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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Heywood

Birthplace: Waterville, ME, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Date of Birth: 03 October 1839

Date of Death: 26 February 1915

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Charles Heywood

•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  Boxer Rebellion (1899 - 1901)


Charles Heywood
Major General, U.S. Marine Corps

Charles Heywood was born on 3 October 1839 in Waterville, ME.

Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1858, he rose in rank until he was promoted to Colonel and ninth Commandant of the Marines in 1891. He remained as Commandant as the rank was raised to Brigadier General in 1899 and to Major General in 1902.

Under his leadership, the Corps more than tripled in size and saw action in the Spanish-American War and the Peking Relief Expedition. He retired in 1903.

Death and Burial

Major General Charles Heywood died on 26 February 1915 in Washington, DC. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 2628   Created by: MHOH




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