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Charles Morton
Brigadier Genreal, United States Army
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Charles Morton was born at Chagrin Falls, Ohio, March 18, 1846. He married Elizabeth Lloyd, dau of Major General Langdon C. Easton, USA, April 8,1873. He married a second time to Mrs Sabina (Page) Pemberton, September 25, 1904.

He served as a Private in Company I, 13th and 25th Missouri Infantry Regiments, and Company H, 1st Missouri Engineers, July 29, 1861-September 14, 1864. He was appointed to the United States Militaty Academy on July 1, 1865 and graduated In June 1869. He was then appointed Second Lieutenant, 3rd United States Cavalry on June 15, 1869,  and subsequently promoted through the rank to Brigadier Geneal, United States Army, Aptil 19, 1907.

He retired by operation of law on March 18, 1910. 

He was breveted First Lieutenant, February 27, 1890, for action against Indians in Tonto County, Arizona, June 5, 1871. 

He died on December 20, 1914 and was buried with full military honors in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His second wife, Sabina Page Pemberton Morton, is buried with him.


BRIGADIER GENERAL MORTON DEAD
Retired Veteran of Civil War a Victim of Pneumonia

WASHINGTON, December 20, 1914 Brigadier General Charles Morton, U.S.A., retired, died of pneumonia here tonight.  He was in his 69th year.

Since retiring from active service four years ago, General Morton had lives in Washington with his wife and son.  He was born at Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and at the age of 16 enlisted in the Union Army.  Serving throughout the Civil War as a Private, he was appointed to the Military Academy in 1865.  As a junior officer he saw fighting against the Indians and in 1890 he was brevetted First Lieutenant for bravery in a skirmish in Arizona.

Funeral services will be held here tomorrow and the body will be buried with military honors on Tuesday in Arlington National Cemetery.


MORTON, CHARLES
BRIG GEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 12/20/1914
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION SS E  SITE 4862
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

MORTON, SABINA W/O CHARLES 
DATE OF DEATH: 01/24/1943
DATE OF INTERMENT: 02/02/1943
BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 4662
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  WIFE OF CHARLES MORTON, BRIGADIER GEN USN RET


NOTE Research continues regarding his son, Charles Gould Morton, Jr., Major General, United States Army, who graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1883 and who retired from the Army in 1925. He served in the Philippines in the Spanish-American War and later on the Texas border. Commanding Twenty-Ninth Division, American Expeditionary Forces, France.

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Posted: 13 October 2001  Updated: 14 December 2004  Updated: 3 September 2005 Updated: 10 December 2007
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Charles Morton Gravesite PHOTO December 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004