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Brigadier General Harry Bishop
McLean County, Illinois

[McLean County, Illinois, in the World War, 1917-1918; by Edward E. Pierson & Jacob Louis Hasbrouck c 1921]
(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

One of the most distinguished soldiers who claimed his home in McLean county was Brig. Gen. Harry Gore Bishop, son of L. H. Bishop of 403 West Vernon avenue, Normal.

Gen. Bishop attained a high rank in the world war, but this was the culmination of a life time of service as a soldier for Uncle Sam. He graduated from West Point when a young man, and served first in the coast artillery branch of the service. Then he went to the Philippines, where he served for two years and a half. His next station was at Fort Totten, New York, and the following two years was instructor in artillery at the army school at Fort Leavenworth.

Several years later he served in active work in Texas and on the Mexican border. When raised to the rank of brigadier general, he was transferred to the command of the 159th Field artillery, composing the field artillery brigade of the 84th division.

Gen Bishop is the author of two books on army matters.


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