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Indian Campaigns - U.S. Army

Charles Frederic Humphrey

  • Rank: First Lieutenant (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: Indian Campaigns
  • Unit/Command:
    4th U.S. Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 11, 1877
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Clearwater, Idaho, USA
Voluntarily and successfully conducted, in the face of a withering fire, a party which recovered possession of an abandoned howitzer and two Gatling guns lying between the lines a few yards from the Indians.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles F. Humphrey
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles F. Humphrey
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Buffalo, Erie County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: March 2, 1897
  • Born: September 2, 1844, Cortland, Cortland County, NY, United States
  • Died: June 4, 1926, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (PMH) (4-3115), Arlington, VA, United States

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