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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1899

Vol. IV

(Born Mis.)

Ephraim G. Peyton

(Ap'd Mis.)


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 Infantry, 6th Infantry, Feb. 15, 1899

Served: With regiment at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., March 20 to May 17, 1899; en route to and in the Philippines, March, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: En route to and in the Philippines, to Sept. 15, 1901.

(First Lieut., 14th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

(Transferred to 18th Infantry, June 6, 1901)

— En route to the U. S. and at Fort Douglas, Utah, Oct. 18, 1901 to April 29, 1902; at Fort Logan, Colo., May 1, 1902 to March 18, 1903; en route to and in the Philippines, to Jan. 14, 1905; Adjutant, 3d Battalion, Oct. 16, 1901 to Oct. 15, 1903; en route to and at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., Feb. 28, 1905 to Sept. 29, 1907.

(Captain, 18thº Infantry, March 12, 1907)

— En route to and in the Philippines, Oct. 5, 1907 to –––––; Regimental Adjutant, Jan. 24, 1908 to –––––.

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

(Ephraim Geoffrey Peyton, Born Jan. 19, 1876.)

Military History. —

Captain, 17thº Infantry, March 12, 1907.

Transferred to 18th Infantry, April 17, 1907.

En route to and in Philippines, Oct. 5, 1907, to November, 1909; Regimental Adjutant, Jan. 24, 1906, to

(Major of Philippine Scouts, Feb. 5, 1910)

April 10, 1910; returned to Philippines, June, 1910; at Zamboanga, Mindanao, commanding 3rd Battalion, Philippine Scouts, to Dec. 15, 1912, when he was relieved from detail with Scouts; (appointed Secretary of District of Zamboanga, Aug. 4, 1910; participated in active field operations against hostile Moros on Islands of Jolo, November, 1911 to March, 1912); on Mexican border with 18th Infantry, February, 1913, to July, 1915; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department  p901 of Tactics, Sept. 25, 1915, to May 8, 1917; at Fort Myer, Va., Instructor at Officers' Training Camp, May 15 to

(Major of Infantry, May 15, 1917)

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 14, 1917; assigned to 320th Infantry, to which regiment the Infantry Officers he had trained at Fort Myer were also assigned; en route to France, May 19 to 31, 1918; in training in British (Arras) front, June 6 to

(Colonel, 320th Infantry, July 30, 1918)

August, 1918; participated with French Colonial Division in St. Mihiel Offensive; in Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Sept. 26 to Nov. 11, 1918; mentioned in Par. 4, G. O. No. 18, Hdqrs. 80th Division, as follows,

"Colonel E. G. Peyton, U. S. A., commanding 320th Infantry, and Lieut.‑Colonel W. W. Gordon, 320th Infantry, who, though gassed to blindness, so that they had to be led to their advance P. C., nevertheless retained command of their regiment until the occupation and organization of the Bois des Ogons was completed and their command relieved";

assigned to duty with American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Paris, Jan. 22, 1919, to ––––


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As the Commanding Officer of the 320th Infantry Regiment, in all its operations, by careful and painstaking preparations and skilful leader­ship, he enabled his regiment to carry always its tasks through to a success­ful end. At all times he displayed a high order of leader­ship and exhibited superb qualities as a commander."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Colonel, 320th Infantry, July 30, 1918.

Assigned to duty with American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Paris, Jan. 22, 1919, to Sept. 3, 1919; leave of absence on arrival in U. S. to Nov., 1919; at Camp Pike, Ark., commanding 38th Infantry, 1919‑1920; at Jackson, Miss., recruiting duty, 1920;

Returned to Grade of Major, May 27, 1920.

Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, General Service Schools, Line Class, 1920‑1921; at Fort Benning, Ga., Instructor, Infantry School, 1921‑1923;

Colonel of Infantry, June 22, 1923.

At Fort Benning, Ga., Director, Department Military Art, Infantry School, 1923‑1924; Director, Department of Experiment, 1924‑1925; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, 1925‑1926; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., commanding 9th Infantry, Sept. 9, 1926, to June 4, 1928; at Washington, D. C., Office Chief of Infantry, July 3, to Oct. 2, 1928; General Staff Corps Eligible List; assigned to War Department General Staff, Oct. 2, 1928; relieved General Staff Corps, July 6, 1929; at Atlanta, Ga., assigned as Instructor 30th Division, commissioned Major-General Georgia National Guard, Aug. 31, 1929, and assigned to command of 30th National Guard Division, by agreement of Adjutant-General of the States to which the Division is allocated.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Col. Inf., June 22, 1923.)

At Atlanta, Ga., comdg. 30th N. G. Div., Maj.‑Gen. Georgia N. G. Aug. 31, 1929 and assigned to command of 30th N. G. Div., by agreement of Adj. Gen. of the States to which Div. is allocated, to 1932; at Ft. Benning, Ga., Executive Off., Inf. School, to 1934; at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., C. of S., 8th C. A., to 1936; at Pittsburgh, Pa., C. of S., 99th Div., ORC., to Sept. 30, 1938.

(Col., Ret., Sept. 30, 1938.
Disability in Line of Duty.)

(Brig.‑Gen., Ret., June 13, 1940,
Act of June 13, 1940.)

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

Military History: —

Col Ret 30 Sep 38.

Brig Gen Ret 13 Jun 40

Civil History. — Atlanta Ga, actively interested in the Salvation Army, the Home for Crippled Children; organized city-wide Civilian Defense, WW2; 32 Degree Mason.

Died Jan. 1, 1950, at Atlanta, Ga.: Aged 73.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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