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army officer

James Henry Mcrae, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star (oak-leaf cluster), United States; Companion Order of Bath (British); Commander Legion of Honor, also Croix de Guerre with palm (French). Member General Staff, 1905-1908.

Background

Mcrae, James Henry was born on December 24, 1863 in Lumber City, Georgia, United States. Son of Daniel F. and Marion (McRae) M.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1886, Army War College, 1911.

Career

Colonel Geo. W. H. Stouch, United States of America, December 14, 1887. Children—Donald Marion, Dorothy (wife of Lewis C. Beebe, United States of America), Mildred (wife of Archibald M. Mixson, United States of America). Married second, Mistress Helen Burgar Stouch, February 24, 1926.

Commissioned Second lieutenant 3d Infantry, July 1, 1886. Promoted through grades to colonel, July 1, 1916. Brigadier general N.A., August 5, 1917.

Major general N.A., April 12, 1918. Brigadier general regular army, January 1, 1920. Major general regular army, May 10, 1922.

Participated in Santiago campaign and Battle of El Caney, Spanish-American War. In Philippine Insurrection, various campaigns and engagements. Recommended for brevetted of captain, July 1, 1898, “for gallantry in Battle of Santiago”.

To be major, “for distinguished gallantry in action on Mount Dumandan, January 17, 1900.”.

Membership

Member General Staff, 1905-1908.

Connections

Married Florence, d.; married second, Mistress. Children: Donald Marion, Dorothy (wife of Lewis C. Beebe, United States of America), Mildred (wife of Archibald M. Mixson, United States of America).

father:
Daniel F. M.

mother:
Marion (McRae) M.

spouses:
Florence

Mistress

children:
United States of America) Mcrae

Mildred (wife of Archibald M. Mixson Mcrae

Donald Marion Mcrae

Dorothy (wife of Lewis C. Beebe Mcrae