Clarence Ransom Edwards of Ohio
Appointed from Ohio, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 September 1879 (52)
Second Lieutenant, 23rd U. S. Infantry, 13 June 1883
First Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Infantry, 25 February 1891
Transferred to the 23rd U. S. Infantry, 20 July 1891
Captain, Infantry, 30 July 1898
Assigned to the 10th U. S. Infantry, 1 January 1899
Major, Assistant Adjutant General of U. S. Volunteers, 12 May 1898
Lieutenant Colonel, 37th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, 17 August 1899
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 2 July 1901
Colonel, Chief of Bureau of Insular Affairs, 1 July 1901 to
Major General Clarence Ransom Edwards
Artist: George Holburn Snowborn (1902-1990)
1942 Bronze with granite base
Major General Clarence Ransom Edwards (1859-1931) was the commander of the 26th Yankee Division from Connecticut during most of World War I.
The 26th Division was one of the most decorated divisions and one of the longest under fire during the war.
Edwards himself received a Distinguished Service medal.
EDWARDS, CLARENCE R
MAJOR GEN US ARMY
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/14/1931
- BURIED AT: SITE LOT 4073
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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