MacArthur, Arthur

MacArthur, Arthur,

1845–1912, American army officer, b. Springfield, Mass.; father of Douglas MacArthurMacArthur, Douglas,
1880–1964, American general, b. Little Rock, Ark.; son of Arthur MacArthur. Early Career

MacArthur was reared on army posts and attended military school in Texas.
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. Raised in Wisconsin, he served with the 24th Wisconsin Volunteers in the Civil War and fought in many Western campaigns and in the Chattanooga campaign of 1863. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry. Joining the regular army after the war, he fought in both Cuba and the Philippines in the Spanish-American War and was (1900–1901) military governor of the Philippines. He had risen (1906) to the rank of lieutenant general when he retired in 1909.
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MacArthur, Arthur

(1845–1912) soldier; born in Springfield, Mass. (father of Douglas MacArthur). After seeing extensive combat with a Wisconsin infantry regiment during the Civil War, he served for many years on garrison duty in the West. He led combat forces in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War (1898) and then served as military governor during the insurrection in the Philippines (1900–01). He spent his final eight years in the army commanding departments in the U.S.A.
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