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Lamar, Charles, was born in the city of New York, June 28, 1845. His boyhood days were passed in the wilds of Wisconsin, where he received a very limited education in the public schools. At the breaking out of the Rebellion, he entered the volunteers under the name of Charles Lemke, as bugler in the 2d Wisconsin Light Battery, and shared in the life of the camp, the march and the battlefield in which the battery participated, till August 10, 1864, when he was promoted to second lieutenant Co. K, 43d Wisconsin Infantry, and served as such officer to the close of the war. He entered the regular army in 1873, as bandmaster in the 14th U. S. Infantry. Joined the 6th Cavalry in 1882, the 21st Infantry in 1886, and the 9th Infantry at Madison Barracks, Sackets Harbor, N. Y., June 26, 1896. On the 20th day of February, 1882, he married Alice Buchanan, of California, a relative of the late President Buchanan. and John H. Reagan, ex-confederate postmaster-general. Lieutenant Lamar is a member of Rawlins Post No. 23, Department of California, G. A. R. In his political choice he is a Republican.

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