Maj. Gen. Charles G. Morton

Charles G. Morton

Maj. Gen. Charles Gould Morton commanded the Hawaiian Department from 1919-1921. He was the son of Brig. Gen. Charles Morton. He attended the US Military Academy in 1879, obtaining his commission in 1883. For most of the first 23 years of his career, he served with the 6th Infantry Regiment, seeing action in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, including a brief stint with the 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry.

For most of the next six years Morton served in various Inspector General capacities before becoming an instructor with the Massachusetts National Guard in 1912. From there Morton commanded the 5th Infantry Regiment from 1913-16 and then assumed duties as Commander of US troops in Panama. He was not there long before becoming Commanding General of the 10th Division, defending the Texas border from 1916-17. Morton then commanded the 29th Division as part of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I.

Gen. Morton served with the War Department General Staff before concluding his career as Commanding General of IX Corps. He retired in 1925, and among his awards was the Distinguished Service Medal. He died in 1933. 



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