Robert Alexander (United States Army officer)
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Major General Robert Alexander
October 17, 1863|
|Died||August 20, 1941
New York City
|Place of Burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1886–1927|
|Commands held||77th Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross|
Born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 17, 1863, his father was a Judge. Robert Alexander studied law and attained admission to the bar, but decided on a military career. In 1886 he enlisted as a Private in the 4th Infantry. In 1887, he became the First Sergeant of his Company, and in 1889 received a promotion to second lieutenant.
He authored a memoir, 1931's Memories of the World War, 1917–1918.
- Washington State Historical Society, Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Volumes 31–32, 1941, page 472
- Gary J. Clifford, Robert Porter Patterson, The World War I Memoirs of Robert P. Patterson: A Captain in the Great War, 2012, page 98
- Heitman, Francis B. (1903). Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, Volume 1. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office. p. 156.
- McKeogh, Arthur (1918). The Victorious 77th Division (New York's Own) in the Argonne Fight. New York City: John H. Eggers Co. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
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