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

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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.


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

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