|Charles Frederic Humphrey, Sr.|
Charles F. Humphrey
|Born||September 2, 1833|
|Died||June 4, 1926(aged 92)|
|Place of birth||Tioga County, New York|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1863 - 1907|
American Civil War|
China Relief Expedition
Medal of Honor|
Distinguished Service Cross
Biography[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Charles Frederic Humphrey". Arlington National Cemetery.net. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/cfhump.htm. Retrieved September 13, 2010.
- "Medal of Honor recipients". Indian War Campaigns. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. https://history.army.mil/html/moh/indianwars.html. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
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- "Charles Frederic Humphrey, Sr.". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. September 18, 2003. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7876670. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
- "Charles Frederic Humphrey, Sr.". Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=406. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
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