Walter Henry Gordon
Major General, United States Army
Henry Gordon, born at Artonish, Mississippi, 24 June 1863, graduated from
the Military Academy and was commissioned in the infantry in 1886.
During the early part of this century, after fighting in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection, Gordon served on the General Staff and in the Philippines.
In 1917 he commanded the 15th Infantry in China, and, following America's entry into World War I, he commanded the 10th Brigade in France. General Gordon participated in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and ended the war as commanding officer, 6th Division.
Following the war, for which he received the
Distinguished Service Medal, Gordon commanded Infantry units in the United
States and, prior to his retirement in 1924, served as Deputy Chief of
Staff. Major General Gordon died in Washington, D.C., 26 April 1924.
Posted: 6 May 2006