Concord in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Charles Augustus Doyen
1914 World War 1918
City of Concord New Hampshire
Dedicated Nov. 11, 1919
In Memory of
Charles Augustus Doyen
Commanding Officer – First
Regiment of Marines to go
to France, June 1917
Born at Concord New Hampshire
September 2, 1859
Died at Quantico Virginia
October 6, 1918
Erected 1919 by City of Concord, New Hampshire.
Location. 43° 12.595′ N, 71° 32.362′ W. Marker is in Concord, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling east on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northwest corner of the Merrimack County Superior Court parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Concord NH 03301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Baker Eddy House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Rumford Garrison No. 5 (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Hampshire's Presidential Primary (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Gilbert Winant (1889-1947) (approx. 0.2 miles away); John P. Hale (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Webster (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Grateful Tribute (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal tablet mounted on a 4-foot tall, chiseled granite slab.
Regarding Charles Augustus Doyen. Brigadier General Doyen's contribution to World War I victories in France was recognized by the posthumous award of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the first to ever be awarded.
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1. Brigadier General Charles Augustus Doyen.
Charles A. Doyen graduated from the United States Naval Academy in the class of 1881. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1883, and afterward served in many seas and countries with both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. From 26 October to 8 November 1917, he served as Commanding General, US 2d Division(RA), the first Marine officer to command a US Army division. His devoted service broke his health, and he was forced to return to the United States, where he died on 6 October 1918. But the 4th Brigade went on to win a historic victory in Belleau Wood. (Submitted on April 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Charles Augustus Doyen.
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Brigadier General Charles Augustus Doyen, United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. By reason of his abilities and personal efforts, Brigadier General Doyen brought this brigade to the very high state of efficiency which enabled it to successfully resist the German Army in the Chateau-Thierry sector and Belleau Woods. The strong efforts on his part for nearly a year, undermined his health, and necessitated his being invalided to the United States before having the opportunity to command the brigade in action, but his work was shown by the excellent service rendered by the brigade, not only at Belleau Woods, but during the entire campaign when they fought in many battles. (Submitted on April 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. BG Charles Augustus Doyen.
As Brigadier-General he was chosen to command the first brigade of Marines that was sent to France, and it was under his command that the Marines received the vigorous training that proved such a fine preparation for their later glorious exploits.
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 5, Site 7030 (Submitted on April 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. USS Doyen.
Two ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Doyen for Charles A. Doyen:
USS Doyen (DD-280), a Clemson-class destroyer, commissioned in 1919 and decommissioned in 1930.
USS Doyen (APA-1) (originally AP-2), a transport, commissioned in 1943 and decommissioned in 1946. (Submitted on April 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • War, World I •
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