Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960

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From the description of George Van Horn Moseley papers, 1855-1960 (bulk 1916-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980180

Major general, United States Army; chief, 4th Section, General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1918-1919; deputy chief of staff, 1930-1933.

From the description of One soldier's journey : typescript, 1936-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122398953

Biographical Note

  • 1874, Sept. 28: Born, Evanston, Ill.
  • 1899: Graduated, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
  • 1899 - 1900 : Arizona Arizona Texas Texas Served in Ninth Calvary in Arizona and Texas
  • 1900 - 1907 : Served in the Philippine Islands
  • 1903: Married Alice A. Dodds (divorced 1924)
  • 1907: Commander, I Troop, Fifth Cavalry, Fort Wingate, N.Mex.
  • 1909: Graduated Army Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kans.
  • 1911: Washington, D.C. Washington, D. C. District of Columbia Graduated Army War College, Washington, D.C. Member, general staff corps; assigned to duty in the Militia Division, War Department, and placed in charge of all cavalry matters
  • 1916 - 1917 : Stationed on Mexican border
  • 1917: France Republic of France Stationed in France with Fifth Field Artillery, First Division, American Expeditionary Forces Member of general staff of John J. Pershing; assigned to Fourth Section, American Expeditionary Forces
  • 1917 - 1919 : Chief, Fourth Section, American Expeditionary Forces
  • 1919: Member, Harbord Commission to the Near East
  • 1919 - 1920 : Rejoined general staff of John J. Pershing; accompanied him on tour of the United States
  • 1920 - 1921 : Commander, Second Field Artillery Brigade, Second Division, Camp Travis, Tex.
  • 1921: Detailed by President Warren G. Harding as an assistant to Charles G. Dawes in organizating of the Bureau of the Budget
  • 1922 - 1924 : Fort Sheridan, Ill. Fort Sheridan (historical) Comfort Inn Sheridan Fort Sheridan Golf Course Fort Sheridan Cemetery Comfort Inn City Sheridan Fort Sheridan (historical) Camp Custer, Mich. Commander, Fort Sheridan, Ill., and during the summers commander of a training camp at Camp Custer, Mich.
  • 1924 - 1927 : Commander, Eleventh Field Artillery Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1927 - 1929 : Commander, First Division, Fort Bliss, Tex.; participated in operations during the Mexican revolution of 1929
  • 1929 - 1930 : Executive officer to assistant secretary of war
  • 1930: Married Florence Du Bois
  • 1930 - 1933 : Deputy chief of staff of the army while Douglas MacArthur was chief of staff
  • 1933 - 1934 : Commander, Fifth Corps Area
  • 1934 - 1938 : Commander, Fourth Corps Area
  • 1936 - 1938 : Commander, Third Army
  • 1938: Retired from military service
  • 1960, Nov. 7: Died, Atlanta, Ga.

From the guide to the George Van Horn Moseley Papers, 1855-1960, (bulk 1916-1959), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960. The George Van Horn Moseley Jr. papers, 1918-1968. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf George Van Horn Moseley Papers, 1855-1960, (bulk 1916-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interview with Dwight D. Eisenhower
creatorOf Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960. George Van Horn Moseley papers, 1855-1960 (bulk 1916-1959). Library of Congress
referencedIn Everett Strait Hughes Papers, 1903-1975, (bulk 1903-1929 and 1942-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949. Papers of John Callan O'Laughlin, 1895-1949. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lincoln, Alexander, 1873-. Papers, 1919-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960. One soldier's journey : typescript, 1936-1955. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn John Callan O'Laughlin Papers, 1895-1949 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hughes, Everett Strait, 1885-1957. Everett Strait Hughes papers, 1903-1975 (bulk 1903-1929 and 1942-1945). Library of Congress
creatorOf Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960. Notes on Grant's movement across the Chickahominy and James, 1864. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Papers, 1919-1940 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf MacDonald, Bert. Papers of Bert MacDonald, 1935-1950. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Gerald L. K. Smith Papers, 1922-1976 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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correspondedWith Harbord, James G. (James Guthrie), 1866-1947 person
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
correspondedWith Hughes, Everett Strait, 1885-1957. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Alexander, 1873- person
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correspondedWith Rankin, John E. (John Elliott), 1882-1960 person
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associatedWith United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 502nd. corporateBody
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Birth 1874-09-28

Death 1960-11-07




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