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Clitz, Henry Boynton 1824-

Military officer; born in Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., July 4, 1824; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1845; served in the Mexican War, and for bravery at Cerro Gordo received the brevet of first lieutenant. During the Civil War he served with distinction; was wounded twice in the battle at Gaines's Mills, and taken prisoner; and after passing a month in Libby prison was exchanged and appointed commandant at West Point; received the brevet of brigadier-general in March, 1865; retired July 1, 1885.

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