Major General
Charles S. Farnsworth
Charles S. Farnsworth1
Basic Information
Born October 29, 1862
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Died December 19, 1955 (aged 93)
Norco, Riverside County, California
Cause/death Illness
Buried at San Francisco National Cemetery
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Years/Service 1887 - 1925
(41 years, 9 months, 27 days)
Rank 20px Major General

Charles Stewart Farnsworth (October 29, 1862 - December 19, 1955)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
37th Infantry Regiment Commanding General Overseas May 8, 1918
The Infantry School 2nd Commandant Ft. Sill, Oklahoma April 15, 1919 July 1, 1920
Office, Chief of Infantry 1st Chief of Infantry Washington, D.C. July 1, 1920 March 27, 1925

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet July 1, 1883
2nd Lieutenant Insignia
2nd Lieutenant June 12, 1887
O-2 1st Lieutenant July 31, 1894
O-3 Captain March 2, 1899
O-4 Major April 17, 1910
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel June 12, 1917
O-6 Colonel May 15, 1917
O-8 Chief of Infantry July 1, 1920 accepted: July 18, 1920
Recess Appointment Expired March 4, 1921
O-8 Chief of Infantry March 28, 1921
Retired (at his own request) March 27, 1925
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-7 Brigadier General August 5, 1917 accepted: August 24, 1917
O-8 Major General April 12, 1918 accepted: April 30, 1918
Honorable Discharge March 15, 1920

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Spanish Campaign Medal Philippine Campaign Medal Mexican Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal

Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue
Legion of Honour (Officer) Legion of Honour Commander France
Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 Croix de Guerre - France Palm
Order of Leopold (Commander) Order of the Leopold Commander Belgium


World War I World War II





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