New York and the War with Spain: History of the Empire State Regiments

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Argus Company, Printers, 1903 - Armed Forces - 621 pages

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Page 43 - Adelbert Ames : Outline of military and civil history from the Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to SECOND LIEUT., 20 ARTILLERY, MAY 6, 1861.

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