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 Charles Frederic Humphrey Sr.

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Charles Frederic Humphrey Sr.

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 4 Jun 1926 (aged 81)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 4 Lot 3115
Memorial ID 7876670 View Source

Indian Wars 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.

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  • Added: 18 Sep 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7876670/charles-frederic-humphrey : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Frederic Humphrey Sr. (2 Sep 1844–4 Jun 1926), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7876670, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .