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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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McGowan, William

Stephen G. Marshall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Communications Engineering and Telecommunications. 1506 words.

McGowan, William (10 December 1927–08 June 1992), telephone company executive, was born in Ashley, Pennsylvania, the son of Andrew McGowan, a railroad engineer and labor union organizer,...

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