Charles Higbee Bridges of Illinois
Appointed from Illinois, Cadet US Military Academy, 21 June 1893 (66)
Additional Second Lieuenant, 6th US Infantry, 11 June 1897
Second Lieutenant, 22 US Infantry, 8 March 1898
First Lieutenant, 2 March 1899
Captain, 15 US Infantry, 28 June 1902
Charles H. Bridges, having fought at San Juan and the siege of Santiago in Cuba, then participated in the Philippine Insurrection, where he was the custodian for four months of the rebel leader Aguinaldo.
During World War I he went to France as the Inspector General of the 2nd Division and later became its G-1 (Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel) until transferred as G-1 to the VI Army Corps in July 1918.
In 1928, he became the Adjutant General of the Army. After 40 years of service he retired in 1933 as a Major General and died in 1948 in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
BRIDGES, CHARLES H
- MG United States Army
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/11/1948
- BURIED AT: SECTION 30 SITE 1087
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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