MG Charles Gould Morton

MG Charles Gould Morton

Birth
Cumberland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
Death 18 Jul 1933 (aged 72)
San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3 Grave 1690
Memorial ID 15315610 · View Source
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Major General Charles Gould Morton commanded the Hawaiian Department from 1919-1921. He was the son of Brigadier
General Charles Morton. He attended the US Military Academy in 1879, obtaining his commission in 1883. For most of the first 23 years of his career, he served with the 6th Infantry Regiment, seeing action in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, including a brief stint with the 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry. For most of the next six years Morton served in various Inspector General capacities before becoming an instructor with the Massachusetts National Guard in 1912. From there Morton commanded the 5th Infantry Regiment from 1913-16 and then assumed duties as Commander of US troops in Panama. He was not there long before becoming Commanding General of the 10th Division, defending the Texas border from 1916-17. Morton then commanded the 29th Division as part of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. General Morton served with the War Department General Staff before concluding his career as Commanding General of IX Corps. He retired in 1925, and among his awards was the Distinguished Service Medal. Married to Ida Hastings.


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  • Created by: Amanda
  • Added: 13 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15315610
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG Charles Gould Morton (15 Jan 1861–18 Jul 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15315610, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Amanda (contributor 46850868) .