Lt. Col. (USA) Charles McClure

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Lt. Col. (USA) Charles McClure

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Birthplace: Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: November 22, 1902 (64)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Rep. Charles McClure, Jr. and Margaretta McClure
Husband of Anna Laub McClure
Father of Lt. Charles McClure, Jr and Lt. J.B. Gibson McClure
Brother of Maj. (USA), Charles McClure, III; George Gibson McClure; William McClure and Maj. (USA) Charles Wesley McClure

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About Lt. Col. (USA) Charles McClure

Son of Charles McClure and Margaretta Gibson.

The Washington Post November 27, 1902 Death of Colonel Charles McClure His Honors in the Civil War and Service in the Philippines Colonel Charles McClure, retired, died at Providence Hospital, in this city, Tuesday afternoon, of disease contracted while he was on duty in the Philippines. Colonel McClure had been constantly in the service since April 28, 1862. For conduct during the War of the Rebellion he received four brevets for faithful and meritorious services. He received from General M.R. Patrick, commanding First Brigade, First Division, First Army Corps, especial commendation for his services as aid-de-camp in engagements at Beverly Ford August 21, Warrenton Springs August 26, Gainsville August 28, Groveton August 29 and 30, South Mountain September 14, and Antietam September 17, 1862. General Patrick commended him for coolness, promptitude, gallantry, and good judgment and recommended him for a brevet.

Subsequent to the war of the rebellion Colonel McClure served in New Mexico and at various stations in the West, and when the Spanish war broke out he was on duty at Chicago, Illinois. He was selected by General Merritt as Chief Paymaster for the command that went to the Philippines and went there on the staff of General Merritt. He remained on duty in the Philippines until near the end of the year 1899, when he was obliged to return because of failing health. While there his knowledge of the Spanish language, his excellent judgment and his great energy and capacity rendered his service of especial value. He was retired from active service last February.

Colonel McClure married a daughter of General Getty and is survived by his widow, three sons, and two daughters. His eldest son and namesake died as an officer of the Army in the Island of Samar in the Philippines two years ago.

The Colonel was a man of high character and general disposition, and made hosts of friends throughout the Army.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Mar 3 2020, 21:18:28 UTC

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Lt. Col. (USA) Charles McClure's Timeline

1838
February 1838
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
1875
June 10, 1875
Age 37
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
1879
October 1879
Age 41
Virginia, USA
1902
November 22, 1902
Age 64
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA