Summerall, Charles P.

Led Army 1st Division then 5th Corps in W W I, Army Chief of Staff, Citadel President

Price: $85.00

Description:
(1867-1955)USMA 1892, fought in the Spanish-American War and during the Boxer Rebellion in China. Army Brigadier General 1919, Major General 1920. With AEF in France 1917-19, led 1st Division July-Oct. 1918, later 5th Corps in the Cantigny, Soissons, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations in 1918. He later commanded IX and IV Corps and served on the American Peace Commission at the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference. He was admired by many as a gifted leader with great personal integrity. As Army Chief of Staff 1926-30, he directed the formation of a mechanized force and recommended an integrated mobile force of tank, artillery, engineer and quartermaster elements. Promoted to General 1929, retired 1931. President of The Citadel 1931-53, the elite drill team, The Summerall Guards, and Summerall Chapel are named for him there. Large ISP, 12 1/2 x 9 half-length bust portrait in uniform, inscribed to Rev. Cornelius Greenway "in appreciation of his services to our country" and signed as General and Chief of Staff. Undated but 1929-30. REV. CORNELIUS GREENWAY (1896-1968) immigrated to the US from Holland 1914. During WW I, served with US Army in France, earned Purple Heart and Service Medal. Tufts Univ. BA 1925, STB 1928. Started collecting autographs, inc. photographs, in late 20ís. Ordained Universalist minister 1926, served parishes in Taunton & Boston, Mass. Pastor of All Souls Church in Brooklyn, New York 1929-65, affiliated with National Assn. of Congregational Christian Churches 1961.

Condition: Very good
Type:Photograph






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