Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.40, section c.1.40.147 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:
... General Colston was born of Virginia parentage in the city of Paris, France, on October 31, 1825.
In the year 1842, when seventeen years old, he came to America with a passport as a citizen of the United States issued by the American Minister, General Lewis Cass.
In July, 1843, he entered the Virginia Military Institute as a cadet, and graduated in 1846.
He was at once employed as assistant teacher of F...
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