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BG Benjamin Alvord, Jr
Birth: May 15, 1860
Clark County
Washington, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1927
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

United States Army Brigadier General. He was the son of Civil War Brigadier General Benjamin Alvord, Sr. and a career military officer. In 1882, he graduated from the US Military Academy and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and the 20th US Infantry. After attending Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he was an instructor at West Point (1887-91), fought in the Philippines Insurrection and was Adjutant General of the Department of Northern Luzon in 1901. During World War I, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and a Silver Star Medal for his service and was Adjutant General of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, till 1918. In 1922, he was named Assistant Adjutant General of the Army at the War Department and remained in position until he retired in May 1924. He died at age 65 in Washington D.C. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Alvord (1813 - 1884)
  Emily Louise Mussey Alvord (1826 - 1885)
  Margaret McCleery Alvord (1864 - 1944)*
  Katherine Rutherford Alvord Spiller (1889 - 1964)*
  Margaret Alvord Spiller (1891 - 1930)*
  Anna Claghorn Alvord (1849 - 1860)*
  Clarence Alvord (1851 - 1856)*
  Emily Louise Alvord Craig (1858 - ____)*
  Benjamin Alvord (1860 - 1927)
  William Cullum Alvord (1866 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 4, Lot 3215-WS
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Barry Charles
Record added: Jul 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9100952
BG Benjamin Alvord, Jr
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 13, 2017

- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Oct. 18, 2016
Thank you for your service ..."Preserving the memories so others will remember..."
- John Michael
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016
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