Joseph Theodore Dickman

Joseph Theodore Dickman

Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 23 Oct 1927 (aged 70)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Grave 2537
Memorial ID 2940 · View Source
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United States Army Major General. He was commissioned an officer in the 3rd Cavalry after graduating from West Point in 1881 and served in the Western Indian Campaigns along the Mexican border. During the Spanish American War, he participated in the Battle of San Juan Hill and was promoted Major. From 1899 to 1902, he served with General Joseph Wheeler during the Philippine Insurrection at the Battles on the Island of Panay. In 1905, he served on the Army General Staff, was an instructor at the Army War College until 1912 and promoted Colonel in command of 2nd US Cavalry in 1915. At the beginning of World War I, be was promoted Brigadier General in command of the 3rd Infantry Division and was deployed to France in March 1918. He led the 3rd Division to victories at Chateau-Thierry, in May 1918 and at the Second Battle of the Marne in July of 1918. He commanded the IV Corps at the Saint Mihiel Offensive in September 1918 and the I Corps at the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in November 1918. After the German surrender, he commanded the 3rd Army during the occupation of France and helped establish the peace agreement. He returned to the US in April 1919 and served as Commanding General of the VIII Corps until he retired from active service as a Major General, in October 1921.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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