Charles Frederic Humphrey Sr.
|Charles Frederic Humphrey Sr.|
Charles F. Humphrey
September 2, 1844|
Tioga County, New York
|Died||June 4, 1926 92)(aged|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1863 - 1907|
American Civil War|
China Relief Expedition
Medal of Honor|
Distinguished Service Cross
Humphrey was born on September 2, 1844 in Tioga County, New York. He married Juanita Foster DaCosta and had five children. Two of their sons, Evan and Charles Jr., would become brigadier generals. Humphrey died on June 4, 1926 and is buried with Juanita, as well as Evan and another son, Marion, at Arlington National Cemetery.
His award 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 Iying between the lines a few yards from the Indians.
- "Charles Frederic Humphrey Sr.". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. September 18, 2003. Retrieved September 5, 2010.
- "Charles Frederic Humphrey Sr.". Hall of Valor. Military Times. Retrieved September 5, 2010.