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army officer

Edgar Thomas Conley, American army officer. Awarded Silver Star medal “for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at Santiago”; Distinguished Service Medal “for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services American Expeditionary Force” Episcopalian. Served in Santiago Campaign in Cuba, 1898.

Background

Conley, Edgar Thomas was born on April 12, 1874 in “Green Ridge,” Fairland, Maryland, United States. Son of Charles William and Martha Ellen (Larrick) Conley.

Education

Student Lehigh University, 1892-1893. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1897.

Career

Thomas Morgan Wathington, Junior), Reginald Geary. Commissioned 2d. Lieutenant infantry, June 11, 1897. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, 1933.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Riflemen’s Score Book for Krag and Springfield, 1906. Field Equipment Manual for Officers and Men of 30th Infantry, 1916. Training in Bayonet Fighting, 1916.

Membership

Served in Santiago Campaign in Cuba, 1898.

Connections

Married Clare Madeline Geary, December 7, 1904. Children: Edgar Thomas, Mary (wife of Captain.

father:
Charles William Conley

mother:
Martha Ellen (Larrick) Conley

spouse:
Clare Madeline Geary

children:
Edgar Thomas Conley

Mary (wife of Capt Conley