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First Name: Robert

Last Name: Howze

Birthplace: Overton, Rusk Co., TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Overton, TX
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 22 August 1864

Date of Death: 19 September 1926

Rank: Major General

Years Served: 42
Robert Lee Howze

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1888

•  Indian Wars (1775 - 1924) intermittent
•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  Philippine-American War (1899 - 1902)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  Mexican Expedition (1916 - 1917)


Robert Lee Howze

Major General, U. S. Army

Medal Of Honor

Date of Issue: July 25, 1891
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Robert Lee Howze, United States Army, for bravery in action on 1 January 1891, while serving with Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White River, South Dakota.

War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Robert Lee Howze, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 3d Division on its march to the Rhine and during the occupation of the enemy territory General Howze proved himself energetic and capable, exhibiting superb qualities of leadership. He maintained an unusually high standard of efficiency in his unit, rendering eminently conspicuous service as a Division Commander.

U.S. Military Academy Register of Graduates
Robert Lee Howze, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Santiago de Cuba Campaign, 22 June to 17 July 1898.

U.S. Military Academy Register of Graduates

Robert Lee Howze, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1901.

HOWZE, ROBERT LEE (1864–1926). Robert Lee Howze, winner of the Medal of Honor, son of Capt. James A. and Amanda Hamilton (Brown) Howze, was born at Overton, Rusk County, Texas, on August 22, 1864. After graduating from Hubbard College in 1883, he was admitted to the United States Military Academy and upon graduation was commissioned a second lieutenant in the cavalry. Howze's first assignment was to the Sixth Cavalry at Fort Wingate, New Mexico. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on July 25, 1891, for gallantry in a campaign to quell an uprising of Sioux Indians in South Dakota in January of that year. He married Anne Chiffelle Hawkins, daughter of Gen. Hamilton S. Hawkins, on February 24, 1897. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Howze, now a cavalry captain, was made adjutant general of the cavalry in Cuba. Upon his return to the United States, he was appointed lieutenant colonel of volunteers and commanded the Thirty-fourth Volunteer Infantry throughout the Philippine Insurrection. He was promoted to captain in the United States Army on February 2, 1901; to brigadier general of volunteers on June 20, 1901; and to major of the Puerto Rico provincial regiment of infantry in 1901. He was commandant of cadets at West Point, with rank of lieutenant colonel, from 1905 until 1909. He returned to active military command in 1916 as a major in John J. Pershing's punitive expedition into Mexico. Howze commanded selected mounted men in the pursuit of Francisco (Pancho) Villa and upon his return was promoted for "valiant and conscientious service."
Source and to read more about him at https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fho81

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