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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1886

Vol. III
p395
3112

(Born Pa.)

Charles T. Menoher

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Born Johnstown, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1882, to July 1, 1886, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1886.

Served: in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Oct. 1, 1886, to Sep. 27, 1888, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Jan. 25, 1889, — and at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p417
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Charles Thomas Menoher)

Military History. — Served: In Department of California to May 5, 1890. — In Department of Colorado from May 5 to Oct. 1, 1890. — In Department of the East from Oct. 1, 1890 to Oct. 16, 1896. — In Department of California, Oct. 23, 1896 to March 26, 1898. — In Department of the East, March 31 to July 20, 1898. — Graduated from the Artillery School, 1894.

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 3d Artillery, Dec. 23, 1892)

— (Regimental Adjutant, 3d Artillery, from March 11, 1895 to Aug. 1, 1897.)

(Transferred to 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

 p418  — (Regimental Adjutant, 6th Artillery, from March 31 to July 20, 1898.) — Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General E. B. Williston, U. S. Volunteers, from July 20 to –––––; Served as Aide-de‑camp with Light Artillery Brigade, 2d Corps, Chickamauga Park, Ga., July 20 to Dec. 9, 1898. — With 5th Corps at Montauk Point, L. I., Aug. 11 to Sept. 13, 1898. — With 7th Corps from Oct. 12, 1898 to –––––; at Havana, Cuba, from Dec. 15, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p383
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Aide-de‑camp to Brigadier-General E. B. Williston, U. S. Volunteers, from July 20, 1898 to June 12, 1899; with 7th Corps, from Oct. 12, 1898 to Jan. 20, 1899; at Havana, Cuba, from Dec. 15, 1898 to Jan. 20, 1899; Acting Adjutant-General, 2d Division, 7th Army Corps, Dec. 20, 1898 to Jan. 11, 1899; in Philippine Islands, from May 18, 1899 to July 4, 1901; Adjutant-General to Provost Military General and of Separate Brigade, Provost Guard, Manila, June 20, 1899 to July 1, 1901; Acting Regimental Adjutant, 6th Artillery, July to Dec., 1899; commanded Battery H, 6th Artillery, Nov. 14, 1899 to Feb., 1901.

(Captain, Artillery Corps, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Commanded 28th Battery, Field Artillery (mountain), from its organization, Oct., 1901, to May 31, 1903; member of Board on equipment of mountain batteries, Feb. to May, 1903; member of General Staff, from its organization, Aug. 15, 1903, to Jan. 25, 1907; with War Department, General Staff, June 25, 1903 to Oct. 1, 1907, with station in Wash., D. C.; member of Board on Preparation of Field Artillery Drill Regulations, May 5, 1904 to Dec., 1905; with Headquarters, Army of Cuban Pacification, as Provost Marshal and Assistant to Chief of Staff, Oct. 9 to Dec. 21, 1907.

(Major, Field Artillery, Jan. 25, 1907)

(Assigned to 1st Field Artillery, June 6, 1907)

— Duty at conference of Naval War College, Newport, R. I., June 1 to Oct. 1, 1907; commanded 1st Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, Oct. 7, to –––––; commanded 1st Field Artillery, June 14 to Aug. 4, 1908; at Fort Sill, Okla., May 22, 1909 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p419
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Thomas Menoher, Born March 20, 1862.)

Military History. —

Major, Artillery Corps, Jan. 25, 1907.

Assigned to 1st Field Artillery, June 6, 1907.

At Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May 22, 1909, to Oct. 28, 1909, commanding Battalion, 1st Field Artillery; at Columbus Bks., Ohio, on recruiting duty, Nov. 1, 1909, to Feb. 26, 1911; at Fort William McKinley, P. I., commanding Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, April 5, 1911, to

(Lieut.-Colonel, 1st Field Artillery, May 26, 1911)

January, 1912; Adjutant-General, Fort William McKinley, to April, 1913; at Corregidor Island, Chief of Staff, Defense Detachment, to July 23, 1913; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, August to Oct. 5, 1913; at School of Fire for Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, 1913; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, Dec. 15, 1913, to June 5, 1914;

(Assigned to 3d Field Artillery, Sept. 8, 1914)

at Fort Myer, Va., commanding Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery, Nov. 1, 1914, to October, 1915; at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., member Cavalry Equipment Board, Nov. 1, 1915, to

(Colonel of Field Artillery, July 1, 1916)

September, 1916; at El Paso, Texas, commanded Provisional Field Artillery Brigade, Sept. to Nov., 1916; commanded 5th Field Artillery to

(Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 26, 1917; at Saumur, France, commanding School of Instruction, Field Artillery, Sept. 5 to

(Major-General, National Army, Nov. 28, 1917)

Dec. 14, 1917; commanded 42d Division, Dec. 19, 1917, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Nov. 7, 1918)

Nov. 10, 1918, during which time participated in following engagements: contact with enemy in Luneville and Baccarat Sectors, Feb. 17 to June 21, 1918; the Champagne-Marne offensive in Champagne by the Germans, July 15 to 18; attack above Château-Thierry, from vicinity of Epieds, across the Ourcq to Châtel Chéhéry, south of the Vesle, July 24 to Aug. 2; attack on St. Mihiel Salient, Sept. 12 to 14, and in occupation of the sector to Oct. 1; attack in Argonne from Oct. 12 to Nov. 8; commanded 6th Corps, Nov. 10 to Dec. 17, 1918; at Washington, D. C., Director of Air Service, Jan. 2, 1919, to ––––

(Major-General, Chief of Air Service, July 3, 1920)

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. In command of the Forty-second Division from Château-Thierry to the conclusion of the Argonne-Meuse offensive, including the Baccarat sector, Rheims, Vesles, and at the St. Mihiel salient, this officer, with his division, participated in all of those important engagements. The reputation as a fighting unit of the Forty-second Division is in no small measure due to the soldierly qualities and the military leadership of this officer."

Vol. VII
p233
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Colonel of Field Artillery, July 1, 1916.

Major-General, National Army, Nov. 28, 1917.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Nov. 7, 1918.

At Washington, D. C., Director of Air Service, Jan. 2, 1919, to

Appointment as Major-General, National Army, Vacated Feb. 15, 1919.

Major-General, Chief of Air Service, Recess Appointment, July 1, 1920.

Major-General, Recess Appointment, July 3, 1920.

Major-General, U. S. A., Mar. 8, 1921.

Major-General, Chief of Air Service, Mar. 28, 1921.

(Resigned as Chief of Air Service Only, Oct. 4, 1921.)

Oct. 4, 1921; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding Hawaiian Division, Feb., 1922, to Aug., 1924; commanding Hawaiian Department, Aug., 1924, to Feb., 1925; at Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., commanding 9th Corps Area, Feb., 1925, to Mar. 20, 1926.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, March 20, 1926,
By Operation of Law.

Awarded Victory Medal with five clasps; Croix de Guerre with Palm; Commander of the Legion of Honor; Commander of the Order of King Leopold of Belgium; of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus of Italy.

Died, Aug. 11, 1930, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 68.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1931.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Menoher's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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