Foundation sponsors video production highlighting CGSC Department of Military History

Foundation sponsors video production highlighting CGSC Department of Military History

The CGSC Foundation sponsored a video production highlighting the College’s Department of Military History. The video and others were premiered at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association Jan. 3-6, in New Orleans.

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  1. Unknown to many students of military history, we here in the US have also had some fantastic military leaders, some not well known today, but should be presented for the present student, the person I have read and written much about is Major General Ethan Allen Hitchcock! He was born in Vergennes, Vermont,grandson of American Revolutionary War hero General Ethan Allen. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1817 (17th out of 19) and was commissioned a third lieutenant in the U.S. Artillery. He was promoted to captain in 1824. From 1829 to 1833, he served as commandant of cadets at West Point and was promoted to major in 1838. By 1842 he achieved the rank of the lieutenant colonel in the 3rd U.S. Infantry in command of Fort Stansbury. [1] He served in the Seminole War in Florida, in the Pacific Northwest, and in the Mexican-American War, where he served as Gen. Winfield Scott’s inspector general in the march on Mexico City. He received a brevet promotion to colonel for Contreras and Churubusco and to brigadier general for Molino del Rey. In 1851 became the colonel of the 2nd U.S. Infantry. From 1851 to 1854 he commanded the Pacific Division and then the Department of the Pacific. In October, 1855, he resigned from the Army following a refusal by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis to extend a four-month leave of absence that he had requested for reasons of health. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and a presumed retirement, occupying himself with writing and studies of general literature and philosophy. Please develop a study plan for this true American military leader for today’s students! It would be truly refreshing to reintroduce this hero!

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