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army officer

Merch Bradt Stewart, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Officer Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre, with Palm (French). member General Staff 4 years; member Infantry Equipment Board, 1909-1910, Infantry Drill Regulation Board, 1911, Land Defense Board, Panama Canal, 1915-1916.

Background

Stewart, Merch Bradt was born on June 24, 1875 in Mitchell Station, Virginia, United States. Son of James Robinson and Grace Alice (Bushong) Stewart.

Education

Preparatory education Glens Falls (New York) Academy. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1896.

Career

1 son, Peter. Commissioned add. Second lieutenant infantry, June 12, 1896. Promoted through grades to brigadier general December 16, 1925.

Major general, October 2, 1927. Retired, October 3, 1927. Colonel, later brigadier general N.A., August 15, 1917-August 15, 1919.

Active service in Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and World War. Member General Staff 4 years. Member Infantry Equipment Board, 1909-1910, Infantry Drill Regulation Board, 1911, Land Defense Board, Panama Canal, 1915-1916.

Commandant cadets, United States Military Academy, 1923-1926. Superintendent of same, 1926-1927, retired.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Nth Foot in War, 1898. Military Character, Habit, Deportment, Courtesy and Discipline, 1913. Physical Development of the Infantry Soldier, 1913.

      Co-author: Junior Military Manual, 1917. Thirty Minute Talks, 1920. The Drillmaster, 1921.

Membership

Member General Staff 4 years. Member Infantry Equipment Board, 1909-1910, Infantry Drill Regulation Board, 1911, Land Defense Board, Panama Canal, 1915-1916.

Connections

Married Nan Wheelihan, February 16, 1898.

father:
James Robinson Stewart

mother:
Grace Alice (Bushong) Stewart

spouse:
Nan Wheelihan