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              [newspaper clipping with engraving]

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   Major-General Alfred H. Terry, who has been
named by the President to succeed the late Gen-
eral Hancock, was born at Hartford, Ct., Novem-
ber 10, 1827, and was educated at Yale.  He after
wards studied law, and was admitted to the bar
in 1848.  From June, 1854, to June, 1860, he was
clerk in the New Haven County courts.  He com-
manded the New Haven County Second Regi-
ment, and in April, 1861, led it to the field, serving
at Bull Run, retiring in good order when the day
was lost, bringing up in the rear and thus saving
a large amount of Government property.  He then
raised the Seventh Connecticut Regiment, which
was attached to the expedition under General
Sherman.  On November 7 it occupied Hilton
Head, and was employed in the investment of Fort
Pulaski, and on its capture was placed in charge of
it.  During the 1862 he had command

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of the ports and forts on the Atlantic coast
of Florida.  He was made Brigadier-General
on March 24, 1862, and led a brigade in the battle
of Pocotaligo.  Later on he commanded a divis-
ion of the Tenth Corps, and was engaged in
the operations in Charleston harbor; also
in the Army of the James, and was engaged
at Drury�s Bluff, Bermuda Hundred, Deep
Bottom, siege of Petersburg, actions of Newmar-
ket and Williamsburg road.  On January 15, 1865
he was placed at the head of the First [words cut off]
Twenty-fourth Corps, and aided by [words cut off]
Commander Porter, carried Fort Fish[words cut off]
ending the Confederate supremacy [words cut off]
River.  He was brevetted Major-Gen[words cut off]
capture of Wilmington, N.C.
   A Louisville citizen had his water su[words cut off]
off by the company and did not discover [words cut off]
months.  There are some advantages in [words cut off]
Kentucky. � Burlington Free Press.               
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