“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
King in Waupaca County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

General Charles King

1844 – 1933

General Charles King Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 6, 2007
1. General Charles King Marker
Inscription.  Charles King, one of America's most illustrious soldiers, was born in New York and came to Milwaukee in 1845. His father was Rufus King, editor and publisher of the Milwaukee Sentinel and first commander of the famed Civil War Iron Brigade. Charles King graduated from West Point, took part in the Civil War, and served on active duty until 1879, when a serious battle wound during an Indian campaign forced his retirement. Returning to Wisconsin, King began a writing career popularizing the exploits of the U.S. cavalry in the West. He also helped transform the state's militia system into the modern National Guard and commanded the Guard during the 1886 labor riots in Bay View. King taught for many years at St. Johns Military Academy in Delafield. Re-entering federal service during the Spanish-American War, King attained the rank of brigadier general and later participated in World War I. Spending more than seventy years in uniform -- longer than any soldier in American history -- King also wrote and published extensively on military life. The village of King in Waupaca County bears his name.
General Charles King Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, September 6, 2007
2. General Charles King Marker
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1999 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 422.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World IWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 44° 20.194′ N, 89° 8.561′ W. Marker is in King, Wisconsin, in Waupaca County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of County Road QQ and Bell Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is by an access road to a parking area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: King WI 54946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Army Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Waupaca County War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Old Coach Road (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hellestad House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lake with a Secret (approx. 3.7 miles away); Fish Raceway (approx. 3.7 miles away); Windfeldt Estate (approx. 4.1 miles away); Jorgens Park Preserve / A Tribute (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,264 times since then and 117 times this year. Last updated on March 8, 2020, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 26, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 8, 2022