Archive of correspondence of the family of Major-General Smedley Darlington Butler, the “Fighting Quaker,” of Chester County,
Pennsylvania, dated 1894-1973.
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps (the highest rank authorized
at that time), an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in
U.S. history. During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central
America and the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I. By the end of his career, he had received 16
medals, five for heroism.
6.0 Linear feet
(10 manuscript boxes)
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