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Charles Frederic Humphrey, Sr
Birth: Sep. 2, 1844
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1926
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. With the country in the midst of the Civil War, six months after his eighteenth birthday Humphrey ran away from school to enlist at Buffalo, New York in Light Battery E, 5th U.S. Artillery. For the next 44 years he served his country, rising through grades from Private to Quartermaster General. During the Civil War he saw service principally with the Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac. He took part in the campaigns against the Nez Perce in 1877, the Snake Bannock in 1878, the Sioux in the winter of 1890-91, and the Shoshone-Snake in 1895. As a 1st Lieutenant of the 4th Artillery, he was honorably mentioned in orders and brevetted Captain for "gallant and meritorious services" against the Indians at the Clearwater in Idaho Territory on July 11, 1877. For his actions that day his 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 lying between the lines a few yards from the Indians. He also was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross.  (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Juanita DaCosta Foster Humphrey (1854 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Evan Harris Humphrey (1875 - 1963)*
  Charles Frederic Humphrey (1876 - 1968)*
  Juanita DaCosta Humphrey (1879 - 1929)*
  Marion Bell Humphrey (1887 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 4 Lot 3115
 
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Record added: Sep 18, 2003
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