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army officer

Walter Henry Gordon, American army officer.

Background

Gordon, Walter Henry was born on June 24, 1863 in Artonish, Mississippi, United States. Son of William Crawford and Mary (Lewis) Gordon.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1886, School of Sub-marine Mining, Willits Point, New York, 1891, graduated from Army War College, Washington, 1914.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant 12th Infantry, July 1, 1886. First lieutenant 18th Infantry, November 30, 1892. Major 1st Delaware Infantry, June 29, 1898.

Colonel, September 21, 1898. Honorary mustered out volunteer service, November 16, 1898. Captain United States Army, March 2, 1899.

Promoted through grades to major general, November 7, 1923. Retired, January 18, 1924.

Connections

Married Laura A. Doan, February 17, 1896.

father:
William Crawford Gordon

mother:
Mary (Lewis) Gordon

spouse:
Laura A. Doan