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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1905

Vol. V

(Born Ia.)

Calvin Pearlº Titus

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 29, 1901 to June 13, 1905, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 14th Infantry)

 p758  Served: On leave, to June 13, 1905 to Sept. 13, 1905; at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., until sailed for the Philippine Islands, Jan. 6, 1908; between these dates was at American Lake Camp in 1906; also at relief of San Francisco, Cal., after earthquake; at Camp Downes, Leyte, P. I., Feb. 7, 1908 to –––––; command of Machine Gun Platoon, 14th Infantry, from April, 1906 to –––––.

Medal of Honor,

service medal, Philippine insurrection, and China Relief Expedition.

Volunteer service before becoming a cadet: Musician, 1st Vermont Volunteer Infantry, May 16, 1898 to Nov. 2, 1898; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., and Chickamauga Park, Ga.; enlisted in regular infantry, April 5, 1899; joined Company E, 14th Infantry; on the South Line in Luzon, in June, 1899; fighting along Imus River, Oct. 6, 7 and 8, 1899; in General Schwan's expedition to San Francisco de Malabon, about second week in Oct., 1899; skirmishing at Malixi and Bacoor South Line, Nov. 3, 1899; at Manila, P. I., Dec., 1899 to July 14, 1900; with China Relief Expedition, July 14, 1900 to Nov., 1900; in battles at Pei Tsang, Yang Tsun, assault and capture of Pekin, assault and capture of the gates of the Imperial City, march through the Forbidden City; in Manila, from Nov., 1900 to April 22, 1901; on leave in the U. S., from May 30, 1901 to July 25, 1901.

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

(Born Sept. 22, 1879.)

Military History. —

Medal of Honor.

Second Lieut., 14th Infantry, June 13, 1905.

At Camp Downes, Leyte, P. I., Feb. 7, 1908, to 1910; at Fort Harrison, Helena, Mont., March, 1910; at American Lake Maneuvers, summer of 1910, and from there, commanding Co. H, 14th Infantry, fighting forest fires near Idaho-Montana line;

(First Lieut., 14th Infantry, March 11, 1911)

at Bismarck, N. D., instructor at Camp for Officers of the National Guard of North Dakota, summer of 1911; in 1912 to Wisconsin Camp with National Guard of South Dakota;

(Assigned to 15th Infantry, Nov. 1, 1914)

Inspector-Instructor, National Guard of South Dakota, 1912‑1914; during this time as Inspector and Instructor attended schools for Officers of the National Guard and Guard Camps in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nevada, Kansas, Colorado and South Dakota; joined 15th Infantry at Regan Bks., Albay, P. I., in fall of 1914; while there made ascent of volcano, Mt. Mayon;

(Captain, 24th Infantry, July 1, 1916)

joined Co. H, 24th Infantry, at Dublan, Mexico; later commanded at Charcas Pass, Mexico; Columbus, N. M., and along border south of Hachita, N. M., in 1917; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., instructor at first two Reserve Officers Training Camps, 1917;

(Major, Temporary, 24th Infantry, Aug. 5, 1917)

rejoined 24th Infantry at Columbus, N. M., at Army War College, Washington, D. C., taking special course to prepare for General Staff duty with a division, September, 1918; at Camp Logan, Texas, G‑1, 15th Division, October, 1918, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., Nov. 5, 1918)

 p1178  March, 1919; Assistant Chief of Staff, Southeastern Department, to June, 1919; at Selters, Germany, with 16th Infantry, 1st Division, Bridgehead Guard, June 30 to Aug. 15; (a part of this time in command of regiment); took regiment to Brest when it sailed for U. S. in August, then returned to Coblenz, joined 8th Infantry and commanded Battalion and Fort Constantin to November, 1919; Operations Officer, 8th Infantry, and acting Operations Officer, 1st Brigade, to February, 1920; Chief of Staff, 1st Brigade, A. F. in G., February 1920, to ––––

Service Medals;

Medal of Honor;

Philippine insurrection; China Relief Expedition; Mexican Punitive Expedition.

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

Military History: —

Medal of Honor

Lieutenant-Colonel, Temporary, of Infantry, Nov. 5, 1918.

Chief of Staff, 1st Brigade, American Forces in Germany, Feb., 1920, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

Major of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

Sept., 1921; Commanding Motorized Machine Gun Battalion and Fortress Ehrenbreitstein, Sept., 1921, to Feb., 1922; at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Coe College, 1922, to 1925; at Fort Benning, Ga., student officer, Advanced Course, to 1926, when he was graduated; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, to 1927, when he was graduated as an Honor Graduate; at Fort Benning, Ga., Instructor in tactics, Infantry School, 1927, to Oct. 31, 1930.

Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, Apr. 20, 1929.

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 31, 1930,
At His Own Request, After More Than 30 Years' Service.

Service Medals:

Medal of Honor;

Philippine Insurrection; China Relief Expedition; Mexican Punitive Expedition, Service in War with Spain; World War.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Lt.‑Col., Ret., Oct. 31, 1930.

At Los Angeles, Calif., P. M. S. & T., Alexander Hamilton High School, 1931 to 1932.

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

Military History: —

Lt Col Ret 31 Oct 30

Civil History: — 4832 Ben Ave N Hollywood Calif

Died, May 27, 1966, San Fernando, CA: Aged 86.​a

Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Col. Titus 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 memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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