William Cannon Rivers Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1887.
Commissioned Second lieutenant 1st Cavalry, United States Army, June 12, 1887. Promoted through grades to Colonel, July 1, 1916. Brigadier general (temporary), October 1, 1918.
Appointed by President Coolidge inspector general United States Army, rank of major general, 1927, retired, January 11, 1930.
Served in troubles with Northern Cheyenne and Sioux Indians, 1890-1891. Member Huguenot Society America, S.R. Society Army of Santiago de Cuba, American Academy Political and Social Sciences. Clubs: Army and Nary, Pilgrims, University (New York).
Married Mary Dancey Battle, October 19, 1897. Children: James Battle, William Flournoy.