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date: 23 October 2019

Gorgas, Josiahlocked

(01 July 1818–15 May 1883)
  • Frank E. Vandiver

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Gorgas, Josiah (01 July 1818–15 May 1883), soldier, was born at Running Pumps, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Gorgas and Sophia Atkinson, farmers and innkeepers. Apprenticed at seventeen to a newspaper printery in Lyons, New York, Josiah accepted appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in 1837 and was graduated sixth in his class in 1841. Brevet Second Lieutenant Gorgas selected the Ordnance Corps and drew assignment to Watervliet Arsenal, near Troy, New York. After a year’s travel in Europe, 1845–1846, he joined General ...

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