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army officer

Charles Henry Muir, American army officer. member Georgia Staff, Washington, 1903-1907.

Background

Muir, Charles Henry was born on July 18, 1860 in Erie, Michigan, United States. Son of James H. and Lydia (Gould) Muir.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1885, Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1895 (head of class).

Career

Colonel C. E. Bennett, October 14, 1887. Commissioned Second lieutenant 17th Infantry, June 14, 1885. Promoted through grades to brigadier general N.A., August 5, since 1917.

Major general, N.A., November 28, 1917. Brigadier general United States of America, January 27, 1919. Major general United States of America, March 8, 1921.

Retired July 18, 1924. Gained first place in Army Rifle Team, 1890. With 10 companions attacked Rosario, P.I., January 1900, drove out General Malvar’s headquarters, captured $25,000 from his treasury and released 300 Spanish prisoners.

Member Georgia Staff, Washington, 1903-1907. Commanded 28th Division, American Expeditionary Force, December 12, 1917. Commanded Camp Hancock, Georgia, January 1918.

4th Corps, October 13, 1919. Campaign badges Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Cuban Occupation, Philippine Insurrection, China Relief Expedition. Victory badge with 6 stars.

Croix de Guerre with palms. Knight Commander Order St. Michael and St. George. Commander Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur.

Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal. Rifle medals 2d Class Department, 1st and 2d Class Division, 1st Class Army.

Membership

Member Georgia Staff, Washington, 1903-1907.

Connections

Married May, d.

father:
James H. Muir

mother:
Lydia (Gould) Muir

spouse:
May