Brigadier General, United States Army
Gerhardt was boen 19 March 1863 in Baltimore, Maryland. He
married Kate Watkins on 19 November 1890 at Richmond, Virginia. He
was the father of Charles Hunter Gerhardt,
Major General, United States Army.
Charles Gerhardt of Maryland
Appointed from North Carolina, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1883 (48)
Second Lieutenant, 20th U. S. Infantry, 12 June 1887
First Lieuenant, 8th U. S. Infantry, 1 August 1894
Captain, 2 March 1899
Progressed through the ranks to Brigadier General
Retired in 1930 and died at Mendham, New Jersey, on 5 June 1957
CHARLES GERHARDT, RETIRED GENERAL, 94
MENDHAM, New Jersey, June 6, 1957 – Brigadier General Charles Gerhardt, U.S.A., retired, died here yesterday after a long illness. His age was 94.
He was born in Baltimore and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1887. General Gerhardt served in the infantry until his retirement in 1927.
In Montana in 1890 he took part in a campaign against the Indians. He served thereafter in the Spanish-American War and saw action in the Philippine Insurrection.
In World War I, General Gerhardt commanded the Fourth Infantry Regiment and then a Service of Supply sector in France. Later he saw action with the Thirty-Fifth Division. After the war General Gerhardt commanded the Sixteenth Infantry Regiment at Governors Island.
His son, Major General Charles H. Gerhardt, U.S.A., retired, of Winter Park, Florida, commanded the Twenty-Ninth Infantry Division in France and Germany in World War II.
He leaves also a daughter, Mrs. John H. Stutesman
of Mendham; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
GERHARDT, KATE W W/O CHARLES
Posted: 21 May 2006 Updated: 10 December 2007