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Gen George Gordon Greenough

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Gen George Gordon Greenough

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 27 Jun 1912 (aged 67)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot R38/72
Memorial ID 105691305 View Source

United States Army Brigadier General. He was educated in France and graduated from West Point in 1865. He was initially assigned to the Twenty-first Infantry, but in 1870 was transferred to the artillery. He was promoted to Captain in 1883 and Major in 1898, Lieutenant Colonel in 1902, Colonel in 1903 and Brigadier General 1908. He was professor of French at West Point from 1868 to 1873 and served in the Modoc Indian campaign in 1873. He also was in the Nevada expedition in 1875 and the Powder River expedition of 1876. In 1877 he was appointed a military instructor at the University of California. In 1898 he was named the Commander of the Artillery Defense of Washington, D.C. He also served in Cuba during the Spanish American War. After retiring from the Army he made in his home in Charleston, South Carolina where he died


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George Gordon Greenough
1844 – 1912
Graduated at West Point 1865
U. S. Infantry until 1869
Fourth Artillery 1870
Modoc Campaign 1873
Sharpshooter 1884 – 1888
Cuba 1898 -1899 Philippines 1900-1902
Lieut. Colonel 1902 Fort Wadsworth
Colonel N. Y. Harbor 1903 – 1905
Brigadier General 1909
Retired at Fort Moultrie, S. C.

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