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army officer

Charles Burnett, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, Victory, and Philippine, Spanish-American, Mexican Campaign medals (all United States); decorated by Japanese, French, Italian, Mexican, Swedish and Ecuador goverments Episcopalian.

Background

Burnett, Charles was born on October 28, 1877 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Jackson G. and Nancy (Smith) Burnett.

Education

Student Blackburn College, Illinois, 1894-1895. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1901.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1901, and advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1937. Chief Bureau Insular Affairs, War Department, Washington, District of Columbia, since 1937.

Connections

Married Frances Hawks Cameron, March 15, 1905.

father:
Jackson G. Burnett

mother:
Nancy (Smith) Burnett

spouse:
Frances Hawks Cameron