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Edwin Simpson Hartshorn, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal; Polonia Restituta (3d class); service medals Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, World War I, State of New York Cross Conspicuous Service.


Hartshorn, Edwin Simpson was born on November 13, 1874 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of Edwin Alonzo and Sarah Loretta (Hovey) Hartshorn.


Student Hudson River Institute, Claverack, New York, 1889-1893. Honor graduated from Army School of the Line, 1913. Graduated from Army Staff College, 1914, Field Artillery School, 1922, Army War College, 1923.


Served in Spanish-American War as First lieutenant 201st New York Vol. Infantry, later captain, 1898-1899. In Philippine Insurrection as First lieutenant 27th United States Infantry, 1899-1901.

Entered regular United States Army as Second lieutenant infantry, February 2, 1901. Advanced through grades to brig, general, December 26, 1935. Served in Pulajan Insurrection, 1904.

Lieutenant colonel and colonel General Staff, World War I. On War Department General Staff, 1917-1921, 1924-1928, chief of staff, 9th Corps Area, 1930-1934. Executive for Reserve Affairs, War Department, 1935-1938.

Retired from active service, November 30, 1938.


Everyone needs salvation. Everyone can reach salvation.


Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.


A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.


Served in Spanish-American War as First lieutenant 201st New York Vol. Infantry, later captain, 1898-1899. Member 7th Regiment NGNY Veterans Association, Society Foreign Wars, Military Order Carabao, Order Founders and Patriots American, Society Colonial Wars, S.A.R.

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington). Compiler several genealogies.


Married Sallie Jamison Kirtland, May 16, 1908 (died June 4, 1960). Children: Brigadier General Edwin Simpson, Betty Carter (Mistress.

Edwin Alonzo Hartshorn

Sarah Loretta (Hovey) Hartshorn

Sallie Jamison Kirtland

Brigadier General Edwin Simpson Hartshorn

Betty Carter (Mrs Hartshorn