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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III

(Born Ill.)

Charles H. Martin​12

(Ap'd Ill.)


Born Albion, IL.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1882, to June 24, 1884, and Sep. 4, 1884, to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 14th Infantry, June 12, 1887.

Served: on frontier duty at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Sep. 30, 1887, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Jan. 22, 1892; on duty as Commissary at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to March 6, 1893; with company at Fort Townsend, Wash., to June 8, 1893; Aide-de‑camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Carlin, June 13 to Nov. 24, 1893; garrison duty at Vancouver Barracks, Wash.

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 23d Infantry, April 16, 1894)

(Transferred to 14th Infantry, May 5, 1894)

(in the field in Idaho during the labor strikes, June and July, 1894) (Regimental Quartermaster, April 1, 1895 to Dec. 29, 1898), to May 13, 1898; with regiment en route to and in Philippines to Dec. 29, 1898.

(Captain and Asst. Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 17, 1898)

— Quartermaster of Provost Guard at Manila, P. I., Dec. 29, 1898 to ––––

(Captain of Infantry, 14th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, June 13, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: Quartermaster of Provost Guard at Manila, P. I., Dec. 29, 1898 to July 9, 1900: Chief of the Department of Streets, Parks, Fire and Sanitation of the Military Government of Manila, P. I., from May 31, 1899 to July 9, 1900; with regiment, en route to and in China, to Sept. 1, 1900; participated in the battles of Peht-Sangº and Yangt Sunº and the attacks on Pekin and the Imperial City; Inspector-General and Provost Marshal on the Staff of Brigadier-General James H. Wilson, U. S. Volunteers, commanding 1st Brigade, Chinese Relief Expedition, to Oct. 21, 1900; with regiment, en route to and in Philippines, to Nov. 18, 1900; Chief, Department Streets, Parks, Fire and Sanitation of the city of Manila, P. I., to June 30, 1901.

 p405  (Regimental Quartermaster, April 1, 1901 to Dec. 15, 1903)

— With regiment, en route to and in U. S., Fort Snelling, to July 1, 1902; at Fort Wayne, to Feb. 16, 1903; with regiment, en route to and in Philippines (Camp Connell), to Dec. 15, 1903.

(Quartermaster, by detail, Dec. 15, 1903)

— Chief Quartermaster, Department Visayas, Iloilo, P. I., to Dec. 9, 1906; en route to U. S., to Jan. 18, 1906; Constructing Quartermaster, Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Dec. 14, 1907; relieved from Quartermaster's Department and assigned to 2d Infantry, Dec. 14, 1907.

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, Dec. 28, 1907)

— At Vancouver Barracks, Wash., Dec. 14, 1907 to –––––.

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

(Charles Henry Martin, Born Oct. 1, 1863.)

Military History. —

Captain, 14th Infantry, March 2, 1899.

Assigned to 2d Infantry, Dec. 14, 1907.

At Vancouver Bks., Wash., Dec. 14, 1907, to

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, Dec. 28, 1907)

(Transferred to 23d Infantry, Jan. 28, 1910)

(Major, 1st Infantry, Feb. 28, 1910)

Aug. 15, 1911; at Washington, D. C., member of General Staff, to June 30, 1913; at Portland, Oregon, Colonel, 3rd Oregon Infantry, (Militia), to Feb. 1, 1915; at Douglas, Arizona, with 18th Infantry, to Jan. 1, 1916; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., at Army Service Schools, to March 23, 1916; at Douglas, Arizona, with 18th Infantry, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 18th Infantry, June 3, 1916)

Nov. 28, 1916; Colonel 1st Delaware Infantry (Militia), on border duty at Deming, N. M., to Feb. 2, 1917; at Douglas, Arizona, with 18th Infantry, to May 14, 1917;

(Colonel, 55th Infantry, May 15, 1917)

at Leon Springs, Texas, Senior Instructor, First Officers' Training Camp, to

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

Aug. 15, 1917; at Camp Grant, Ill., commanding 172nd Infantry Brigade, to

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

 p462  April 16, 1918, and commanding Camp and 86th Division (Black Hawk), National Army, to Aug. 20, 1918; en route to France with 86th Division, to Sept. 21, 1918; at Training Camp, St. André de Cubzac, France, to Oct. 19; on temporary duty with 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces, in Meuse-Argonne Offensive, to Nov. 19; commanding 92nd Division to Dec. 30, 1918; at Berncastel, Germany, commanding 90th Division, Army of Occupation, to June 7, 1919;

(Returned to Grade of Colonel, June 15, 1919)

at Portland, Oregon, Recruiting Officer, June 16 to Oct. 2; at Chicago, Ill., Inspector-instructor, 2nd Recruiting District, Oct. 10, 1919, to April 10, 1920; at Washington, D. C., in charge of Division for Procurement of Recruits, Adjutant General's Office, April 12, 1920, to ––––

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As commander of the 90th Division during the greater part of its service with the Army of Occupation, by his ceaseless energy he performed his duties with the utmost efficiency, giving the closest personal supervision to the training, discipline, and equipment of his division. His brilliant professional attainments and steadfast devotion to duty were reflected in the high standards maintained throughout the organizations under his command, rendering important services to the American Expeditionary Forces."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Colonel of Infantry, May 15, 1917.

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

Returned to Grade of Colonel, June 15, 1919.

 p256  At Washington, D. C., in charge of Division for Procurement of Recruits, Adjutant General's Office, Apr. 12, 1920, to

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 10, 1921.

Oct. 25, 1921, and on board duty to June 30, 1922; at Camp Meade, Md., commanding 16th Infantry Brigade, July 1 to Sept. 10; at Washington, D. C., assistant Chief of Staff, G‑1, Sept. 11, 1922, to Sept. 15, 1924; on leave of absence to

Major-General, U. S. A., Jan. 16, 1925.

Jan. 22, 1925; in Canal Zone, commanding Panama Canal Division, Jan. 23, 1925, to Oct. 10, 1926; commanding Panama Canal Department, Oct. 10, 1926, to Oct. 1, 1927.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 1, 1927,
By Operation of Law.

Awarded two Silver Stars and cited "for gallantry in action at Yang-tsun, China, Aug. 6, 1900, during the operations of the China Relief Expedition against the Boxers," and "for gallantry in action at Peking, China, Aug. 15, 1900, during the operations of the China Relief Expedition against the Boxers."

Civil History: — Secretary-Treasurer of a holding company, whose owner­ship is confined to his family — Hughes Investment Corporation. Elected to Congress from the 3rd Oregon Dist., on Nov. 4, 1930.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Oct. 1, 1927.

Civil History: — Secretary-Treasurer of a holding company, whose owner­ship is confined to his family — Hughes Investment Corp. Elected to Congress from the 3d Oregon Dist., on Nov. 4, 1930. Re‑elected to Congress for second term on Nov. 7, 1932; elected Governor of State of Oregon on Nov. 5, 1934; served as Governor of Oregon, Jan. 13, 1935 to Jan. 9, 1939. LL. D., U. of Portland, 1935. LL. D., Oregon State College, 1937.

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

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 1 Oct 27.

Died Sep. 22, 1946, at Portland, Or.: Aged 82.

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, River View Cemetery, Portland, OR.

The Author's Notes:

1 (Note in Volume IV) Initials incorrectly given in Register, Third edition.

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2 (Note in Volumes V‑VIII, with slight variants) Son of Samuel Holly Martin, Second Lieutenant, 14th Infantry, in the Mexican War.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Martin's birthplace is from the WPAOG memorial article.

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