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Edward Raynsford Warner Mccabe, American army officer. Member Beta Theta Pi, Scabbard and Blade, Society of The Cincinnati.


Mccabe, Edward Raynsford Warner was born on July 12, 1876 in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. Son of William Gordon and Jane Pleasants Harrison (Osborne) Mccabe.


Student University School, Petersburg, Virginia, 1889-1896, University of Virginia, 1900. Graduate Infantry, Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, 1906, Mounted Service School, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1907, Field Artillery School, advanced course Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1924, Army War College, Washington, District of Columbia, 1931.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1900, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1944. Served in Philippine Islands, 1900-1903, 1907-1910. In Mexico with Pershing Expedition, 1916.

Staff and line duty, France and Germany, 1917-1919. Military attache, American Legation, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1920-1922, and American Embassy, Rome, Italy, 1924-1926. Professor military science and tactics, Standford U., California, 1927-1930.

Military attache, American Embassy, Rome, Italy, 1931-1933. Chief of staff, 6th Corps Area, Chicago, 1936-1937. Chief Military Intelligence Division, General Staff, United States Army, 1937-1940.

Retired, July 1940; recalled to active service with Army, May 1943. Commandant The School of Military Government, Charlottesville, Virginia January 1944-March 1945. Reverted to retired status June 30, 1946.

Officer Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre with Palm (French). Commander Order of Crown (Italian). Military Cross and Commander Order of the White Lion (Czechoslovakia).

Commander Polonia Restituta (Poland). Legion of Merit.


Member Beta Theta Pi, Scabbard and Blade, Society of The Cincinnati. Clubs: Colonnade, Farmington Country (Charlottesville, Virginia).


Married Mary Forsyth, November 12, 1908. Children: Virginia Harrison Osborne (deceased), Edward Raynsford Warner, Junior.

William Gordon Mccabe

Jane Pleasants Harrison (Osborne) Mccabe

Mary Forsyth

Virginia Harrison Osborne Mccabe (deceased)

Edward Raynsford Warner Mccabe

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