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army officer

William Cannon Rivers, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Croix de Guerre (French); colors of 76th Field Artillery decorated with Croix de Guerre. 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.

Background

Rivers, William Cannon was born on January 11, 1866 in Pulaski, Tennessee, United States. Son of William and Julia (Flournoy) Rivers.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1887.

Career

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.

Membership

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).

Connections

Married Mary Dancey Battle, October 19, 1897. Children: James Battle, William Flournoy.

father:
William Rivers

mother:
Julia (Flournoy) Rivers

spouse:
Mary Dancey Battle

children:
James Battle Rivers

William Flournoy Rivers