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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1899

Vol. IV

(Born Ill.)

George V. H. Moseley

(Ap'd Ill.)


Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1895 to Feb. 15, 1899, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Second Lieut. of Cavalry, 9th Cavalry, Feb. 15, 1899)

Served: With troop at Fort Grant, Ariz. March 10 to April 24, 1899; at Camp at Eagle Pass, Tex., to Jan., 1900; at Fort Grant, Ariz., to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Grant, Ariz., to Aug., 1900; embarked with 9th Cavalry for China or Philippine Islands, Aug., 1900; in the Philippines with 9th Cavalry, operations against Arejola.

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Aide-de‑Camp to Brigadier-General J. M. Bell, U. S. Volunteers, and various staff duty at Headquarters, 3d District, Department of Southern Luzon, to May, 1901; Adjutant, Provost Marshal and Provost Judge at Nueva Caceres, P. I., until Aug., 1901; commanding Troop I, 1st Cavalry, and during Bell's Batangas campaign, to Feb., 1903; Aide-de‑Camp to Brigadier-General J. M. Lee, U. S. Army, and various staff duty at Headquarters, 3d Brigade, Batangas, Headquarters, Department of the Visayas, Iloilo, and Headquarters, Department of Texas, to Feb. 5, 1906.

(Captain, 5th Cavalry, Sept., 1905)

— Adjutant, Brigade Post, Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., to July, 1906; staff duty at Headquarters, Department of the Visayas, and Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General J. M. Lee, U. S. A., to Jan., 1907; joined 5th Cavalry, at Fort Wingate, and commanding Troop I, 5th Cavalry, to Aug., 1907; Honor Graduate, Army School of the Line, June, 1908; Graduate, Army Staff College, June, 1909.

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

(George Van Horn Moseley, Born Sept. 28, 1874.)

Military History. —

Captain, 5th Cavalry, Sept. 22, 1905.

At Fort Yellowstone, Wyo., with regiment, Aug. 17, 1909, to Aug. 2, 1910; at Washington, D. C., at Army War College, Aug. 15, 1910,

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Nov. 9, 1911)

to June 26, 1912, when he was graduated; appointed member of General Staff Corps, but relieved Sept. 2, 1912, by operation of law; Military Observer at German and French Grand Maneuvers during September, 1912, upon completion of which, proceeded to England in connection with work on organization; Member of Committee of three General Staff Officers to draw up report on Organization of Land Forces of U. S.; at Washington, D. C., in office of Chief of Staff, to Dec. 15, 1912; joined 1st Cavalry at Boise Bks., Idaho, Dec. 27, 1912; and served with it to Oct. 1, 1915, as follows: Commanding Troop, commanding Squadron at Presidio of Monterey, Cal.; in charge of Cavalry Camp for instruction of Cavalry officers and non‑commissioned officers, National Guard of California; commanded Troop on march from Monterey to Yosemite Park and return, 450 miles; commanding camp at Tecate on Mexican border; commanding Squadron at San Diego Exposition; commanding Squadron and Camp at Calexico, Cal.;

(Detailed to General Staff Corps, Oct. 5, 1915)

submitted to Military Committee of U. S. Senate Plan for Universal Training and Service which Senator Chamberlain, for the Committee, reported favorably on the floor of the Senate; commissioned

(Colonel, National Guard of Pennsylvania, June 26, 1916)

appointed Chief of Staff, 7th Division, and accompanied Division to Mexican border;

(Transferred to Field Artillery, Jan. 13, 1917)

(Honorably Mustered Out of the National Guard Service,
Jan. 19, 1917)

(Major of Field Artillery to Date from July 1, 1916)

at El Paso, Texas, Commandant of Field Artillery Training School, April 14, 1917;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 5th Field Artillery, May 15, 1917)

accompanied regiment to France as part of 1st Division;

(Colonel of Field Artillery, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

assumed command of 5th Field Artillery, Aug. 26, 1917; at the front with regiment in Lunéville Sector; reported at General Hdqrs., A. E. F., Nov. 6, 1917; was made member of General Staff and assigned to 4th Section thereof; made Chief of 4th Section, General Staff, A. E. F., April 29, 1918, and in charge of all questions of strategic supply, transportation, construction and evacuation of the American Army in France, these duties requiring visits to all parts of the Front in connection with plans for operations or during battle; attending numerous Inter-Allied Conferences, as American Representative;

(Brigadier-General, National Army, June 26, 1918)

on Jan. 29, 1919, began negotiations at The Hague with the Netherlands Government, which opened up the River Rhine for use by U. S. in supplying army of occupation, and permitted evacuation of this Army and its matériel via the Rhine; member of Harbord Commission in Armenia, August-October, 1919; for information of the President and the Peace Conference, submitted report on the military situation in Turkey, Armenia and the Trans-Caucasus; accompanied General  p880 Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Pershing on tour of inspection of Depots and Cantonments of U. S., Dec. 3, 1919, to Feb. 28, 1920.

Commander of Order of the Crown of Belgium; Companion of the Order of the Bath (English); Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy; Commander of the Legion of Honor (French); awarded Croix de Guerre, with palm;


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services as assistant chief of staff. He handled with great executive ability and rare understanding all problems of equipping and supplying the large numbers of American troops arrived and operating in France, and by his large grasp of supply problems and tireless energy he had conspicuously aided the success­ful administration of the supply department."

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

Military History. —

Distinguished Service Medal

Brigadier-General, National Army, June 26, 1918.

Accompanied General Pershing on tour of inspection of Depots and Cantonments of U. S., Dec. 3, 1919, to Feb. 28, 1920; at Camp Travis, Tex., commanding 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, comprising the 12th Field Artillery, 15th Field Artillery and 17th Field Artillery regiments, Apr. 22, 1920, to

Returned to Grade of Lieutenant-Colonel, June 30, 1920.

June, 1921; at Washington, D. C., detailed for duty in the Bureau of the Budget which had just been created by law. Served with General Dawes during the organization of this bureau and until the first budget was completed and presented to Congress;

Colonel of Field Artillery, Nov. 2, 1921.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Dec. 23, 1921.

at Fort Sheridan, Ill., commanded the large training camp at Camp Custer during the summer of 1922; during the winter 1922‑1923 commanded the 6th Corps Area with headquarters in Chicago; returned to Camp Custer, commanded the training camp during the summers of 1923 and 1924; at Schofield Barracks, T. H., commanding  p490 11th Field Artillery Brigade, (8th, 11th, 13th Field Artillery), Oct. 24, 1924 to Oct., 1927; at Fort Bliss, Tex., commanding 1st Cavalry Division, Oct. 26, 1927, to (during the Mexican Revolution, Mar. 3 to May 1, 1929, handled the situation along the most critical part of the border, he, personally, crossed the border at Juarez during the battle between the Federals and Revolutionists, passed between the lines to both commanders, stopped the fight and interned the Federal Forces,) Sept. 12, 1929; at Washington, D. C., Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of War, in charge of Industrial Preparedness, Sept. 12, 1929, to

Major-General, U. S. A., Sept. 1, 1930.

Dec. 22, 1930; Deputy Chief of Staff, Dec. 22, 1930, to ––––

Commander of Order of the Crown of Belgium; Companion of the Order of the Bath, English; Commander of the Order of the Crown of Italy; Commander of the Legion of Honor (French); awarded Croix de Guerre, with Palm.


Oak Leaf Cluster.

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. When it became evident on the morning of Mar. 8, 1929, that Mexican Revolutionary Forces, in greatly superior strength, were preparing to make a determined attack against Mexican Federal troops, who had taken up a position on the south bank of the Rio Grande, near the end of the International bridge connecting El Paso, Tex., and Juarez, Mexico, General Moseley crossed the bridge while exposed to the fire of the revolutionary forces, conferred with the commander of the Federal forces while under heavy fire, and later passed through the field of fire to confer with the commander of the Revolutionary forces. By his initiative, prompt and forceful action, and his utter disregard of his own personal danger, under heavy fire, he succeeded in bringing about a cessation of the fire which was endangering American life in El Paso, Tex., and arranged for a conference of the Mexican commanders which resulted in the retirement of one of the belligerent groups, a cessation of fire and the restoration of peace and quiet. By this action General Moseley was chiefly responsible for relieving a delicate international situation."

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj.‑Gen., Sept. 1, 1930)

At Washington, D. C., Deputy C. of S., Dec. 22, 1930, to Feb. 22, 1933; at Ft. Hayes, Ohio, comdg. 5th C. A., Mar. 26, 1933 to Jan. 12, 1934; at Atlanta, Ga., comdg. 4th C. A., to Sept. 30, 1938; comdg. 3d Army, Oct. 20, 1936 to Sept. 30, 1938.

(Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Sept. 30, 1938. By operation of law.)

Civil History: — After retirement, spoke over the U. S. on an Americanization program, in an effort to assist in bringing our people to the realization of the dangers from Subversive and un‑American enemies within our gates.​a

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

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 30 Sep 38

Civil History: — Continued on a national basis, patriotic activities, during the growing tragedy in America, in an effort to expose and defeat the enemies of our Republic. Pres‑Mgr, Texas Educational Assn, Atlanta Biltmore Hotel Atlanta Ga

Died, Nov. 7, 1960, Atlanta, GA: Aged 86.​b

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Notes:

a Doublespeak to describe his campaign of loathsome public diatribes and writings against immigrants and especially Jews, for which the general became notorious.

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b Gen. Moseley 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 a placeholder page at the West Point Association of Graduates.

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