Brigadier General, United States Army
Murray of California
Appointed from California, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1886 (40)
Second Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Infantry, 12 June 1890
First Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Infantry, 18 April 1897
Transferred to 21st U. S. Infantry, 21 July 1897
Peter Murray was born at Visalia, California,
in 1869. He served through the ranks to Brigadier General and died
on 26 December 1940. He was buried with full military honors in Section
7 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Harriet Tingley Jewett
Murray (born at Fort Bascom, New Mexico, in 1871 and died on 9 September
1932) is buried with him.
PORTLAND, Maine, December 27, 1940 – Brigadier General Peter Murray of Cape Elizabeth, a retired Army officer, died yesterday at a hospital here at the age of 73. He was born in California and was graduated from West Point in 1890.
General Murray, who served in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, saw service in the Philippine campaign and was commander of the Third Brigade, Second Division, in the Verdun-St. Mihiel Sector in the World War. He became a Colonel in the Inspector General’s Office and served on the General Staff in Washington before his retirement.
BRIG GEN US ARMY RETD
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 12/26/1940
DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/20/1940
BURIED AT: SECTION 7 SITE 8196
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
MURRAY, HARRIET JEWETT W/O PETER
Posted: 1 January 2005 Updated: 27 August 2005 Updated: 18 October 2007 Updated: 8 January 2008
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 2 December 2004