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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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Curtis, Heber Doust

Donald E. Osterbrock.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 1363 words.

Curtis, Heber Doust (27 June 1872–09 June 1942), astronomer, was born in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of Blair Curtis, a one-armed Union army veteran, schoolteacher, editor, and customs...

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