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Charles Dudley Rhodes, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal and Distinguished Service Cross (United States), also the Distinguished Service Star (United States); Knight Commander of the Bath (British); Commander Legion of Honor (French); Commander Order of the Crown (Belgium).


Rhodes, Charles Dudley was born on February 10, 1865 in Delaware, Ohio, United States. Son of Major Dudley Woodbridge and Marcia (Parrish) Rhodes.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbian (now George Washington University, 1885. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1889. Honor graduate Infantry and Cavalry School, 1907.

Graduated from Army Staff College, 1908. Army War College, 1920.


Appointed add. Second lieutenant 7th Cavalry, 1889. Advanced through grades to brigadier general N.A., 1918, major general United States Army (temporary), 1918, brig general regular army, 1925, major general, 1928. Retired from active service, 1929.

In Sioux Indian Campaign, 1890-1891. Professor military science and tactics, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1893-1895. In Santiago Campaign as aide-de-camp to inspector general of Army, and adjutant general 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Army Corps, 1898.

Recommended brevetted major “for gallant and meritorious services,” at Santiago de Cuba, 1898. Commanded Troop C. 6th Cavalry, on China Relief Expedition, 1900, later adjutant general 1st Brigade in China and adjutant general combined Anglo-American Expedition. In numerous engagements with insurgents in Philippine Islands, 1900-1903.

Published in Division orders “for distinguished conduct in action,” P.I., 1901. Received surrender insurgent battalion of Tiradores, at Binan, 1902. Participated in General Bell’s campaigns in Philippine Islands.

Twice commended for services. Commended for killing Moro outlaw, Jammang, Island of Jolo, 1910. Duty General Staff Corps, 1903-1906, 1900-1912.

Commandant Mounted Service Schools, 1914-1917 (awarded silver medal, San Francisco Exposition, 1915, for excellence of exhibit of Mounted Service Schools). Member Cavalry Equipment Board, 1915-1917. Commanded 21st Cavalry (79th Field Artillery), 1917.

Brigadier general commanding 157 Field Artillery Brig., 1917-1918, in Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne offensives, France. Major general 42d and 34th divisions, France. Chief American section, Permanent Interallied Armistice Commission, Spa.

Belgium, 1918-1919; major general commanding Base Section 2 (Bordeaux), 1919.


  • Other Work

    • Editor Journal United States Cavalry Association, 1899-1900. Prize essayist, same, 1898. Seaman prize essayist, Military Service Institution, 1901.

      Gold medalist same, 1904. Associate editor Upton’s Military Policy of the United States, 1903. Lecturer before Army War College, 1906.

      National Guard Association Pennsylvania, 1907, National Guard California, 1908, Virginia Military Institute, 1912. Trustee Association Graduates, United States Military Academy, 1935.


Member Cavalry Equipment Board, 1915-1917. Member Military Order of the Dragon, Military Order World War, Veterans Foreign Wars, Army and Navy Union, Order of Shrine, Society of Army of Santiago de Cuba (president 1934-1935), Phi Kappa Psi. Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington and Manila).


Married Mary F. Counselman, December 2, 1890.

Major Dudley Woodbridge Rhodes

Marcia (Parrish) Rhodes

Mary F. Counselman