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Edwin Forbes Glenn, American army officer. member Stephens, O’Brien & Glenn.

Background

Glenn, Edwin Forbes was born on January 10, 1857 in near Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. Son of Robert Washington (Doctor of Medicine and Julia (Gilmer) G.

Education

Lenoir School for Boys, Caldwell Company, North Carolina, Doctor Simon’s Preparatory School, Sing Sing, New York. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1877. Bachelor of Laws, University of Minnesota, 1890.

Graduate War College, Washington, 1914. Honorary degrees Union and Kenyon colls. and Ohio, DePauw and Vermont universities.

Career

Henry Murney Smyth, of St. Paul, Minnesota, April 29, 1886. Second Lieutenant 25th Infantry, June 15, 1877. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, May 15, 1917.

Major general N.A., August 5, 1917. Instituted military training and was assistant professor mathematics, University of Minnesota, 1888. Admitted to Minnesota bar and was member Stephens, O’Brien & Glenn.

Judge advocate Department Dak., later Department Columbia, 1896-1898. Commanded exploring and relief expeditions to Alaska, 1898-1899. Judge advocate Department Visayas, P.I., 1900.

Commanded Columbus (O.) Barracks, 1905-1907. Again in P.I. with 23d Infantry. Commanded Fort McIntosh, Texas, 1910.

Colonel 23d Infantry, 1911-1913. War College, 1913-1914. Chief of staff Department of East, 1914-1916.

Commanded 18th Infantry and 1st Separate Brig., Deming, New Mexico, 1916-1917. Organized Camp Sherman, O., and 83d Dlv., August 1917-January 1918. Overseas for observation at various fronts, January-April 1918.

Commanded 83d Division American Expeditionary Force, June 1918, also organized and commanded 2d Replacement Depot and Training Centre, Le Mans, Sarthe, France, and American Embarkation Centre there, also most extensive small arms target facilities, commanded demobilization at Camp Sherman, February 1919. Retired at own request, December 1919. Commander Legion of Honor (French).

Author: Glenn’s International Law, 1895. Rules of Land Warfare (public auspices General Staff), 1914. President Infantry Association, 1913-1920.

Home: Glendon, North Carolina.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Glenn’s International Law, 1895. Rules of Land Warfare (public auspices General Staff), 1914. President Infantry Association, 1913-1920.

Membership

Member Stephens, O’Brien & Glenn.

Connections

Married Louise, d.

father:
Robert Washington Glenn

spouse:
Louise