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Robert Christie Cotton Papers: Finding Aid
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This collection consists primarily of writings by career United States army officer and historian Robert Christie Cotton (1885-1952) on various topics including the Philippines, China, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Mexican border, and World War I, written during his active army service and later as editor of the U.S. Infantry Journal.
Robert Christie Cotton (1885-1952), career army officer and historian, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1908 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 2nd Infantry. He served in the Philippines (1909-11 and 1915), along the Mexico- United States border (1913-15), in the Hawaiian Islands (1917), and with the American Expeditionary Forces in France in 1918. Cotton edited the U.S. Infantry Journal, wrote a doctoral thesis in history at Georgetown University in 1931, taught military science, and contributed articles on military and diplomatic history to several journals. Promoted to the rank of colonel in the 1930s, Cotton retired from the service in 1940 and settled in Los Angeles, California. Cotton died on February 12, 1952.
231 pieces in 3 boxes.
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