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De Rosey Carroll Cabell, Sr.
Born (1861-07-07)July 7, 1861
Died March 15, 1924(1924-03-15) (aged 62)
Place of birth Fort Smith, Arkansas
Place of death Mission Hills, California
Place of burial San Francisco National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Major General
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal

De Rosey Carroll Cabell, Sr. (7 July 1861 – 15 March 1924) was a United States Army Major general who served during World War I and received the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his actions during World War I.


De Rosey Cabell, Sr. was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas 7 July 1861[1] and was the son and first child of Major Algernon Sydney Cabell, a Confederate officer, and Mary Angella Carroll.[1] He was named after his mother's father who had been a Colonel in the Confederate Army and he had 9 brothers and sisters.[1]

He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and graduated in the Class of 1884.[1][2]

He died 15 March 1924 in Mission Hills, California and is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery.[1] His grave can be found in section OS, row 4, site 8.[1]

Army Distinguished Service Medal[]

Major general Cabells' official medal citation reads:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General DeRosey Carroll Cabell, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While in command of the Arizona District of the Southern Department, General Cabell handled the delicate border situation with firmness and sound judgment.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 De Rosey Carroll Cabell at Find a Grave
  2. 2.0 2.1 De Rosey Carroll Cabell at Hall of Valor