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Malvern Hill Barnum

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Malvern-Hill BARNUM, American Major General. Member of American Legion; Loyal Legion; Military Order World War. 1892, Central City, Iowa City Superintendent ot Schools in Minnesota 17 years; State Graded and High School Inspector, Minnesota 2 years; Superintendent St. Louis Company, Minnesota Schools. 10 years Member of National Education Association; Mason3.

Background

Barnum, Malvern-Hill was born on September 3, 1863 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of General Henry A. and Luvina (King) Barnum.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1886. Distinguished graduate Infantry and Cavalry School, 1893. Graduated from Army War College, 1915.

Graduate General Staff College, 1920.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant 3d Cavalry, July 1, 1886. Promoted through grades to colonel, July 1, 1916. Brigadier general N.A., October 31, 1917.

Brigadier general regular army, March 2, 1923. Duty Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal, 1893-1894. Adjunct of 10th Cavalry during Santiago Campaign, 1898.

Wounded at San Juan Hill, July 2, 1898 (awarded citation for bravery). Duty United States Military Academy, 1899-1902. Aide-de-camp to Major General J. F. Weston, P.I., 1905-1909.

Inspector small arms practice, Philippine Division, 1908-1909. Adjunct 8th Cavalry, 1910-1911. Duty General Staff, 1915-1917.

Appointed commander 183d Brigade Infantry, 92d Division, October 31, 1917. Arrived in France, June 19, 1918. Chief of America Section Inter-Allied Armistice Commission, December 1918-July 1919.

Commander United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 1920-March 1923. Brigadier general United States Army, February 9, 1923, commanding 18th Infantry Brigade, 1923. Major general, June 13, 1927.

Retired, September 3, 1927.

Membership

Member of American Legion. Loyal Legion; Military Order World War. 1892, Central City, Iowa City Superintendent ot Schools in Minnesota 17 years.

State Graded and High School Inspector, Minnesota 2 years. Superintendent St. Louis Company, Minnesota Schools. 10 years Member of National Education Association.

  • Member of American Legion. Loyal Legion; Military Order World War. 1892, Central City, Iowa City Superintendent ot Schools in Minnesota 17 years. State Graded and High School Inspector, Minnesota 2 years. Superintendent St. Louis Company, Minnesota Schools. 10 years Member of National. Education Association.

Connections

Married Martha Maginness, October 24, 1889. Children: Frances (Mistress F. E. Davis), Malvern-Hill (deceased).

father:
General Henry A. Barnum

mother:
Luvina (King) Barnum

spouse:
Martha Maginness

children:
Frances Barnum (Mistress F. E. Davis)

Malvern-Hill Barnum (deceased)