as Chief Quartermaster respectively on the staffs of General Edwin V. Sumner; for the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac; for the Cavalry Bureau, Washington, D.C.; and on the staff of General Edward R. S. Canby. He was promoted to brevet brigadier general, on March 13, 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the Civil War. He remained in the Regular U.S. Army after the war and served until his retirement in 1897. He died on January 4, 1913, in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, in Section 2, Lot #1191.
Check Signed: 7 3/4 x 2 7/8, printed document, filled out in ink with an illustration of the front of the bank at left. Washington, D.C., Nov. 22, 1909. The Riggs National Bank. Pay to the order of the Union Trust Co. of D.C. Twenty five 00/100 Dollars. Chas. G. Sawtelle, U.S. Army. Punch hole cancellation spells out the word "PAID" at lower right. Stamped endorsement on the reverse.