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

Cavalry

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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Last Known Activity
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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Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
Start Year
1911
End Year
1919

Description
The Mexican Service Medal is an award of the United States military which was established by General Orders of the United States War Department on December 12, 1917. The Mexican Service Medal recognizes those service members who performed military service against Mexican forces between the dates of April 12, 1911 and June 16, 1919.

To be awarded the Mexican Service Medal, a service member was required to perform military duty during the time period of eligibility and in one of the following military engagements.

    Veracruz Expedition: April 21 to November 23, 1914
    Punitive Expedition into Mexico: March 14, 1916 to February 7, 1917
    Buena Vista, Mexico: December 1, 1917
    San Bernardino Canyon, Mexico: December 26, 1917
    La Grulla, Texas: January 8 – January 9, 1918
    Pilares, Chihuahua: March 28, 1918
    Nogales, Arizona: November 1–26, 1915, or August 27, 1918
    El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: June 15 – June 16, 1919

The United States Navy issued the Mexican Service Medal to members of the Navy and Marines who participated in any of the above actions, as well as to service members who served aboard U.S. naval vessels patrolling Mexican waters between April 21 and November 26, 1914, or between March 14, 1916, and February 7, 1917.

The Mexican Service Medal was also awarded to any service member who was wounded or killed while participating in action any against hostile Mexican forces between April 12, 1911 and February 7, 1917.

Although a single decoration, both the Army and Navy issued two different versions of the Mexican Service Medal. The Army Mexican Service Medal displayed an engraving of a yucca plant, while the Navy version depicts the San Juan de Ulúa fortress in Veracruz harbor. Both medals displayed the annotation "1911 - 1917" on the bottom of the medal.

The Mexican Service Medal was a one time decoration and there were no service stars authorized for those who had participated in multiple engagements. For those Army members who had been cited for gallantry in combat, the Citation Star was authorized as a device to the Mexican Service Medal. There were no devices authorized for the Navy's version of the decoration.

A similar decoration, known as the Mexican Border Service Medal also existed for those who had performed support duty to Mexican combat expeditions from within the United States.
   
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From Year
1913
To Year
1913
 
Last Updated:
Nov 7, 2013
   
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