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army officer

James Anderson Irons, American army officer. Served in campaign against Santiago, Cuba, 1898, engaging in actions at El Caney, San Juan and siege of Santiago; member General Staff Corps, 1903-1905.

Background

Irons, James Anderson was born on February 21, 1857 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James R. and Sarah M. (Anderson) Irons.

Education

Graduate Central High School, Philadelphia, 1875, United States Military Academy, 1879, Infantry and Cavalry School, 1885.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant 20th Infantry, June 13, 1879. First lieutenant, May 14, 1887. Captain, August 25, 1893.

Major engineer vols., June 13, 1898. Honorary discharged vols., February 16, 1899. Major United States of America, February 2, 1901.

Inspector general, February 28, 1901. Assigned 16th Infantry, March 1, 1905. Lieutenant colonel 14th Infantry, April 9, 1905.

Colonel 20th Infantry, June 26, 1909. Brigadier general N.A., August 5, 1917.

Membership

Served in campaign against Santiago, Cuba, 1898, engaging in actions at El Caney, San Juan and siege of Santiago. Member General Staff Corps, 1903-1905.

Connections

Married Florence Farrell, June 7, 1888.

father:
James R. Irons

mother:
Sarah M. (Anderson) Irons

spouse:
Florence Farrell