Maj. General Charles Frederick Humphrey, Sr.

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Charles Frederick Humphrey, Sr.

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Death: Died
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetary, Arlington, VA, USA
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Father of Brig General Charles F. Humphrey, Jr.; Brig. General Evan Humphrey and Colonel Marion Bell Humphrey (USMC)

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About Charles Frederick Humphrey, Sr.

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Charles Frederic Humphrey, Sr. (September 2, 1833 – June 4, 1926) was a major general in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient.

Biography

Humphrey was born on September 2, 1833 in Tioga County, New York. He married Juanita Foster DaCosta and had five children. Two of their sons, Evan and Charles, Jr., would become brigadier generals. Humphrey died on June 4, 1926 and is buried with Juanita, as well as Evan and another son, Marion, at Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

Humphrey originally joined the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Indian Wars.

His award citation reads:

Voluntarily and successfully conducted, in the face of a withering fire, a party which recovered possession of an abandoned howitzer and 2 Gatling guns Iying between the lines a few yards from the Indians.

Later in his career he served in the China Relief Expedition and as Quartermaster General of the Army. His retirement was effective as of July 1, 1907.

Other awards he received during his career include the Distinguished Service Cross and the Civil War Campaign Medal.

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Maj. General Charles Frederick Humphrey, Sr.'s Timeline

1833
September 2, 1833
1875
1875
Age 41
1876
August 11, 1876
Age 42
1926
June 4, 1926
Age 92
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Arlington, VA, USA