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Major McKinley : William McKinley and the Civil War

Author: William H Armstrong
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Major McKinley is an account of the Civil War service of President William McKinley, the last of the Civil War veterans to reach the White House and the only one who served in the ranks. McKinley enlisted as a private in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (later commanded by another future president, Rutherford B. Hayes) and was the regiment's commissary sergeant when his bravery at the Battle of Antietam led to a
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Armstrong, William H. (William Howard), 1932-
Major McKinley.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2000
(OCoLC)606316443
Named Person: William McKinley; William McKinley; William McKinley; William McKinley; William McKinley
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Armstrong
ISBN: 0873386574 9780873386579
OCLC Number: 42421054
Description: xvi, 191 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: William H. Armstrong.

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