Charles Ravenscroft Greenleaf of Pennsylvania. Born 1 January 1838 at Portland, Maine.
Appointed from Ohio, Assistant Surgeon, 5th Ohio Infantry, 9 May 1861
Honorably mustered out 18 July 1861
Assistant Surgeon, United States Army, 5 August 1861
Major (Surgeon) 26 June 1876
Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Medical Purchaser, 24 Februry 1891
Colonel, Assistant Surgeon General of the Army, 10 October 1896
Retired 1 January 1902
Breveted Captain and Major, 13 March 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war.
Colonel Greenleaf died on 2 September 1911 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Georgiana Henri Franck De La Roche, born in Maine in 1839, and whom he married in 1862, died in 1918 and was buried with him. Also see Henry Simpson Greenleaf, Colonel, United States Army.
GREENLEAF, CHARLES R
BRIG GEN US ARMY
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/02/1911
- BURIED AT: SECTION WSIDE SITE 70-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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