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Biography of William C. Young; With Family Incidents Connected Therewith free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. By this time it must have been quite evident to William's father that the bent of his son's tastes and talents was toward engineering, and, realizing that he could nowhere obtain so thorough a preparation for that profession as at West Point, he very wisely turned his efforts in that direction. Owing to his connection with various public works he had already been able to command sufficient influence to procure a midshipman's warrant for his oldest son, John, in 1812, and now, in 1818, he also obtained for his third son, William, through the Hon. Thomas R. Gould, a member of Congress, an appointment as cadet at West Point. (Appendix F. G.) His second son, George, was a civil engineer, and was engaged upon the Champlain Canal and other State works. So it is evident that the career of these three sons was influenced by their father's long activity in promoting and conducting public works. In the year 1818, William, with 124 others, was admitted as cadet in the Military Academy at West Point- and with forty of his classmates he graduated, in 1822, with a general rank and merit of 12- (Appendix I) and was commissioned in the Army of the United States, as Lieutenant of Artillery (Appendix J

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Author : M P, Visakh
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 123045828X
EAN : 9781230458281
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 22 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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