Charles Bryant Drake
Brigadier General, United States Army
Bryant Drake of Pennsylvania
Appointed from Pennsylvania, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1892 (28)
Additional Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Cavalry, 12 June 1896
Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Cavalry, 27 August 1896
First Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Cavalry, 13 December 1899
Transferred to the 1st U. S. Cavalry, 23 February 1900
Captain, 15th U. S. Cavalry, 28 June 1902
Transferred to the 14th U. S. Cavalry, 8 July 1902
DRAKE, CHARLES B.
Captain, U.S. Army
Date of Action: February 14, 1904
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Old Forge, Pennsylvanioa
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Drake, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at the siege and taking of Cotta Pang Pang, Jolo, Philippine Islands, February 14, 1904.
Captain Drake's conspicuous bravery and daring were demonstrated in leading the men to the firing line and being the first over the bamboo fence and the stone wall of the cotta.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
DRAKE, CHARLES BRYANT