Author: H. B. Carrington

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Born in Wallingford, Connecticut, Henry Beebe Carrington (1824–1912) was a brigadier general in the US Army during the Civil War. Carrington received a law degree from Yale Law School in 1847 and for a time practiced law in Ohio. He became a leader in the fledgling Republican Party and, in 1857, served on the committee that eventually was responsible for the organization of the national Party. When the Civil War began, Carrington became a colonel—and, later, brigadier general—in the army, serving for the latter part of the war against the Sioux Indians out West. In one of these battles he was wounded and as a result transferred to Wabash College to teach military science. As a professor, he published several books, including Beacon Lights of Patriotism (1894) and Washington the Soldier (1898). Prior to retirement, he worked for the federal government helping to craft treaties with Indian tribes. 

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H. B. Carrington

Born in Wallingford, Connecticut, Henry Beebe Carrington (1824–1912) was a brigadier general in the US Army during the Civil War. As a professor, he published several books, including Beacon Lights of Patriotism (1894) and Washington the Soldier (1898). Prior to retirement, he worked for the federal government helping to craft treaties with Indian tribes.