Date of birth: September 2, 1844; Date of death: June 04, 1926; Burial location: Arlington, Virginia Place of Birth: Cortland, New York; Home of record: Buffalo New York Charles Humphrey retired as a U.S. Army Major General in 1907.
Medal of Honor citation
General Orders: Date of Issue: March 2, 1897; Action Date: July 11, 1877; Service: Army Rank: First Lieutenant; Division: 4th U.S. Artillery
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Charles Frederic Humphrey, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 11 July 1877, while serving with 4th U.S. Artillery, in action at Clearwater, Idaho. First Lieutenant Humphrey 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.
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