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Charles King

  • Birth 12 Oct 1844 Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
  • Death 17 Mar 1933 Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 7449306

United States Army Officer, Historian, Author. He was from a distinguished family which included his great grandfather Rufus King, a signer of the United States Constitution, grandfather Charles King, president of Columbia College (now university), and father Rufus King, a graduate of the United States Military Academy and a Union Major General during the Civil War. Charles King himself graduated from the Military Academy in 1866. He served as a Lieutenant in the 5th United States. Cavalry and while serving in Arizona in 1874 was wounded in the arm during a fight with Apache Indians. The wound eventually forced his retirement from the Regular Army in 1879 with the rank of Captain. Before his retirement he saw service in Arizona and on the northern plains. He became active in the Wisconsin National Guard, being commissioned Colonel in 1882, Brigadier General in 1904 and Major General in 1929. In 1898 during the Spanish American War he was commissioned a Brigadier General of Volunteers and saw service in the Philippines against the Spanish and during the Philippine Insurrection. He was credited with nearly seventy years of active service with the military. A prolific author and editor of over sixty-two books among which is the classic, "Campaigning With Crook".

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  • Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
  • Added: 16 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7449306
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles King (12 Oct 1844–17 Mar 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7449306, citing Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .