About the Collection
John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, GCB (Hon) (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) Pershing is the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the United States Army—General of the Armies. A career Army officer Pershing served in the Philippines as an adjutant general and engineer officer, collector of customs, and cavalry squadron commander, participating in actions against the Tausug (Moros), 1899-1903; later appointed governor of Moro Province and commander, Department of Mindanao, 1909-1913. Well-known for his command of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I, 1917-1919. Pershing began his service The Spanish American War in 1898 as First Lieutenant. In June 1901, he served as Commander of Camp Vicars in Lanao, Philippines, and was cited for bravery at Lake Lanao.
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John J. Pershing's report on expedition to Lake Lanao
This collection consists of two folders containing typed reports, prepared by John J Pershing. The first is of an expedition along the West shore of Lake Lanao from Camp Vicars to Marshui (May 15th, 1903). The second is a typed report on an earlier expedition along Lake Lanao on Febuary 20th, 1902.
Related collections and useful links
- General John J. Pershing photograph collection [photographs].
- Collection consists of thirty-three silver gelatin prints, four black and white illustrations from an unidentified book, 16 albumen.
- These images can also be accessed at the Philippine Photographs Digital Archive website (University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service, Digital Library Collections and Publications).
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UM School of Information MSI Candidate