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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