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Rosecrans, William Starkelocked

(06 September 1819–11 March 1898)
  • Edward G. Longacre


Rosecrans, William Starke (06 September 1819–11 March 1898), soldier and congressman, was born in Delaware County, Ohio, the son of Crandall Rosecrans and Jemima Hopkins, farmers. His father died when Rosecrans was in his teens, forcing the boy to play a major role in supporting his family. Largely through his own efforts, he secured an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy, from which he graduated fifth in the 56-man class of 1842....

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