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Major General Phillip E. Gallagher (MC 395) - Columbus State University

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Major General Phillip E. Gallagher (MC 395)

Biographical Note

Major General Philip Edward Gallagher was born at Fort Myers, Virginia on March 13, 1897. He was a 1915 graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point and later served as Commandant of Cadets at the Academy in 1942 and 1943. In his career, he served as 1st Army, Chinese Combat Command and was senior U.S. adviser to the 1st Chinese Army. He served as deputy commander of the China Theater in Shanghai in 1945 and as Deputy Director, EUCOM U.S. Constabulary, 1947-1948 and as EUCOM Director of Military Posts from 1948-1951. From 1951-1953, Gallagher served as Commander, Fort Holabird, Md. With the rank of Major General, he served as commanding General of HQ, USAREUR Communications Zone, 1954-1956. He retired with the rank of Major General.

During the Second World War, Columbus native, Elliott Waddell served in the Pacific Theater under Gallagher command and the two remained friends after the war had ended.

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of military related appearances and meetings involving Maj. Gen. Gallagher's position with the Chinese Army.

1950s-1970 (0.5 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Title Collection/Papers/Records must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Maj. Gen. Phillip Gallagher Collection (MC 396) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia


The collection was donated by Katherine Waddell in 2017

Note to Researchers:

See Also:

J. Rhodes Browne and Rhodes Browne Papers, MC 201

Infantry School at Fort Benning, MC 329

Brown-Gunnels Family Collection, MC 394

Box and Folder/Item List

Box 1

Folder 1. "Continuation of the Blount Line," 1970 Note: This is a genealogy of the Blount family including other surnames such as Slade, Harley, Browne, Pope, and Engle

Folder 2. Phillip E. Gallagher Miscellaneous Correspondence and Obituary

Folder 3. Photographs of a program in Paris, France, post-World War II

Note: These photographs are of an official military event. In one, a man is dressed in a concentration camp prison uniform and is holding a sign regarding Buchenwald

Folder 4. Photographs of Maj. Gen. Phillip E. Gallagher in China, c. 1950s

Folder 5. Photographs of Friends and Family of Maj. Gen. Phillip E. Gallagher

Folder 6. Photo of Phillip E. Gallagher at Officers Party, China, 1943-1945

Folder 7. Photographs of Maj. Gen. Phillip E. Gallagher at a Retirement Function, ND

Folder 8. Rectangle Jewelry Box Contents

This folder contains personal items found in a black box belonging to Gallagher. Items include a marble, cuffs links, and lapel pins

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