Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Muir, Charles Henry

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Collier's New Encyclopedia
Muir, Charles Henry
Edition of 1921; disclaimer.

MUIR, CHARLES HENRY, American soldier; born in Erie, Mich., in 1860; he graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1885, and from the Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in 1895, at the head of his class. He held first place in the Army Rifle Team in 1890, and with 10 companions attacked Rosario, P. I., in January, 1900, driving out General Malvar's headquarters, capturing $25,000 from his treasury, and releasing 300 Spanish prisoners. From 1903 to 1907 he was a member of the general staff at Washington and was assigned to the 28th Division in December, 1917. Has campaign badges of Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Cuban Occupation, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition. He became commander at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., in January, 1918, and till 1920 was on service at the War Department, Washington.