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Evan Malbone Johnson, American army officer.


Johnson, Evan Malbone was born on September 26, 1861 in Brooklyn. Son of Captain Evan M. (United States.V.) and Amy (Grant) J.


Educated Alexander Military Institute, White Plains, New York. Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn. Master of Science, Mount Union College, 1904, Doctor of Laws, 1918.

M.M.S., Pennsylvania Military College, 1914. Graduate Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1889. Graduated from Army War College, Washington, 1911.


Enlisted as private Company F, 10th Infantry, June 12, 1882. Second lieutenant, August 15, 1885. First lieutenant 23d Infantry, June 28, 1892.

Translations to 17th Infantry, August 12, 1892, to 19th Infantry, December 15, 1892. Captain, March 2, 1899. Major 29th United States Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899.

Honorary discharged vols., May 10, 1901. Translations to 8th Infantry, April 9, 1904. Major 6th Infantry, July 3, 1908.

Lieutenant colonel 19th Infantry, July 20, 1914. Translations to 29th Infantry, January 5, 1915. Colonel, July 1, 1916.

Brigadier general N.A., August 5, 1917. Campaign against Apache Indians, 1885-1886, against Geronimo, in Arizona and New Mexico. Professor military science and tactics, Mount Union College, 1891-1894.

Puerto Rican Expedition, Spanish-American War, 1898. Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1901, operations Island of Leyte, 1907. Inspector-instructor, organizing militia of New Jersey, 1911-1912.

With Division Military Affairs, Office Chief of Staff, Washington, 1912-1914. Expedition to Vera Cruz, Mexico, April 1914. Assigned as commander 154th Infantry Brigade, Camp Upton, Long Island, New York, August 25, 1917.

Commanded 77th Division, December, 1918-May 10, 1919, and August 18-28, 1919. Transferred to command 158th Brig., October 28, 1919. Commanded 79th Division, January 17-April 1, 1919.

Military attache to American Embassy, Rome, Italy, September 15, since 1919. Secretary Infantry Association and editor Infantry Journal, 1912-1914. Medalist Military Service Institution, 1906.


Married Bessie Seaman, February 12, 1896.

Captain Evan M. Johnson

Bessie Seaman