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Roderick Leland Carmichael
Major General, United States Army
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Courtesy of Michael Stein:

Major General Roderick Leland Carmichael, US. Army
Born October 18, 1872 in Dillon Country, South Carolina
Died January 15, 1946

Cadet, U.S. Military Academy 1893-97
Graduated as No. 3794, Class of 1897

Second Lieutenant 1897
First Lieutenant 1899
Captain 1901
Major 1911
Lieutenant Colonel 1917
Colonel (NA) 1917
Colonel 1920
Major General 1928

Served with 11th Infantry Regiment 1897-98
Served with 7th Artillery 1898-99
Served with Battery "B", 2nd Artillery 1899-01
Commanding Officer, 56th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Puerto Rico 1901-03 Commanding Officer, 86th Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Fort Wadsworth, New York 1903-07 Commanding Officer, 13th Company, Coast Artillery Corps 1907-08 Commander, Fort Terry January-April 1908 Inspector, Rhode Island Militia 1909 Adjutant, Coast Artillery District of Charleston 1909-10 Construction Quartermaster, Fort Moultrie 1910-11 Acting Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf 1911 Quartermaster, New Orleans 1911-12 Depot Quartermaster, Philippine Division 1912-14 Commander, Fort Wright 1915-17 Adjutant, Poet of Embarkation, Newport News 1917 Commanding Officer, 336th Field Artillery 1917-18 Commanding Officer, 59th Field Artillery Brigade 1918 Served with Finance Division, Army General Staff 1918-20 Assistant to the Chief of Finance 1920-23 Student, Army War College 1922-23 Assistant to Chief Coordinator of USA 1923-25 Assistant to the Director, US. Bureau of Budget 1925-28 Chief of Finance, US. Army 1928-32 Ret. 1932

Married Katherine Jane McCallum December 24, 1900
Children: Jane McCallum, Marion Grace, Roderick Leland (Lieutenant, United States Army), Kathleen B.


Roderick Leland Carmichael of South Carolina
Appointed from South Carolina, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1893 (63)
Commissioned Additional Second Lieutenant, 11th United States Infantry, 11 June 1897
Transferred to 7th United States Artillery, 2 April 1898
First Lieutenant, 6th United StatesArtillery, 16 October 1899
Transferred to 2nd United States Artillery, 29 November 1899
Artillery Corps, United States Army, 2 February 1901
Captain, 22 August 1901

Carmichael remained a professional soldier and progressed through the ranks to Major General.  He died in 1948 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Jane McCallum Carmichael (1880-1943) is buried with him.  We are seeking additional infomration concerning the General and his wife.


Major General Roderick Leland Carmichael of Dillon, SC, who is author of the genealogy "The Highlander Carmichaels of the Carolinas," written ca 1930 -1940. This book traces the Carmichaels in the Carolinas back to their origins in Scotland.


CARMICHAEL, RODERICK L
MAJ GEN USA RET
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 01/16/1946
DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/18/1946
BURIED AT: SECTION 4  SITE 3011-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CARMICHAEL, RODERICK LELAND JR
COL HQ 1ST LG COMD FT BRAGG NC ARTY USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/17/1907
DATE OF DEATH: 04/17/1971
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/20/1971
 BURIED AT: SECTION 23  SITE 22629
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 22 May 2004  Updated: 25 May 2004 Updated: 23 August 2005 Updated: 9 September 2006
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RL Carmichael Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 24 April 2004