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By James Carson

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Henry Martyn Lazelle (1832-1917), born in Enfield, Massachusetts, the son of a farmer, orphaned on the age of 4, and raised by way of a succession of relations and relations buddies, used to be the one cadet within the heritage of the U.S. army Academy to be suspended and despatched again a yr (for bad grades and undesirable habit) and finally go back as Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. After graduating from West aspect in 1855, he scouted with equipment Carson, used to be wounded by means of Apaches, and spent approximately a yr as a "paroled" prisoner-of-war on the outbreak of the Civil warfare. Exchanged for a accomplice officer, he took command of a Union cavalry regiment, chasing Mosby's Rangers all through northern Virginia. The early days of Reconstruction introduced him to the Carolinas. Later he represented the U.S. at British military maneuvers in India and commanded devices and posts within the a long way West and the Dakotas throughout the relocation and ravaging of the yankee Indian international locations. Due partly to an ingrained disposition to question the established order, Lazelle's carrier as a commander and senior employees officer was once punctuated every now and then with competition and controversy. accountable for the reliable documents of the Civil warfare in Washington, he was once accused of falsifying files, exonerated, yet disregarded in need of journey. As Commandant of Cadets at West aspect, he used to be a key determine in the course of the notorious court docket martial of Johnson Whittaker, one in every of West Point's first African American cadets. back, he was once relieved of accountability after a bureaucratic conflict with the Academy’s Superintendent. Lazelle retired in 1894 as Colonel of the 18th U.S. Infantry at castle Bliss, Texas, the place his military profession had began 38 years previous. alongside the way in which, he authored articles on army procedure and strategies, took up spiritualism, and released books at the dating among technological know-how and theology.

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