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Marcy, Randolph Barnes 1812-1887

Military officer; born in Greenwich, Mass., April 9, 1812; graduated at the United States Military Academy and commissioned brevet second lieutenant in the 5th Infantry in July, 1832; promoted to first lieutenant in 1837; captain in 1846; major and paymaster in 1859; colonel and inspector-general in 1861; brigadier-general and inspector-general in 1878; and was retired Jan. 2, 1881. At the beginning of the Civil War he was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers; was chief of staff to General McClellan (his son-inlaw) till 1863; and served principally on inspection duty through the war. He died in Orange, N. J., Nov. 22, 1887. General Marcy was author of Explorations of the Red River in 1852; The Prairie traveller; and Thirty. Years of army life on the border.

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