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ISBN

9780806157207

Price

$39.95

Publisher

University of Oklahoma Press

Abstract

At the time of his tragic death at his own hand in March, 1881, Emory Upton had emerged as the foremost military thinker in the United States Army. Born to a deeply devout Methodist family outside Batavia, New York, Upton attended Oberlin College in Ohio prior to entering the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Upton graduated in the Class of May 1861 and served on Gen. Daniel Tyler’s staff during the First Battle of Bull Run. The following month, Upton transferred to Battery D, 2nd U.S. Artillery. He fought in the Seven Days’ Battles around Richmond and in the Maryland Campaign. He headed the Artillery Brigade of the First Division in the VI Corps during the Battle of Antietam.

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