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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1898

Vol. IV

(Born Mis.)

Fox Conner

(Ap'd Mis.)


Born Slate Spring, MS.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1894 to April 26, 1898, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Second Lieut. of Artillery, 6th Artillery, April 26, 1898)

Served: With battery at Fort Adams, R. I., May 26 to Oct., 1898; at Huntsville, Ala., to Nov. 30, 1898; at Savannah, Ga., to Jan. 21, 1899; at Havana, Cuba, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Havana, Cuba, to Aug., 1900; at Washington Barracks, D. C., to Oct., 1901; at Fort Myer, Va., to Nov., 1901.

(First Lieut., Artillery Corps, Unassigned, Jan. 25, 1901)

(Captain, Artillery Corps, Sept. 23, 1901)

— Commanding 123d Company, Coast Artillery, Fort Hamilton, N. Y., from Nov., 1901 to Aug., 1905; Student Officer, Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kas., Aug. 17, 1905 to July 3, 1906; Graduate, Staff College, 1906; Adjutant, Artillery sub‑post, Fort Riley, Kas., July 4, 1906 to May, 1907; detailed to General Staff, April 3, 1907; on special duty at Fort Riley, Kas., to July 22, 1907; on leave, from July 22 to Sept. 3; 3d Division, General Staff, and at Army War College, Sept. 3, 1907 to –––––.

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

(Born Nov. 2, 1874.)

Military History. —

Captain, Artillery Corps, Sept. 23, 1901.

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

At Washington, D. C., 3rd Division, General Staff, and student officer at Army War College, Sept. 3, 1907, to July, 1911; at Versailles, France, with 22d Regiment, Field Artillery, French Army, October, 1911 to October, 1912;

(Assigned to 6th Field Artillery, Nov. 1, 1912)

at Fort Riley, Kans., and Laredo, Texas, commanding Battery, January, 1913, to

(Transferred to 5th Field Artillery, Oct. 20, 1914)

November, 1914; at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and at Naco, Arizona, commanding Battery, from November, 1914; at Fort Sill, Senior Instructor, School of Fire for Field Artillery, to July, 1916;

(Major of Field Artillery, July 1, 1916)

at Washington, D. C., in Inspector-General's office, July, 1916, to

(Inspector-General, by Detail, Sept. 21, 1916)

May, 1917;

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Field Artillery, May 15, 1917)

(Colonel, Temporary, of Field Artillery, Aug. 5, 1917)

Member of Operations Section, G‑3, General Staff, A. E. F., June to November, 1917; Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations (G‑3), A. E. F., from November, 1917; relieved from detail as Inspector-General, Dec. 5, 1917;

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Aug. 8, 1918)


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As Assistant Chief of Staff in charge of the Operations Section he has shown a master­ful conception of all the tactical situations which have confronted the American forces in Europe. By his high professional attainments and sound military judgment he has handled with marked skill the many details of the complex problems of organization and troop movements that were necessitated by the various operations of the American Expeditionary Forces."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Temporary, Aug. 8, 1918.

Colonel of Field Artillery, Aug. 22, 1919.

At Washington, D. C., General Staff Corps, to

Returned to Grade of Colonel, June 30, 1920.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Apr. 27, 1921.

1921; at Quarry Heights, Balboa Heights and Camp Gaillard, Canal Zone, 1921, to 1924; at Washington, D. C., Acting Chief of Staff, G‑4, Dec. 1, 1924, to

Major-General, U. S. A., Oct. 20, 1925.

Mar. 8, 1926; Deputy Chief of Staff, Mar. 9, 1926, to Apr. 30, 1927; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., commanding First Division, May 1, to Sept. 1, 1927; at Honolulu, T. H., commanding Hawaiian Department, Jan. 25, 1928, to Aug. 5, 1930; at Boston, Mass., commanding First Corps Area, Oct. 7, 1930, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj.‑Gen., Oct. 20, 1925.)

At Boston, Mass., comdg. 1st C. A., Oct. 7, 1930, to Sept. 30, 1938.

(Maj.‑Gen. Ret., Sept. 30, 1938. Disability in Line of Duty).

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 30 Sep 38

Civil History: — 1316 New Hampshire Ave Washington 6 DC

Died October 13, 1951, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 76.​b

Ashes scattered at Brandreth Park in the Adirondacks, New York State; Cenotaph in Dale Cemetery, Ossining, NY.

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Conner's birthplace is from the biographical sketch by Lt.‑Gen. Sidney B. Berry, U. S. Army (Ret.) at the Historical Text Archive.

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b Gen. Conner died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the biographical sketch by Lt.‑Gen. Sidney B. Berry, U. S. Army (Ret.) at the Historical Text Archive.

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