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Charles Hartwell Bonesteel
Major General, United States Army
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Major General Charles Hartwell Bonesteel
 Born April 9, 1885 at Fort Sidney, Nebraska
Died June 5, 1964

Cadet, U. S. Military Academy 1904-08
Graduated as No. 4702, Class of 1908

Second Lieutenant 1908
First Lieutenant 1914
Captain 1917
Major (Temporary) 1917
Captain 1919
Major 1920
Lieutenant Colonel 1932
Colonel 1937
Brigadier General 1940
Major General (AUS) 1941
Major General 1946

Served with 12th Infantry Regiment 1908-14
Served in the Philippines 1909-12
Served with 30th Infantry Regiment 1914-15
Served with 1st Infantry Regiment 1915
Inspector-Instructor, National Guard of Hawaii 1916-17
Served with Headquarters, Hawaiian Department 1917
Served at Kelly Field, Texas 1917-18
Served with 55th Infantry Regiment, AEF 1918
Served with Port of Embarkation, Newport News 1918-19
Commander, Camp Morrison, Virginia 1919
Instructor (Tactics), US. Military Academy 1919-24
Student, Infantry School 1924-25
Student, Command & General Staff School 1925-26
Served with Office of the Chief of Infantry 1926-30
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment and later Executive Officer of the Regiment 1930-31
Student, Army War College 1931-32
Instructor (Tactics), Infantry School 1932-33
Chief, 3d Section (Weapons), Infantry School 1933-36
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment 1936-38
Commanding Officer, 19th Infantry Regiment 1938-40
Chief of Staff VI Corps Area & 2d US.Army 1940
Commanding General, VI Corps Area 1940-41
Commanding General, 5th Infantry Division 1941
Commanding General, Iceland Base Command 1941-43
Commandant, The Infantry School 1943-44
Commanding General, Western Defense Command 1944
Assistant to Commanding General, 12th Army Group 1944
Commander, G1 (Personnel) Section, Headquarters SHAEF 1944-45
Inspector General, US. European Theater of Operations 1945
President, War Department Manpower Board 1945-47
Retired January 31, 1947

Legion of Merit - Distinguished Service Medal - Bronze Star Medal

Son of Major Charles H. Bonesteel, USMA Class of 1876
Father of General Charles H. Bonesteel III, USMA Class of 1931



CH Bonesteel III PHOTO

Major General Charles Hartwell Bonesteel was born in 1885 and died in 1964.  He and his wife, Caroline Hudson Bonesteel (1885-1965) are buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

He is apparently a Junior due to the following:

Charles Hartwell Bonesteel of Connecticut
Appointed from Dakota Territory, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1872 (23)
Second Lieutenant, 21st United States Infantry, 15 June 1876
First Lieutenant, 7 July 1883
Regimental Quartermaster, 25 March 1888 to 28 February 1889
Captain, 21st United States Infantry, 27 June 1897
Transferred to the 27th United States Infantry, 19 August 1901
Major, 23rd United States Infantry, 9 May 1902
Died 4 September 1902
His burial location is unknown at this time.

There is also a General Charles H. Bonesteel III who commanded United Nations Command in Korea from 1966 to 1969.

Webmaster: Michael Robert Patterson


BONESTEEL, CHARLES HARTWELL
United States Army
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/09/1885
DATE OF DEATH: 06/05/1964
DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/08/1964
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1374-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CHARLES HARTWELL BONESTEEL
MGEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/09/1885
DATE OF DEATH: 06/05/1964
DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/08/1964
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1374A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BONESTEEL, CAROLINE
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/12/1885
DATE OF DEATH: 10/15/1965
DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/21/1965
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1374-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF CH BONESTEEL

CH Bonesteel Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006


Posted: 16 August 2003  Updated: 1 October 2004  Updated: 18 February 2005 Updated: 31 December 2005 Updated: 18 August 2006
Updated: 16 October 2007
US Military Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distinguished Service Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Legion of Merit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bronze Star Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CH Bonesteel Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007

CH Bonesteel Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003