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army officer

Joseph Dugald Leitch, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States).

Background

Leitch, Joseph Dugald was born on March 5, 1864 in Montague, Michigan, United States. Son of Dugald and Sarah (Furgeson) Leitch.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1889, Army War College, 1914.

Career

Colonel F. M. Crandal, United States of America, October 1, 1891. Commissioned Second lieutenant 24th Infantry, June 12, 1889. Advanced through grades to colonel, July 18, 1917.

Brigadier general N.A., February 6, 1918. Major general (temporary), October 1, 1918. Major general regular army, November 6, 1927.

Duty at various posts in the Southwest and West until 1898. Participated in various engagements at San Juan, and siege of Santiago, Cuba, 1898. In Philippines, 1900-1902, 1907-1910, and 1916-1917.

With American expedition to Vera Cruz.

Connections

Married Margaret, d.

father:
Dugald Leitch

mother:
Sarah (Furgeson) Leitch

spouse:
Margaret