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Charles Gould Morton
Charles Morton, 29th Division, Nogent-le-Roi 1918
January 15, 1861|
|Died||July 18, 1933
San Francisco, California
||United States Army|
|Years of service||1883–1925|
|Commands held||29th Infantry Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Croix de Guerre
Distinguished Service Medal
Commander of the Legion of Honor
Eleanor Moorhead Huff
Charles Gould Morton (January 15, 1861 – July 18, 1933) was an American major general during World War I.
Morton accepted a commission as an infantry officer and served on the frontier until 1888.
From 1889 to 1890, Morton was a Professor of Military Science at the Florida Agricultural College.
For most of his military career, Morton served with the 6th Infantry Regiment.
During World War I, he commanded the 29th Infantry Division. Morton then commanded the Ninth Corps Area, which had its headquarters at the Presidio of San Francisco. He retired in 1925.
Morton married Ida Hastings on October 15, 1885. She died in 1921, and Morton subsequently married Eleanor Moorhead Huff on June 14, 1922.
Morton received the Distinguished Service Medal for his service during World War I. Morton also received the Croix de Guerre with two palms and the title of Commander of the Legion of Honor.
Death and legacy
Morton died on July 18, 1933 in San Francisco, California. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The transport ship USS General C. G. Morton (AP-138) was named in his honor and saw service in World War II and the Korean War.
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