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Major General Leonard Wood

Leonard Wood was born in Winchester, New Hampshire, on 9 October 1860. He was educated at Pierce Academy in Middleboro, Massachusetts. He then attended Harvard Medical School and received his doctor of medicine via an internship at Boston City Hospital in 1884. The next year, he received an interim appointment as a contract surgeon with the Army, then an appointment as an assistant surgeon …

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Major General James Franklin Bell

James Franklin Bell was born near Shelbyville, Kentucky, on 9 January 1856. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1878. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 9th Cavalry upon graduation and soon was transferred to the 7th Cavalry. He married Sarah Buford in 1881. The next year, he served with the military escorts for the …

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Lieutenant General John Coalter Bates

John Coalter Bates was born in St. Charles County, Missouri on 26 August 1842 and attended Washington University in St. Louis. At the opening of the Civil War, Bates was commissioned a first lieutenant in the 11th Infantry. He fought with the 11th Infantry in the Army of the Potomac and saw action at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. …

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Lieutenant General Samuel Baldwin Marks Young

Samuel Baldwin Marks Young was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 9 January 1840. He attended Jefferson College and then enlisted as a private in Company K, 12th Pennsylvania Infantry in 1861. Soon, he was made a captain in the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry. In 1861, he married Margaret McFadden. By the end of the Civil War, Young was a …

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General Peyton C. March

Peyton Conway March was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, on 27 December 1864. He attended Lafayette College from 1880 to 1884 and then graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1888. He was commissioned an additional second lieutenant and assigned to the 3rd Artillery. Later that year, he was made a full second lieutenant. March was stationed in Washington, D.C. and …

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General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley

Omar Nelson Bradley was born in Clark, Missouri, on 12 February 1893. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1915, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and assigned to the 14th Infantry. In 1916, he married Mary Quayle and was promoted to first lieutenant. From 1915 to 1919, he performed troop duty in the West. In 1917, he …

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