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John Miller Carson, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal; Spanish-American War; Occupation of Purto Rico; Phillippine Insurrection; World War medals; Commander Legion of Honor, France; Polonia Restituta, Class IV, Poland. Member Loyal Legion, Society Foreign Wars, Military Order of World Wars.


Carson, John Miller was born on June 26, 1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Captain John Miller and Annie L. (Miller) Carson.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1885.


Commissioned Second lieutenant 5th Cavalry, 1885, promoted through grades to brigadier general (temporary), 1918. Brigadier general Question Manager Corps, 1920. Retired after 40 years service, 1922.

Adjunct United States Military Academy, 1890-1895. Adjunct 5th Cavalry, 1895-1897. Quartermaster at headquarters United States troops in P.R. 1898.

Assistant to chief quartermaster Department of P.R. 1898-1899, in Philippines, 1899. Duty Office Question Manager General, 1900-1903. Quartermaster and disbursing officer and officer in charge of construction, United States Military Academy, 1903-1911.

Construction quartermaster, Corregidor Island, P.I., 1911-1914. Assistant to depot quartermaster, New York City, 1914-1916, depot quartermaster, 1916-1917 general superintendent, Army transactions Service, New York City, 1917. Chief quartermaster, Line Communications, Advertising Educational Foundation, France, 1917-1918, deputy chief quartermaster, 1918-1919, acting chief quartermaster, 1919.

Special duty Office Question Manager General, Washington, 1919. Zone supply officer, New York City, 1919-1920. Assistant quartermaster general, 1920-1922.


Member Loyal Legion, Society Foreign Wars, Military Order of World Wars.


Married Margaret Forster Sumner, December 14, 1887, 1 daughter, Margaret Sumner (Mistress.

Captain John Miller Carson

Annie L. (Miller) Carson

Margaret Forster Sumner