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The Way of Duty, Honor, Country
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After graduating from West Point in 1892, Charles Pelot Summerall (1867–1955) launched a distinguished military career, fighting Filipino insurgents in 1899 and Boxers in China in 1900. His remarkable service included brigade, division, and corps commands in World War I; duty as chief of staff of the U.S. Army from 1926 to 1930; and presidency of the Citadel for twenty years, where he was instrumental in establishing the school’s national reputation. Previously available only in the Citadel’s archives, Summerall’s memoir offers an eyewitness account of a formative period in U.S. Army history. Edited and annotated by Timothy K. Nenninger, the memoir documents critical moments in American military history and details Summerall’s personal life, from his impoverished childhood in Florida to his retirement from the Citadel in 1953. From the perspective of both a soldier and a general, Summerall describes how the very nature of war changed irrevocably during his lifetime.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. The Way of Duty, Honor, Country
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Editor’s Note
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Charles P. Summerall in History
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Chapter 1: The Rock Whence I Was Hewn
  2. pp. 7-9
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  1. Chapter 2: The Pit Whence I Was Digged
  2. pp. 10-13
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  1. Chapter 3: “And David was wise in all his ways and the Lord was with David”
  2. pp. 14-22
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  1. Chapter 4: “We bid farewell to cadet gray and don the army blue”
  2. pp. 23-34
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  1. Chapter 5: Remember the Maine
  2. pp. 35-38
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  1. Chapter 6: The Little Brown Brother
  2. pp. 39-47
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  1. Chapter 7: The Land of the Dragon
  2. pp. 48-60
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  1. Chapter 8: Back to Manila and Home
  2. pp. 61-64
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  1. Chapter 9: The Land of the Midnight Sun
  2. pp. 65-70
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  1. Chapter 10: The Coast Defenses
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. Chapter 11: The Caissons Go Rolling Along
  2. pp. 75-81
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  1. Chapter 12: To West Point
  2. pp. 82-87
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  1. Chapter 13: To Texas and Fort Myer
  2. pp. 88-96
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  1. Chapter 14: The War Department
  2. pp. 97-100
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  1. Chapter 15: The World War
  2. pp. 101-108
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  1. Chapter 16: Over There
  2. pp. 109-125
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  1. Chapter 17: Soissons—the Decisive Battle of the War
  2. pp. 126-132
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  1. Chapter 18: Recovery
  2. pp. 133-134
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  1. Chapter 19: The St. Mihiel Salient
  2. pp. 135-136
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  1. Chapter 20: The Second Phase of the Meuse-Argonne
  2. pp. 137-179
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  1. Chapter 21: The Adriatic and Peace
  2. pp. 180-184
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  1. Chapter 22: Home and the First Division
  2. pp. 185-190
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  1. Chapter 23: Camp Dix, New Jersey
  2. pp. 191-192
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  1. Chapter 24: Hawaii
  2. pp. 193-200
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  1. Chapter 25: Return to the States
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. Chapter 26: From Texas to New York
  2. pp. 205-209
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  1. Chapter 27: Chief of Staff
  2. pp. 210-231
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  1. Chapter 28: The Wanderer’s Return
  2. pp. 232-233
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  1. Chapter 29: The Citadel
  2. pp. 234-246
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  1. Chapter 30: The Men Who Influenced My Life
  2. pp. 247-252
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 253-288
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 289-292
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-330
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