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Vol. III
p413
3220

(Born Pa.)

Charles S. Farnsworth

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Born in Lycoming County, PA.a1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1883, p414to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 25th Infantry, June 12, 1887.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sisseton, Dak., Sep. 30, 1887, to May 23, 1888, — and Ft. Shaw, Mon., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p454
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Shaw, Mont., to Sept. 12, 1891, and Fort Buford, N. D., Sept. 13, 1891 to Oct. 15, 1893, and at Grand Forks, N. D. (college duty), Oct. 16, 1893

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 7th Infantry, July 31, 1894)

to Sept. 25, 1897. — Served at Fort Logan, Colo., Sept. 25, 1897 to April 20, 1898. — at Chickamauga Park, Ga., April 20 to May 12, 1898. — Tampa, Fla., May 13 to June 6, 1898. — Santiago de Cuba, June 7 to Aug. 21, 1898. — Montauk Point, N. Y., Aug. 21 to Sept. 27, 1898. — Knoxville, Ten. Sept. 27 to Oct. 19, 1898. — Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 20 to Dec. 17, 1898. — Havana, Cuba, Dec. 18, 1898 to –––––; (Post Quartermaster, 1889 to Sept. 30, 1893.) — (In charge of general prisoners, Oct., 1897 to April 20, 1898.) — (Quartermaster — Acting — 2d and 4th Brigade of Infantry, April 26 to May 26, 1898.) — (Acting Quartermaster, 2d Division, 5th Army Corps, May 27 to Sept. 27, 1898.) — Aide on Major-General Adna R. Chaffee's staff, Sept. 28 to ––––

(Captain of Infantry, 7th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

Vol. V
p411
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Aide on Major-General Adna R. Chaffee's Staff, Sept. 28, 1898 to April 12, 1899; with 7th Infantry, unassigned, April 13, May, 1899; commanding Company E, 7th Infantry, from May 19, 1899 to July 3, 1901, with stations as follows: At Fort Sheridan, Ill., May 19, June 4, 1899; at Benicia Barracks, Cal.,º June 4, June 25, 1899; at Fort Gibbon, Alaska, June 25, 1899, Aug. 16, 1900; at Fort Egbert, Alaska, Aug. 17, 1900, July 3, 1901; Regimental Quartermaster, May 29, 1901 to Oct. 4, 1904, with stations as follows: Fort Egbert, Alaska, May 29, July 24, 1901; Vancouver Barracks, Wash., July 24, 1901, May 7, 1902; Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., May 8, 1902, Oct. 1, 1903; Santa Mesa, Manila, P. I., Oct. 1, 1903, April 19, 1904; Fort William McKinley, P. I., April 19, 1904, Oct. 4, 1904; on D. S., as Assistant to Constructing Quartermaster, Fort William McKinley, P. I., April 19, 1904, Feb. 15, 1905; on D. S. as Adjutant-General, post of Manila, P. I., Feb. 15, 1905, April 15, 1905; commanding Company E, 7th Infantry, from April 16, 1905 to –––––, with stations as follows: Cuartel Meisic, Manila, P. I., April 16, June 1, 1905; Fort William McKinley, P. I., from June 2 to Nov. 15, 1905; Fort Missoula, Mont., Nov. 16, 1905, Oct. 6, 1906; Fort Wayne, Mich., Oct. 7, 1906 to April 30, 1909; en route to and in Philippines, to –––––.

Vol. VI
p475
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Stewart Farnsworth, Born Oct. 28, 1862.)

Military History. —

Captain, 7th Infantry, March 2, 1899.

Commanding Company at Cuartel Meisic, Manila, April 16 to June 1, 1905; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., June 2 to Nov. 15, 1905; en route to Fort Missoula, Montana, to Dec. 23, 1905; at Fort Missoula, Dec. 24, 1905 to Oct. 6, 1906; at Fort Wayne, Mich., Oct. 7, 1906 to July 26, 1908; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Army School of the Line, and at Staff College, July 26, 1908, to

(Transferred to 15th Infantry, Feb. 12, 1910)

(Major, 16th Infantry, April 17, 1910)

July 15, 1910; commanding Fort Gibbon, Alaska, Aug. 24, 1910, to June 8, 1911; en route to Harrisburg, Pa., to July 23, 1911; at Harrisburg with Pennsylvania National Guard, July 24, 1911, to Aug. 8, 1913;

(Assigned to 16th Infantry, Sept. 1, 1913)

at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., with 16th Infantry, Sept. 19, 1913, to April 16, 1914; at El Paso, Texas, April 18, 1914, to June 15, 1915; at Washington, D. C., student officer at Army War College, July, 1915, to March 13, 1916; in Mexico with Punitive Expedition, March 16 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, June 12, 1916)

June 20, 1916; at Columbus, N. M., commanding Base of Punitive Expedition, June 20, 1916, to Feb. 12, 1917; at El Paso, Texas, Assistant Chief of Staff, El Paso District, Feb. 14 to March 8, 1917; at Hdqrs. Southern Department, San Antonio, Texas, in charge of troop training in Southern Department, March 9, 1917, to

(Colonel of Infantry, May 15, 1917)

June 27, 1917; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Commandant of Infantry School of Arms, June 28 to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 23, 1917, at Camp Lee, Va., commanding 159th Infantry Brigade, Aug. 25, 1917 to

(Major-General, National Army, April 12, 1918)

May 5, 1918; commanding 37th Division at Camp Sheridan, Ala., May 7 to 20; at Camp Lee, Va., May 21 to June 11; en route to Brest, France, via New York, June 11 to 22; en route to Bourmont, France, June 28‑30; at Bourmont, July 1‑21; en route to and at Baccarat, July 21 to Sept. 16; (the Division occupied the Baccarat Sector as part of 6th Corps, 8th French Army, Aug. 5 to Sept. 6); en route to Récicourt and Avocourt, France, via Robert Espagne, Sept. 16 to 22; relieved 79th Division in Avocourt Sector, Sept. 23; engaged in Meuse-Argonne Offensive in conjunction with 79th Division, capturing Montfaucon and then capturing Ivoiry and the heights about Cierges, Sept. 26 to Oct. 1; en route to Pannes Sector at Pannes and Thiaucourt, Oct. 2‑7; occupying Pannes Sector, Oct. 8‑16; en route to Belgium, Oct. 8‑23; occupying Hooglede, Lichtervelde, Meulebeke, Denterghem, Oct. 24‑30; forced crossings of Rivers Lys and Scheldt at Olsene, Cruyshautem, Eyne and Heurme, Belgium, Oct. 31-Nov. 4; at Thielt, Nov. 5‑7; forced crossing of Scheldt at Syngem, Nov. 8‑11; occupying Lozer, Leeuwergem, Deynze, Oostroosebeke, Hooglede, Belgium, and Hondschoote and Wormhoudt, France, Nov. 11, 1918, to Jan. 9, 1919; at Alençon, France, Jan. 11 to Feb. 18, 1919; at Ballon to March 2; at Brest and en route to New York in command of 37th Division, to March 23; at New York and at Camp Sherman, Ohio, commanding 37th Division, to April 5, when Division was demobilized; commanding Camp Bowie, Texas, to April 14; at Camp Benning, Ga., commanding Camp and Infantry School, April 15, 1919, to ––––

p476 (Major-General, Chief of Infantry, July 1, 1920)

Commander of the Legion of Honor (French); Commander of the Order of Leopold 1st (Belgian); awarded Croix de Guerre (French). Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. In command of the 37th Division, his efficient leadership and military ability were important factors in the successful operations in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and later proved their worth when this division served with the French and Belgian forces in Belgium."

Vol. VII
p263
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel of Infantry, May 15, 1917.

Major-General, National Army, Apr. 12, 1918.

At Camp Benning, Ga., commanding camp and Infantry School, Apr. 15, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Colonel, Mar. 15, 1920.

July, 1920;

Major-General, Chief of Infantry, Recess Appointment, July 1, 1920.

at Washington, D. C., Chief of Infantry, U. S. A., July, 1920, to

Major-General, Chief of Infantry, Mar. 28, 1921.

Mar. 27, 1925.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 27, 1925,
At His Own Request, After Over 41 Years' Service.

Awarded Silver Star and cited "for gallantry in action near Mount Faucon,º France"; Commander of the French Legion of Honor; Commander of the Belgian Order of Leopold; Croix de Guerre.

Received thanks of the State of Ohio in joint resolution of the Assembly of the State, Apr. 17, 1925.

Civil History: — President, Altadena Citizens Association, 1929 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]; Executive Officer, Altadena Citizens Association, 1930 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]; President, Altadena Beautification League, 1929‑1930‑1931. President, Pasadenaº Golf Club, 1931.

Vol. VIII
p75
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Mar. 27, 1925.

Civil History: — President of the Altadena Citizens Association, President of La Vina Sanatorium and Girls' Health School, President of Altadena Golf Club, Vice President of Los Angeles County Conservation Association, Chairman of Altadena Free Employment Service and of various committees engaged in local improvements.

Vol. IX
p51
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 27 Mar 25

Civil History: — Altadena Calif

Died, Dec. 19, 1955, at Corona, Cal.: Aged 93.a2

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.


Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Gen. Farnsworth's birthplace and the date and place of his death are from his AOG obituary.


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