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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Ewing, Hugh Boyle, 1826- Military officer; born in Lancaster, O., Oct. 31, 1826; son of Thomas Ewing; studied in the United States Military Academy; went to California in 1849; returned to Lancaster in 1852; and began the practice of law. In 1861 he entered the National army as brigadier-inspector of Ohio volunteers; promoted brigadier-general Nov. 29, 1862; brevetted major-general in 1865. His publications include The Grand Ladron: a tale of early California, etc.