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Carrington, Henry Beebeelocked

(02 March 1824–26 October 1912)
  • Steven E. Woodworth

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Carrington, Henry Beebee (02 March 1824–26 October 1912), army officer and author, was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, the son of Miles M. Carrington and Mary Beebee. Young Carrington was converted into a determined abolitionist upon hearing a speech by John Brown. Carrington had a strong interest in the military, but weak health prevented him from entering West Point. Accordingly, he entered Yale College in 1840. Hampered by frequent illness, he finally graduated in 1845. For the rest of that year and most of the next, he taught at Irving Institute, Tarrytown, New York, where ...

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