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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Martin

Birthplace: Ogle County, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: I.

Date of Birth: 25 January 1871

Date of Death: 08 May 1953

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Charles I. Martin

•  Philippine-American War (1899 - 1902)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Charles I. Martin
Major General, U.S. Army

Charles I. Martin was born on 25 January 1871 in Ogle County, IL.

Martin enlisted in the Kansas National Guard as a Private in 1890. He was eventually commissioned an officer with the 20th Kansas Volunteers during the outbreak of hostilities with Spain. He participated in the Philippines Pacification Campaign and was discharged as a Major in October 1899.

In 1901, he was elected as clerk of Bourbon County District Court, was admitted to the bar and practiced law. In 1909, he rejoined the Kansas National Guard as a Colonel and was selected to be Adjutant General of Kansas.

During World War I, he was promoted to Brigadier General and assigned to the 70th Brigade of the 35th Division where he remained until September 1918. After the war, he was promoted to Major General and made Commander of the 35th Division, a post he held until retiring on 31 January 1935.

Death and Burial

Major General Charles I. Martin died on 8 May 1953. He is buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, KS.

Honoree ID: 2808   Created by: MHOH




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