Arthur MacArthur Jr.

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Birthday
2, 1845
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 5, 1912 (67)
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Birthday
2, 1845
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Sep 5, 1912 (67)

About

U.S. Army General who received the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.

Before Fame

He participated at age eighteen in the Battle of Missionary Ridge and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his wartime heroics.

Trivia

He served as commander of the American occupying forces in the Philippines, but he was removed from the post in 1901 following a spat with William Howard Taft.

Family Life

His son was the famous Douglas MacArthur, commander of the Allied forces in the Pacific theater of World War II.

Associated With

He and Douglas MacArthur became the first father-son pair to both receive Medals of Honor.