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Guy Carleton, American army officer. Member Order of Carabao.; Odd Fellow.


Carleton, Guy was born on September 9, 1857 in Austin, Texas, United States. Son of William and Elizabeth Carleton.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1881, Army War College, 1909.


Commissioned Second lieutenant 2d Cavalry, June 11, 1881. First lieutenant, 1888. Captain 10th Cavalry, 1898.

Q.-married, 1901; assigned to 13th Cavalry, 1905. Major 4th Cavalry, 1906. Lieutenant colonel cavalry, 1912.

Assigned to 3d Cavalry, 1912. Colonel of cavalry, 1915. Brigadier general, N.A., 1917.

Major general, 1918. Was at Forts McGinnis and Custer, Montana, and Sherman, Idaho, 1881-1890. At Fts. Walla Walla, Washington, Fort Lowell, Arizona, and Fort Wingate, New Mexico, 1890-1895. On recruiting duty and at Fort Riley, Kansas, 1895-1898.

Commanded troop Montauk Pt., New York, Huntsville, Alabama, and San Antonio, 1898-1899. Commanded District of Campechuela, Cuba, 1899, Manzanillo, and Bayamo, Cuba, 1899-1900. In Philippines, 1901-1903, 07.

Duty General Staff and director Army War College, 1909-1912. Inspector general Philippine Department, 1916-1917. Commander 159th Depot Brigade, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, 1917.

Appointed commander Provisional Depot for Corps and Army Troops, Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, South Carolina., 1917. Retired as colonel regular army, 1921.


Member Order of Carabao. Odd Fellow.; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington and Manila).


Married Cora B. Arthur, June 20, 1883.

William Carleton

Elizabeth Carleton

Cora B. Arthur