Heintzelman, Stuart, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1933-1935, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
Service Years
1899 - 1935


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Home State
New York
New York
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Home Town
New York City, New York
Last Address
Fort Omaha, Nebraska

Date of Passing
Jul 06, 1935
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec: WEST, Site: 1272

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Order of the Crown of Italy

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Stuart Heintzelman, "Tommy" to his friends, was born in New York City on 19 November 1876. Both his grandfather (Class of 1826) and father (Class of 1867) graduated from West Point. (Note: His father, Captain Charles Stuart Heintzelman, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery). He was educated abroad as a child and graduated from the Groton School in Massachusetts before entering the Academy.  His leadership qualities were evident early in his military career as a cadet. He was the captain of the class gym and track teams, and he also was elected president of the Cadet Athletic Association. As a star football player, he was an Army letterman.

After graduation, he was assigned to the 4th Cavalry in the Philippines, where he served until 1900. He then joined the 6th Cavalry in China and participated in the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion.

Heintzelman had a keen interest in research and military history and served  several tours at the Leavenworth School as an instructor as well as instructing at the Army Service Schools. In 1916, he was assigned to Princeton University as a military instructor and was awarded an honorary degree of master of arts.

During WWI, Heintzelman served in France and Italy with the General Staff at the headquarters of the AEF; as a Military Observer with the French Army, First Army Corps; as Chief of Staff of the IVArmy Corps; and as the Chief of Staff of the Second Army. For his service in WWI, he was named a Commander of the Legion of Honor, awarded the Croix de Guerre with palm, named a Commander of the Order of the Crown, and awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

He was appointed a brigadier general in 1922 and a major general in 1931.  His assignments included director of the Army War College; the General Staff at Headquarters, VI Corps Area; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4; commander of the 22d Infantry in Hawaii; and commander of the Harbor Defenses of Eastern New York.

Before his death, General Heintzelman was the Commandant of the Command and General Staff School at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He died on 6 July 1935 at age 59 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Ann Bowling Heintzelman who died on 14 April 1935 is buried with him.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
4th US Cavalry U.S. ArmyCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1899-1900, 4th US Cavalry
  1900-1901, 6th US Cavalry
  1917-1918, American Expeditionary Force
  1933-1935, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1899-1900 Philippine - American War
  1900-1900 Boxer Rebellion (China Relief Service)
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1895-1899, United States Military Academy
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