Joseph Gardner Swift

Joseph Gardner Swift

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Gardner Swift, the first graduate of the United States Military Academy, was born on 31 December 1783 on Nantucket Island, the son of Foster Swift and his wife, Deborah. At the age of six, he saw George Washington on Boston Common, an experience that made an indelible impression on him. In 1792, the Swifts moved to Taunton, Massachusetts, where Joseph became the student of Reverend Samuel Daggat, who prepared him to enter Harvard College. Swift had read accounts of the American Revolution in his father's diary and heard stories from a family friend, Major General David Cobb. With Cobb's advice and assistance, Swift was appointed by President John Adams on 12 May 1800 as a cadet of artillerists and engineers. He reported for duty a month later at Newport Harbor.show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136674718
  • 9786136674711