Charles Heywood

Major General Charles Heywood (October 3, 1839 – February 26, 1915) was the ninth Commandant of the Marine Corps. He served as an officer for over 45 years and was the first Marine to reach the rank of major general. During Heywood's term as Commandant, the size of the Corps more than tripled, from 2,175 Marines to 7,810 total.

Charles Heywood
9th Commandant of the Marine Corps (1891–1903)
Nickname(s)"Boy Colonel"[1]
Born(1839-10-03)October 3, 1839
Waterville, Maine
DiedFebruary 26, 1915(1915-02-26) (aged 75)
Washington, D.C.
Place of burial
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service1858–1903
Rank Major general
Commands heldCommandant of the Marine Corps
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
Spanish–American War

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