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Charles Maxwell Clement
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1855
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1934
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

National Guard Major General. He clerked in the county Prothonotary's office while studying law, attained admission to the bar in 1878 and practiced in Sunbury. A Republican, he served in several party positions, held local offices, and served as Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth in the 1890s. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1877, was commissioned, and rose through the ranks to Lieutenant Colonel of the 12th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Spanish-American War. He became Colonel and commander of the regiment after the war, and was later promoted to Brigadier General and commander of the 3rd Brigade. In 1915 he was promoted to Major General as commander of the 28th Division, and he led the division during the Villa Expedition. He commanded the division during its training at the start of World War I, and traveled to France to observe trench warfare tactics firsthand. He retired shortly before the division embarked for Europe. When the Army created the Spanish War Service and Mexican Border Service Medals in 1919, Clement was the first recipient of each. In retirement he was active in fraternal and veterans organizations, and wrote articles and gave speeches on military topics. 
Family links: 
  Alice Virginia Withington Clement (1855 - 1933)
  John Kay Clement (1880 - 1971)*
  Martin Withington Clement (1881 - 1966)*
  Charles Francis Clement (1884 - 1963)*
  Theron Ball Clement (1896 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Pomfret Manor Cemetery
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Mar 06, 2014
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Charles Maxwell Clement
Added by: Bill McKern
Charles Maxwell Clement
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Charles Maxwell Clement
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Commander, 28th Infantry Division, 1915-1917.
- Bill McKern
 Added: Mar. 6, 2014

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