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Bruce Cotten (1873 - 1954)

Bruce Cotten, collector, writer, and army officer, was a native of Wilson, but his family soon moved to Pitt County. His father, Colonel Robert Randolph Cotten, a businessman and owner of Cottendale ...

1/30/2020 1/30/2020

Rufus Zenas Johnston (June 7, 1874 – July 4, 1959) was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1895. He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the...

11/28/2015 11/19/2019

Charles Pelot Summerall (March 4, 1867 – May 14, 1955) was a U.S. general. He fought in World War I, and was Army Chief of Staff between 1926 and 1930. He was also the President of The Citadel betwee...

5/18/2012 11/17/2019

Lyman Atkinson Cotten, naval officer and diplomat, was born at Wilson but grew up at Cottendale, the family plantation, in Pitt County. He was the son of Colonel Robert Randolph Cotten and Sallie S...

9/10/2019 9/10/2019

Gideon McDonald VanPoole, physician and eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist, was born in Salisbury, the son of Otho and Lucretia Lentz VanPoole. In 1894 he entered The University of North Carolina,...

8/19/2019 8/19/2019

Major-General Sir Vernon George Waldegrave Kell KCMG KBE CB (21 November 1873 – 27 March 1942) was a British Army general and the founder and first Director of the British Security Service, otherwise...

7/11/2019 7/11/2019

Major in the Royal Engineer Corps. He retired on 9th May, 1891. He served in the 2nd Afghan War, the Boxer Rebellion and in India. Source - He was appointed Lieutenant on 6 January, 1872, Capta...

6/3/2009 8/2/2018

17.04.1880 Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 - Oldenburg 17.04.1880 Sekonde-Lieutenant 16.06.1884 Bezirkskommando Oldenburg II (Adjutant) 30.05.1887 Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr....

12/2/2008 3/26/2018

Arthur MacArthur III (June 1, 1876 – December 2, 1923) was a United States Navy officer, whose active-duty career extended from the Spanish-American War through World War I. He was the elder brothe...

2/9/2009 2/17/2018

John Roger Meigs Taylor was a captain of the 14th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army. He was placed in charge of what became known as the Philippine Insurgent Records. That is, the collectio...

7/7/2016 2/17/2018

Harley Bascom Ferguson, U.S. Army general and engineer, was born in Waynesville, the oldest son of William Burder and Laura Adelaide Reeves Ferguson. He was graduated from the U.S. Military Academy...

1/14/2018 1/14/2018

Joseph Theodore Dickman, KCB, (October 6, 1857 – October 23, 1927) was a United States Army officer who saw service in five wars, eventually rising to the rank of Major General. Early life Dick...

7/15/2017 7/15/2017

Paul Eugène Pelliot (1878 - 1945)

Paul Pelliot was a French sinologist and Orientalist best known for his explorations of Central Asia and his discovery of many important Chinese texts among the Dunhuang manuscripts.

2/6/2017 2/14/2017

Robert H Von Schlick (1875 - 1941)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Robert H. Von Schlick, United States Army, for gallantry in acti...

12/12/2011 1/18/2017

Claude Charles Bloch was a United States Navy admiral who served as Commander, Battle Force, U.S. Fleet (COMBATFOR) from 1937 to 1938; and Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet (CINCUS) from 1938 to 1940. C...

7/22/2010 7/4/2016

William Daniel Leahy (1875 - 1959)

Fleet Admiral William Daniel Leahy (May 6, 1875 – July 20, 1959) was an American naval officer, building his reputation through administration and staff work. As Chief of Naval Operations (1937–39)...

6/9/2011 7/4/2016

Edwin H. Conger was an American Civil War soldier, lawyer, banker, Iowa congressman, and United States diplomat. As the United States' minister to China during the Boxer Rebellion, Conger, his family, ...

8/27/2011 6/26/2016

Major Gen. Smedley D. Butler, Medal of Honor MP (1881 - 1940)

"The Fighting Quaker", "Old Gimlet Eye", "Old Duckboard"

Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye", was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, and at the time of his death the most de...

7/26/2011 5/30/2016

Littleton "Tony" Waller Tazewell Waller (September 26, 1856 – July 13, 1926) was a career officer in the United States Marine Corps, who served in the Spanish American War, the Caribbean and Asia. He w...

7/26/2011 5/30/2016

Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher "Kit" George Francis Maurice Cradock KCVO CB SGM (2 July 1862 – 1 November 1914) was a British officer of the Royal Navy. He earned a reputation for great gallantry. He w...

8/6/2013 5/30/2016

Rear Admiral Bowman H. McCalla (19 June 1844 – 6 May 1910) was an officer in the United States Navy, who was noted for his roles in the Spanish-American War and putting down the Boxer Rebellion. ...

3/9/2012 5/30/2016

Admiral of the Fleet David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO, PC (17 January 1871 – 11 March 1936) was an admiral in the Royal Navy. Achieving career success at an early age, he comm...

8/10/2010 5/30/2016

Emerson Hamilton Liscum (July 16, 1841 – July 13, 1900) was a U.S. Army officer who was killed in battle at Tientsin, China during the Boxer Rebellion. Liscum joined the 1st Vermont Infantry in May...

3/2/2009 5/30/2016

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Hobart Seymour, GCB, OM, GCVO (30 April 1840 – 2 March 1929), was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief, China Station. Early life Born the grands...

1/26/2010 5/30/2016

Find some Info on Adna Romanza Chaffee Sr. at this link: Adna Romanza Chaffee (1842-1914), American officer in the United States Army, who distinguished himself in the Cuban campaign of the Spani...

9/6/2007 5/30/2016

John Twiggs Myers was a United States Marine Corps general who was most famous for his service as the American Legation Guard in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion. The son of Marion Twiggs (daughter ...

3/28/2012 5/11/2016

Major General Jesse Matlock Lee was a veteran of the Indian Wars and of the campaigns in China and the Philippines. He died at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. at the age of 83. Details of Le...

5/9/2016 5/9/2016

James Harrison Wilson (September 2, 1837 – February 23, 1925) was a United States Army topographic engineer and a Union Army Major General in the American Civil War. He served as an aide to Maj. Gen....

8/6/2012 4/29/2016

Ben Hebard Fuller (February 27, 1870 – June 8, 1937) was a Major General in the United States Marine Corps and served as Commandant of the Marine Corps between 1930 and 1934. Biography Born in Bi...

8/11/2013 4/11/2016

Sergeant John Mapes Adams (USMC) (1871 - 1921)

"George Lawrence Day"

Find a Grave Birth: Oct. 11, 1871 Haverhill Essex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Jan. 6, 1921 Boxer Rebellion Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the United States Marine...

9/6/2012 12/19/2015

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private William F. Zion, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism...

1/17/2012 12/19/2015

Ira Clinton Welborn (1874 - 1956)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Ira Clinton Welborn, United States Army, for extraordinary h...

2/10/2012 12/19/2015

William C. Asserson, captain, son of Rear Admiral Peter Christian Asserson, was born on August 21, 1875, in Portsmouth, Virginia. He entered the naval academy at Annapolis in 1893 and was graduated in ...

4/22/2011 12/16/2015

Joseph Knefler Taussig (30 August 1877 – 29 October 1947) was a highly decorated Vice Admiral in the United States Navy. He served in the Spanish–American War, Philippine–American War, China Relief E...

5/18/2013 8/7/2015

General Aleshire was the first Quartermaster General to serve as head of the newly established Quartermaster Corps. James Buchanan Aleshire, was born October 31, 1856, at Gallipolis, Ohio. He was a...

1/20/2013 6/12/2015

Samuel Storrow Sumner (1842–1937) was a United States Army general during the Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, and Philippine-American War. Sumner was born in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvani...

4/17/2011 6/6/2015

Robert H. Anderson was born in 1861 in the State of Georgia, the son of Confederate Brigadier General Robert Houston Anderson. On October 30th, 1884, he received an appointment as a Second Lieutena...

5/27/2015 5/27/2015

Major General Stuart Heintzelman (19 November 1876 – 6 July 1935) was an American soldier. He was a grandson of Civil War general Samuel P. Heintzelman Military career He was commissioned as a ...

5/16/2015 5/16/2015

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Prussia MP (1859 - 1941)

"Der Kaiser", "Wilhelm II German Emperor and King of Prussia", "Mehrere Namen durch ein Komma trennen"

Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert prinz von Preußen (27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia on 15 June 1888 Abdicated as...

5/5/2007 1/27/2015

Billy (William Daniel McSwiney) was born in Kronstadt, Russia, where his father was Anglican Chaplain to the (British) Russia Company at Cronstadt and St. Petersburg. All but the eldest of his siblings...

4/2/2008 3/5/2013

E. Frederick H. McSwiney (1858 - 1907)

"Fred"

Fred was born the night of February 28 or early March 1 in Kronstadt, Port of St. Petersburg, where his father was the Anglican Chaplain serving the large British population in St. Petersburg at that t...

3/23/2008 3/5/2013