Guido Norman Lieber was born at Columbia, South Carolina, May 21, 1837. He graduated from college in 1856, and Harvard Law School in 1859.
He entered the National Army in 1861. He was promoted to Major and judge advocate in 1862, and later was appointed Professor of Law at the Uinted States Military Academy. PhD., LLB, AB, South Carolina College, 1856, LLB, Harvard, 1858.
He served as Aide-de-camp to General E. B. Alexander. He was a First Lieutenant, 11th United States Infantry, May 14, 1861, and promoted through the through grades to Brigadier General, Judge Advocate General of the Army, January 3, 1895. He retired: May 21, 1901.
He was breveted Captain, June 27, 1862, for gallant and meritorious svces in Battle of Gaines' Mill, Virginia, to Major, May 28, 1864, for same in Red River, Louisiana, campaign, to Lieutenant Colonel, March 13, 1865, for faithful and meritorious services during war.
He was the author of “Remarks on the Army Regulations,” “The Use of the Army in Aid of the Civil Power.”
He died on April 25, 1923 and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Buried in his plot at Arlington are:
His son, William Alexander Lieber, First Lieutenant, United States Army, 24th United States Infantry. 1872-1920. His son's wife, Genevra Norris Lieber (1876-1955)
The General's wife, Bettie Alexander Lieber, 1845-1915.
Francis Lieber, a possible son of General Lieber, 1869-1898.
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