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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 17, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Churchill, Sylvester 1783-1862 Military officer; born in Woodstock, Vt., August, 1783; received a common-school education; served through the War of 1812-15, and especially distinguished himself on Burlington Heights in defending the fleet of Macdonough when it was attacked while being repaired. In 1835 he was promoted major, and took part in the Creek Indian War; in 1836-41 was acting inspectorgeneral of the Creeks in Florida; then became inspector-general; served in the Mexican War, and for his gallantry at Buena Vista was brevetted brigadier-general in February, 1847; retired in September, 1861. He died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 7, 1862.