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army officer.

Charles Wolcott Ryder, American army officer.


Ryder, Charles Wolcott was born on January 16, 1892 in Topeka. Son of Lewis Alonzo and Minnie (Wolcott) Ryder.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1915. Attended Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1924-1925, Command and General staff schedul, Fort Leavenworth, 1925-1926, Army War College, 1933-1934.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, infantry United States Army, 1915, advanced through ranks to colonel, 1941, brigadier general, 1942, major general, 1942. Served as major, lieutenant colonel, 16th and 26th Infantry, 1st Division, France and Germany, 1917-1919. Office assistant, chief of staff, G-3, 1st Division, 1920-1921.

Assistant instructor, department tactics United States Military Academy, 1921-1924. Instructor Infantry School, Fort Benning, 1926-1930. With 15th Infantry, Tientsin, China, 1930-1933.

Assigned 34th Infantry, Camp Meade, Maryland., May-August 1933. G-2 Section, War September General Staff, 1934-1937. Commandant cadets United States Military Academy, 1937-1941.

Chief of staff 6th Army Corps, 1941-1942. With 90th Division to June 1942. Commanding general 34th Division, North Ireland, Capture of Algiers, Tunisian Campaign.

Italian Campaign including advance from Salerno beachhead, capture of Benevento, three forced crossings of Volturno River, Mount Patano, Cassino, Anzio beachhead, advance to Rome, capture of Leghorn.


Married Ida Quinby Perrine, February 16, 1916. Children: Louise Perrine (Mistress.

Lewis Alonzo Ryder

Minnie (Wolcott) Ryder

Ida Quinby Perrine

Louise Perrine (Mrs Ryder