Peter Charles Harris

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Peter Charles Harris
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Peter C. Harris
Born (1865-11-10)November 10, 1865
Georgia
Died March 18, 1951(1951-03-18) (aged 85)
Place of Burial Princeton Cemetery,
Princeton, New Jersey
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1888–1922
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held Adjutant General of the U.S. Army
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal

Peter Charles Harris (November 10, 1865 – March 18, 1951) was an officer in the United States Army who served as Adjutant General of the U.S. Army from 1918 to 1922.

Early life and education[edit]

Harris was born on November 10, 1865 in Ringston, Georgia. He attended the United States Military Academy and graduated in the class of 1888.[1][2]

Military career[edit]

He received a commission for the 13th Infantry Regiment. He also served with the 9th Infantry, the 10th Infantry, and the Twenty-Fourth Infantry.[3]

He participated in the Battle of San Juan Hill and the Siege of Santiago de Cuba, during the Spanish–American War.[3]

He served in the Philippines from 1899 to 1900, in 1905 to 1907, and May 21, 1907 to April 13, 1908.[4]

He attended the Infantry and Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and graduated from the Army War College in 1908.[3]

In 1916, he started service in the Adjutant General's Office. He was appointed Adjutant General on September 1, 1918.[5]

He retired from service on August 31, 1922.[6]

Awards[edit]

He received the Army Distinguished Service Medal.[7] His other awards and honors included Commander in the Legion of Honour from France and Commander in the Order of the Crown of Italy.[8]

Death and legacy[edit]

He died at Walter Reed Medical Center on March 18, 1951.[9][8] He is buried in Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, New Jersey.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. p. 160. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 
  2. ^ Cullum, George W. (1950). Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy, Volume IX. p. 53. 
  3. ^ a b c Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. p. 161. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 
  4. ^ Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. pp. 161–162. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 
  5. ^ Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. p. 162. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 
  6. ^ Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. p. 161. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 
  7. ^ "Valor awards for Peter Charles Harris". 
  8. ^ a b Who Was Who in American History - the Military. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1975. p. 240. ISBN 0837932017. 
  9. ^ Davis, Jr., Henry Blaine (1998). Generals in Khaki. Pentland Press, Inc. p. 162. ISBN 1571970886. OCLC 40298151. 
  10. ^ "Gen Peter Charles Harris (1865 - 1951) - Find A Grave Memorial". 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Henry P. McCain
Adjutant General of the U. S. Army
September 1, 1918-August 31, 1922
Succeeded by
Robert C. Davis