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Civil War Soldiers - Duffie

Duffie, Alfred N., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Paris, France, May 1, 1835. He studied at several military academies in Paris, was graduated at the military college of St. Cyr in 1854 as 2nd lieutenant, and then served in Algiers and Senegal, and in the Crimea during the war with Russia, being promoted there to 1st lieutenant of cavalry. He afterwards took part in the campaign against Austria and gained several medals of honor. Coming to the United States when war was threatened, in 1860, he was given a captaincy in a cavalry regiment, Aug. 9, 1861. He was promoted major, on Oct. 5, and on July 6, 1862, became colonel of the 1st R. I. cavalry. He was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, June 23, 1863, and served until Aug. 24, 1865, when he was honorably mustered out of the service. After the war Gen. Duffie was appointed United States consul in Cadiz, and held this office until his death, which occurred in Cadiz, Spain, Nov. 1, 1880.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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