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Major General
William Giles Harding Carter
William H. Carter
Basic Information
Born November 19, 1851
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
Died May 24, 1925 (aged 73)
Washington, D.C.
Cause/death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Ida Hawley (1860 - 1958)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Years/Service 1873 - 1915
1917 - 1818
Rank 20px Major General

William Giles Harding, USA (November 19, 1851 – May 24, 1925)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
Adjutant General Department Officer February 6, 1897 July 15, 1902
45px General Staff Corps Washington, D.C. August 15, 1903 December 30, 1903
Department Visayas Commanding General Visayas, Philippines 1904 1905
Department of Lakes Commanding General February, 1906 November, 1908
Commander, Camps of Instruction for Army & National Guard
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
1906 1908
Department of the Missouri Commanding General December, 1908 January 27, 1909
Philippine Division Commanding General April 6, 1909 April 23, 1909
Department of Luzon Commanding General Luzon, Philippines April 6, 1909 March 15, 1910
45px General Staff Corps Assistant to Chief of Staff Washington, D.C. February 17, 1910 August 31, 1912
Army Chief of Staff Flag Office, Army Chief of Staff acting Chief of Staff Washington, D.C. June 8, 1910 July 23, 1910
Central Department Commanding General Galveston, Texas August 27, 1912 February 28, 1914
2nd Division Commanding General February 1, 1914 February 28, 1914
Hawaiian Department Commanding General March 13, 1914 November 5, 1915
Central Department Commanding General Chicago, Illinois August 26, 1917 March 20, 1918
President, Board to examine General Officers March 21, 1918 June 3, 1918

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Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date
United States Military Academy B.S. West Point, New York 7/1/1868 6/13/173

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet July 1, 1868 16
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant June 13, 1873 21
O-2 1st Lieutenant April 14, 1879 27
O-3 Captain November 20, 1889 38
O-4 Major January 29, 1897 45 accepted: February 6, 1897
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel May 18, 1898 46
O-6 Colonel April 15, 1902 50
O-7 Brigadier General July 15, 1902 50
O-8 Major General November 13, 1909 57
Retired (by operation of law) November 19, 1915 64
Active Duty (Major General) August 26, 1917 65
Relieved of Active Duty June 3, 1918 66

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Medal of Honor
Army Distinguished Service Medal Indian Campaign Medal Spanish War Service Medal Philippine Campaign Medal
World War I Victory Medal

Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue

Battles/WarsEdit

Civil War

  • Messenger

Indian Wars World War I World War II

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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