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army officer.

Edward Fenton Mcglachlin, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, silver star. Commander Legion of Honor; Croix de Guerre. Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Mcglachlin, Edward Fenton was born on June 9, 1868 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Edward Fenton and Mary Eliza (Lawrence) Mcglachlin.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1889. Course in submarine mining Engineer School of Application, 1893. Artillery School, 1896.

School of Fire for Field Artillery, 1912. Field Officers’ Course, Army Service Schools, 1916. Army War College, 1917, 22.


Additional Second lieutenant 3d Artillery, June 12, 1889. Promoted through grades to colonel, July 1, 1916, 8th and 10th Field Artillery. Brigadier general N.A., August 5, 1917.

Major general, April 12, 1918. Permanent brigadier general, January 13, 1920. Major general, April 1, 1922.

Special mention for gallantry, Battle of Bud Dajo, Jolo, P.I., 1906. Commander Recruit Depot, Fort McDowell, California, 1909-1911. Commandant School of Fire for Field Artillery, 1914-1916.

Commander 165th Field Artillery Brig. (90th Division), August-December 1917, 57th Field Artillery Brig. (32d Division), December 1917-March 1918, 66th Field Artillery Brig. and chief of artillery, 1st Army Corps, March-May 1918.

Commander army artillery and chief of artillery, 1st Army, May-November 1918. Commander 1st Division, November 19, 1918-September 30, 1919, 7th Division, September 30, 1919-June 30, 1921. Commandant Army War College, July 13, 1921-June 30, 1923.

Retired November 2, 1923.


Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Louisa Harrison Chew, November 26, 1892. Children: Fenton Harrison (deceased), Helen Olcott (wife of John E. Hatch, United States Army), Elizabeth (wife of Joseph C. Odell, United States Army).

Edward Fenton Mcglachlin

Mary Eliza (Lawrence) Mcglachlin

Louisa Harrison Chew

Fenton Harrison Mcglachlin (deceased)

Helen Olcott (wife of John E. Hatch Mcglachlin

United States Army) Mcglachlin

Elizabeth (wife of Joseph C. Odell Mcglachlin

United States Army) Mcglachlin