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Frank Long Winn, American army officer. Mason.


Winn, Frank Long was born on October 4, 1864 in Winchester, Kentucky, United States. Son of William and Carrie Sinclair (Herd) Winn.


Student Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1880-1881. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1886, Army War College, 1916.


1 daughter, Dora (Mistress Lovell Langstroth, deceased). Married second, Katharine McCord, October 15, 1910. Commissioned Second lieutenant 1st Infantry, July 1, 1886.

Promoted through grades to brigadier general N.A., August 5, 1917. Major general, October 1, 1918. Brigadier general United States of America, October 2, 1921.

Promoted major general United States of America, December 2, 1922. In Sioux Indian Campaign, 1890-1891. Professor military science and tactics, University of California, 1893-1897.

In Cuba, Spanish-American War, 1898. Nominated brevetted captain “for gallantry in action” at El Caney, July 1, 1898. Assisted in subduing Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1901.

Nominated brevetted maj “for gallantry in action,” at Angeles, Luzon, August 16, 1899. Mexican Punitive Expedition, 1916. Military secretary of Lieutenant General Arthur MacArthur.

1907-1909; in command of 177th Infantry Brigade, Camp Funston, Kansas, September 5, 1917-May 1918 and September 7-November 11, 1918, 89th Division. November 5-12, 1917. November 26, 1917-April 12. 1918, May 31-September 6, 1918, and November 12, 1918. till demobilization.

June 1919; commanded Camp Custer, Michigan, June, July 1919. Remanded to regular rank of colonel United States of America, 37th Infantry, July 31. 1919. In front line, sector northwest of Toul, St. Mihiel drive, Meuse-Argonne operations, and with Army of Occupation in Germany.

Distinguished Service Medal “for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services,” 1919. Croix de Guerre, 2 palms. Commander Legion of Honor.

Inspector general, August 20, 1920. Inspector, 2d Corps Area, September 17, 1920-May 8, 1921. General staff, chief of staff, 2d Corps Area, May 9, 1921.

October 24, 1921; commanded 4th Coast Art. District, Fort McPherson. Georgia, January-December 1922, and 4th Training Camp, McClellan, Alabama, Apr-September 1922.

Retired. December 5, 1922. Citations by War Department, 1924, for gallantry in Cuba in 1898 during Spanish-American War and in Luzon, 1899, during Philippine Insurrection.




Married Dora Boardman, November 5, 1890 (died 1891).; married second, Katharine McCord, October 15, 1910.

William Winn

Carrie Sinclair (Herd) Winn

Dora Boardman

Katharine McCord