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COL Albert Church Blunt, Sr
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Birth: May 4, 1859
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1925
Summit
Union County
New Jersey, USA

Sixty-First Annual Report of the Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, June 11, 1930, The Moore Printing Company, Newburgh, New York.
Albert Church Blunt
No. 2893. Class of 1881.
Died at Summit, New Jersey, April 17, 1925, aged 66 years.
Albert Church Blunt was born at West Point, New York, May 4, 1859, the son of the late Matthew M. Blunt and grandson of Professor A. E. Church for many years Professor of Mathematics, U.S.M.A.

Blunt entered the Academy on a Presidential appointment in July 1877, graduating in June 1881. Upon graduation he was appointed a Second Lieutenant Artillery. He served at various stations including: San Juan, Porto Rico; Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming; Fort Terry, New York; Fort Schuyler, New York; Headquarters Eastern Department, Governor's Island, New York and the Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey. He was graduated from the Artillery School in 1886.

Colonel Blunt was an accomplished artilleryist and performed efficiently not only the duties falling to his own branch of the service but also those pertaining to the Adjutant Generalís Department, having been Adjutant General of the District of Porto Rico for a considerable time after the close of the war with Spain. In December 1909, when his health became impaired he chose to retire from active service under the law permitting retirement after a service of thirty years, but when the World War demanded the services of those trained in military science he returned to active duty and rendered valuable service for more than two years, in consideration of which he was advanced to the grade of colonel.

Colonel Blunt is survived by his wife, Edith Eccleston Blunt and also the following children: Albert Church Blunt Jr. [1886-1967], Stanhope Eccleston Blunt [1887-1970], Clarkson Eccleston Blunt, Matthew Marsh Blunt [1887-1892] and Gertrude Blunt Crouse [1902-1987]. He was buried at West Point, New York.
A.C.B. Jr.

Blunt, Albert Church, c. 1860 born in New York, son of Matthew M. Blunt; June 11, 1881 graduated from West Point (15th of 53 graduates) and appointed additional Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Artillery Regiment October 29, 1881; Second Lieutenant, 5th United States Artillery Regiment August 10, 1887; First Lieutenant March 2, 1899; Captain 1899-1903 served in Puerto Rico; February 2, 1901 transferred to Artillery Corps; Lieut. Colonel 1909 retired; 1917-1919 on active duty; 1918 retired as Colonel; April 17, 1925 died in New Jersey. 
 
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 Parents:
  Matthew Marsh Blunt (1830 - 1907)
  Margaret Augusta Church Blunt (1838 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  Edith Eccleston Blunt (1859 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Clarkson Eccleston Blunt (1893 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section XXIV, Row M, Site 254.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60220284
COL Albert Church Blunt, Sr
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COL Albert Church Blunt, Sr
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 Added: Sep. 11, 2016
USMA Class of 1881
- SLGMSD
 Added: Jun. 7, 2014

- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Dec. 22, 2013
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