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From Texas to New York

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0027
From Texas to New York

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Pursuant to orders of the War Department, on the retirement of General Robert L. Bullard, Charles Summerall left Fort Sam Houston on January 11, 1925, and assumed command of the Second Corps Area with headquarters at Governors Island, New York City. He conceived the idea of moving the troops from New York Harbor by barges, as they had no money for rail transportation, to Fort Ontario, overlooking Lake Ontario at Oswego, New York, and holding maneuvers at Pine Camp Reservation. Among his close friends was Governor Al Smith of New York. An event of the greatest importance was the marriage of Charles' son to Julia Reeder at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on October 23, 1926. The wedding in the post chapel was very beautiful, and the reception in the club rooms in the old fort was perfect. It was a happy beginning of a happy life for them.

Keywords: Charles Summerall; Robert L. Bullard; Fort Sam Houston; Governors Island; New York City; Julia Reeder; Al Smith; Fort Ontario; Fort Monroe

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Subjects: Military History

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