Cameron, George Hamilton, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1921-1924, 76th Infantry Division
Service Years
1883 - 1924

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Major General



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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1861
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Cameron, George Hamilton, MG USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Ottawa, Illinois
Last Address
Staunton, Virginia

Date of Passing
Jan 28, 1944
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 6 Grave 5700

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Major General George Hamilton Cameron
Born January 8, 1861
Died January 28, 1944
 
Second Lieutenant 1883
First Lieutenant 1891
Captain 1899
Major 1909
Lieutenant Colonel 1914
Brigadier General (National Army) 1917
Major General (National Army) 1917
Colonel, United States Army 1919
Served with 7th Cavalry Regiment 1883-91
Served with 4th Cavalry Regiment 1891-.
Instructor, U. S. Military Academy 1888-95
Secretary, School of Application, Cavalry & Field Artillery, Ft. Riley 1901-06
Secretary & Assistant Commandant, Mounted Service School 1907-10
Served in the Philippines 1910-12 With the 12th U. S. Cavalry Regiment
Commander, Big Bend District, Texas 1913
Student, Army War College 1913-14
Director, Army War College 1914-16
Commanding Officer, 5th Cavalry Regiment 1916-17
Commanding Officer, 3rd Brigade, Provisional Cavalry Division 1917
Commanding Officer, 25th Cavalry Regiment 1917
Commanding General, 78th Infantry Brigade 1917
Commanding General, 40th Division 1917-18
Commanding General, V US. Corps 1918
Commander, Camp Gordon 1918-19
Commandant, Cavalry School 1919-21
Chief of Staff, 76th Division (Reserve) 1921-24
Retired 1924

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Spanish-American War
Start Year
1898
End Year
1898

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The Spanish–American War (Spanish: Guerra hispano-estadounidense or Guerra hispano-americana; Filipino: Digmaang Espanyol-Amerikano) was a conflict fought between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana harbor in Cuba leading to United States intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.

Revolts had been occurring for some years in Cuba against Spanish rule. The U.S. later backed these revolts upon entering the Spanish–American War. There had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873. In the late 1890s, US public opinion was agitated by anti-Spanish propaganda led by newspaper publishers such as Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst which used yellow journalism to call for war. The business community across the United States had just recovered from a deep depression, and feared that a war would reverse the gains. They lobbied vigorously against going to war.

The US Navy battleship Maine was mysteriously sunk in Havana harbor; political pressures from the Democratic Party pushed the administration of Republican President William McKinley into a war that he had wished to avoid.[9] Spain promised time and time again that it would reform, but never delivered. The United States sent an ultimatum to Spain demanding that it surrender control of Cuba. First Madrid declared war, and Washington then followed suit.

The main issue was Cuban independence; the ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific. US naval power proved decisive, allowing expeditionary forces to disembark in Cuba against a Spanish garrison already facing nationwide Cuban insurgent attacks and further wasted by yellow fever. Numerically superior Cuban, Philippine, and US forces obtained the surrender of Santiago de Cuba and Manila despite the good performance of some Spanish infantry units and fierce fighting for positions such as San Juan Hill. Madrid sued for peace with two obsolete Spanish squadrons sunk in Santiago de Cuba and Manila Bay and a third, more modern fleet recalled home to protect the Spanish coasts.

The result was the 1898 Treaty of Paris, negotiated on terms favorable to the US which allowed it temporary control of Cuba and ceded ownership of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine islands. The cession of the Philippines involved payment of $20 million ($575,760,000 today) to Spain by the US to cover infrastructure owned by Spain.

The defeat and collapse of the Spanish Empire was a profound shock to Spain's national psyche, and provoked a thorough philosophical and artistic revaluation of Spanish society known as the Generation of '98.[ The United States gained several island possessions spanning the globe and a rancorous new debate over the wisdom of expansionism. It was one of only five US wars (against a total of eleven sovereign states) to have been formally declared by Congress.
   
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From Year
1898
To Year
1898
 
Last Updated:
Nov 7, 2013
   
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  • Alexander, Upton, 1st Sgt, (1898-1933)
  • Arnold, George Hickox, SFC, (1886-1910)
  • Arundell, Daniel, 1SG, (1888-1899)
  • Barth, Christ (Christoph), CSgt, (1887-1910)
  • Beazley, Harry Leslie, SGT, (1898-1917)
  • Bricker, Edwin, BG, (1898-1943)
  • Bruzelius, Ernst Andreas, REGTL SGT MAJ, (1890-1915)
  • Cain, John Valentine, BN SGT MAJ, (1887-1912)
  • Capron, Allyn Kissam, CPT, (1867-1898)
  • Colby, Leonard Wright, BG, (1861-1906)
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