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Ephraim Geoffrey Peyton
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Ephraim Geoffrey Peyton
Brigadier General, US. Army
Born in Gallatin, Mississippi January 19, 1876
Died January 1, 1950
Son of Judge Ephraim Geoffrey & Annie (Coleman) Peyton Married Bertha Augusta Moore October 15, 1919
Cadet, US. Military Academy 1895-99
Graduated as No. 3938, Class of 1899
2nd Lieutenant 1899
1st Lieutenant 1901
Captain 1907
Major (Philippine Scouts) 1910
Major 1917
Lieutenant Colonel 1918
Colonel 1918
Major 1920
Lieutenant Colonel 1920
Colonel 1923
Served with 18th Infantry Regiment 1901-15
Adjutant, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment 1901-03 Regimental 
Adjutant, 18th Infantry Regiment 1908-10 Commander, 3rd Battalion, 
Philippine Scouts 1915-17 Instructor, Organized Reserve Corps Camp 
1917 Served with 320th Infantry Regiment 1917-18
Commanding Officer, 320th Infantry Regiment 1918
Served with American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Paris
January-September 1919
Commanding Officer, 38th Infantry Regiment, Camp Pike 1919-20
Recruiting duty at Jackson, Miss. 1920
Student, General Service Schools 1920-21
Instructor, Infantry School 1921-23
Director, Department of Military Art, Infantry School 1923-24
Director, Department of Experiment, Infantry School 1924-25
Student, Army War College 1925-26
Commanding Officer, 9th Infantry Regiment 1926-28
Served with Office of Chief of Infantry 1928-29
Instructor, 30th Division 1929
Commanding General, 30th (NG) Division (as Major General) 1929-32
Executive Officer, Infantry School 1932-34
Chief of Staff, VIII Corps Area 1934-36
Chief of Staff, 99th Division 1936-38
Ret. 1938
Promoted Brigadier General (Ret) 1940
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Ephraim Geoffrey Peyton of Mississippi
Appointed from Mississippi, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1895 (71)
Second Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry, 15 February 1899
First Lieutenant, 18th United States Infantry, 2 February 1901
GENERAL EPHRAIM PEYTON, ARMY EX-INSTRUCTOR

ATLANTA, Georgia, January 1, 1950 Brigadier General Ephraim Peyton, USA, retired, died today at his home here.  He was 73 years old.

General Peyton, who had served as Chief of Staff of the Eighth Corps Area and also on the War Department General Staff, commanded an infantry regiment of the Eightieth Division during World War I.  In the Battle of the Argonne he was temporarily blinded by gas but three days later tore up his hospital tag and returned to his forward post.

He received the Silver Star, Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Medal for his achievements in that conflict.

Formerly an instructor of military tactics at Fort Benning, Georgia, and West Point, New York, he was named a Major General in command of the Thirtieth National Guard Division, composed of Southern troops.  He retired in 1938 because of disability.

He leaves his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Helen Honnen of Fort Benning and Mrs. Charlotte Mathias of Washington.



PEYTON, EHPRAIM GEOFFREY
BG USA INF, WWI
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 01/01/1950
DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/04/1950
BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 867-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

PEYTON, BERTHA MOORE W/O EPHRAIM G
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/25/1871
DATE OF DEATH: 10/04/1960
DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/07/1960
BURIED AT: SECTION 11  SITE 867-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF EG PEYTON - BG USA

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Distinguished Service Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Purple Heart Medal