The Calvin Dewitt Jr. papers, 1935-1990.
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The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...
John Lesesne DeWitt (1880-1962) was born at Fort Sydney, Nebraska. After two years of study at Princeton University, he enlisted with the infantry and served in the Spanish-American War. During World War I, he was deputy chief of staff for supply of I Corps in 1918 and of First Army from 1918 to 1919. He served as quartermaster general of the Army, from 1930 to 1934, at the statutory rank of major general. He reverted to brigadier general in March 1934. He achieved the rank of major general agai...
Brigadier General Calvin DeWitt Jr. graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Cavalry on June 13, 1916. He retired in 1954 as a brigadier general. From the description of Calvin Dewitt, Jr. photograph collection. 1898-1953. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 48745038 ...