Benjamin Andrew Poore Major General, United States Army

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Major General Benjamin Andrew Poore, U.S. Army
Born June 22, 1863
Died August 27, 1940

Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1882-86
Graduated as No. 3129, Class of 1886
Second Lieutenant 1886
First Lieutenant 1892
Captain 1899
Major 1908
Lieutenant Colonel 1914
Colonel 1916
Brigadier General (Temporary) 1917
Colonel 1920
Brigadier General 1921
Major General 1925

Served with 12th Infantry Regiment 1886-92
Served with 10th Infantry Regiment 1892
Served with 6th Infantry Regiment 1892-08
Instructor, US. Military Academy 1893-95
Regimental Quartermaster, 6th Infantry Regiment 1898-99
Served in the Philippines 1899-02
Regimental Adjutant, 6th Infantry Regiment 1899-03
Student, Army War College 1908-09
Served with 22nd Infantry Regiment 1908-12 (Battalion Commander 1909-12) Director, Army War College 1912-16 Served with 15th Infantry Regiment 1916 Commanding Officer, 8th Infantry Regiment 1916-17 Commanding General, 162nd Depot Brigade 1917 Commanding General, 14th Infantry Brigade 1917-18 Commanding General, 7th Infantry Division 1918-19 Commander, Fort D.A. Russell 1919-20 Commanding General, Provisional Brigade (1st & 35th Infantry Regiment's), Camp Lewis February-March 1920 Commanding Officer, 1st Infantry Regiment 1920-21 Commanding General, 4th Brigade, 2nd Division 1921-24 Commanding General, 12th Brigade 1924-25 Commanding General, VII Corps Area 1925-27

Retired June 22, 1927
DSC – DSM – Silver Star (two)


Benjamin Andrew Poore of Alabama
Appointed From Massachusetts, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1882 (33)
Second Lieutenant, 12th United States Infantry, 1 July 1886
First Lieutenant, 10th United States Infantry, 16 September 1892
Transferred to the 6th United States Infantry, 28 September 1892
Captain, 2 March 1899


POORE, BENJAMIN A.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Brigade, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 & October 11, 1918
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin A. Poore, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Septsarges, France, September 27, and at Bois-du-Fays, France, October 11, 1918.

At Bois-de-Septsarges on September 27, General Poore personally reformed his disorganized troops, who were falling back through lack of command and because of severe casualties. Under heavy fire, he led them to the lines, and presented an unbroken front to the enemy. Again on October 11, in the region of Bois-du-Fays, he gathered together troops who were taking refuge from hostile fire, and turned them over to the support commander.


Benjamin Andrew Poore (1863-1940). Major General, U.S. Army, World War I General, in Philippines (1899-1902).

General Poore is buried near his son-in-law and daughter, Charles Lawrence Bolte, General, United States Army, and Adelaide Carleton Poore Bolte

POORE, AIELAIDE G W/O BENJAMIN A

  • DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
  • BURIED AT:
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF BA POORE – MAJ GEN USA

POORE, BENJAMIN A
MAJOR GEN USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown

  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/27/1940
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/31/1940
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3310
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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