1LT Charles Bare Gatewood

1LT Charles Bare Gatewood (HM1PUI)

Location: Woodstock, VA 22664 Shenandoah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.999', W 78° 30.246'

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6th U.S. Cavalry

Born on this site, April 6, 1853, the son of John Gatewood, Publisher of the Shenandoah Herald, Charles
received his basic education in Woodstock and Harrisonburg, and was teaching school in Harrisonburg
when he received his appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He
graduated in the upper third of his class in 1877, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant and assigned to
the Sixth U. S. Cavalry. He was posted at Fort Wingate, New Mexico, and at Forts Bowie and Apache in Arizona Territory.

He served under Generals Crook and Miles, as
Aid-de-Camp and Chief of Apache Scouts. Lieutenant
Gatewood was the key person in the arrangement of the final and total surrender of
hostile Apaches,
under the leadership of
Naiche, son of Cochise and Geronimo, War Shaman of the Chiricahua who surrendered to General
Miles at skeleton Canyon, Arizona Territory, September 4, 1886.

First Lieutenant Gatewood served at Fort McKinney, Wyoming, where on May 18, 1892, while on duty
as Officer of
The Day, he was severely injured by a premature dynamite explosion. He was later placed on
administrative leave and transferred back east to Fortress Monroe, Virginia, where he succumbed
sick to his injuries and ill-health, on May 20, 1896.

The Gatewood Homesite, although changed in outward appearances, still
stands, being constructed of logs.

This marker is erected to honor the memory and service of
ILT Charles Bare
Gatewood, Sixth U. S.
Cavalry, by those citizens and groups who know of his deeds and sacrifices.
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Date Added Monday, December 7th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 716493 N 4306789
Decimal Degrees38.88331667, -78.50410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.999', W 78° 30.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 59.94" N, 78° 30' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 164 N Main St, Woodstock VA 22664, US
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