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Peyton Conway March

Date of birth: December 27, 1864
Date of death: 13-Apr-55
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, Easton
Home of record: Easton Pennsylvania

Peyton March attended Lafayette College, 1880 - 1884, and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1888. From May 20, 1918 to June 30, 1921, he served as the 9th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and retired as a Major General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Peyton Conway March, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Astor Battery, before Manila, Philippine Islands, 13 August 1898. Lieutenant March gallantly led a charge on the enemy's breastworks, volunteers having been called for by the brigadier general commanding.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)

Action Date: August 13, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Astor Battery

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to General Peyton Conway March, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding General of the Army Artillery of the 1st Army from 4 October 1917 to 31 January 19189, General March initiated and prepared the plans for the organization of the Artillery of the American Army in France; as Acting Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 2 March 1918 to 20 May 1918, and as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (General, U.S. Army), after 20 May 1918, he performed with intelligence, zeal, and patriotic devotion, duties of inestimable value in the development, the direction and the carrying into effect of the military program of the United States.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: General

Division: Chief of Staff

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Peyton Conway March, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Astor Battery

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Peyton Conway March, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Astor Battery

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Peyton Conway March, United States Army, was awarded a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Astor Battery

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Peyton Conway March, United States Army, was awarded a Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Astor Battery

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Field Artillery) Peyton Conway March, United States Army, was awarded a Fourth Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fifth Award of the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Astor Battery