Born in New Orleans, Louisiana (May 1, 1896), graduated from West Point (1917), and was commissioned a 2d lieutenant
in the 22d Infantry; promoted captain (1919), he served in U.S.
Born in 1805, the son of Zarah and Phalley Yale Curtis; graduated from West Point and commissioned a 2d lieutenant
in the 7th Infantry (1831); saw action in the Mexican War, notably at Contreras (August 18, 1847) and Chapultepec (September 12); resigned his commission after the war's end and embarked on a successful and distinguished career as a civil engineer; returned to the army at the outbreak of the Civil War (spring 1861); and commanded the Union army that halted Gen.
Paul, Minnesota (December 24, 1914); he was commissioned a 2d lieutenant
of marines after graduating from the Naval Academy (June 1935); served with marine units in Shanghai (February 1936-March 1938); promoted 1st lieutenant (August 1938) and to captain (March 1941); was serving aboard U.S.S.
Naval Academy, and commissioned a 2d lieutenant
in the Marine Corps (1915); served in various posts between World War I and World War II, including that of naval attache at the U.S.
Born at Moffat, Dumfries, in Scotland (April 24, 1882); educated at Winchester and Sandhurst; commissioned 2d lieutenant
of artillery (1900); served in India and the Far East (1900-1910); attended the Royal Staff College, Camberley (1910-1912) and there became interested in military aviation; received his flying certificate (1912) but remained an artilleryman until he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps (1914); served in France and England in staff and command posts (1914-1918), earning promotion to lieutenant colonel (1915) and brigadier (1917); remained in postwar Royal Air Force as a group captain despite a personality clash with Trenchard; commanded No.
Calhoun (1848), he graduated and was commissioned 2d lieutenant
in 1st Dragoons (1852); after service at Fort Leavenworth, was promoted captain of 2d Cavalry (1856); resigned his commission and entered Confederate service as a major of cavalry (February 27, 1861); promoted colonel after the bombardment of Fort Sumter (April), he led a demibrigade with great distinction at First Bull Run (July 21); fought at Balls Bluff, and was promoted brigadier general on the field immediately after the battle (October 21); fought at Second Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862), South Mountain (September 14), and Antietam (September 17); sent west to Vicksburg, where he was court-martialed for intoxication (1863); transferred to South Carolina, he was temporarily removed from command by Gen.