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Henry Beebee Carrington


"Carrington, Henry Beebee (March 2, 1824-October 26, 1912), soldier, was born in Wallingford, Conn. He graduated from Yale in 1845, and for a year and a half he taught in Irving Institute, Tarrytown, N.Y., where he was encouraged by Washington Irving to write his Battles of the American Revolution. After a course of study in the Yale Law School, he moved to Columbus in 1848. There he practiced law for twelve years, nine of which were spent in partnership with William Dennison, subsequently governor of Ohio. He was one of the founders of the Republican Party in Ohio and a warm friend of Salmon P. Chase, who, as governor, appointed him to a position on his staff in 1957. Carrington's specific task was the reorganization of the Ohio militia, the succewssful accomplishment of which led to his appointment as adjutant general. He was reappointed by Chase's successor, Governor Dennison." After the Civil War, and his retirement from the Army in 1870, "[h]e was professor of military science and tactics at Wabash College, Ind., 1870-73. He contributed many articles to leading periodicals, and many of his addresses were published separately."

[Ernest J. Wessen, "Henry Beebee Carrington," in William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books 101 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1962)][Used with the gracious permission of the Ohioana Library Association]

Henry B. Carrington

Poetry (and Prose)

Henry B. Carrington, Dream and Song (Boston: Pilgrim Press, Published for the Author, 1908) [online text]

__________________, The Obelisk and Its Voices: or, The Inner Facings of Washington Monument with Their Lessons (Boston: C.T. Dillingham, 1887)

________________, Patriotic Reader, or, Human Liberty Developed: In Verse and Prose, from various ages, lands, and races, with historical notes
(Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1888) [online text]

________________, Kristopherus: The Christbearer: a Columbian ode for school-tablet, and declamation use (Boston: New England Publishing Co., 1892)

________________, Beacon Lights of Patriotism; or, Historic Incentives to Virtue and Good Citizenship. In prose and verse with notes. Dedicated to American youth. (New York: Silver, Burdette and Co., 1894) [online text]


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Henry B. Carrington, Battles of the American Revolution, 1775-1781, Including Battle Maps and Charts of the American Revolution (New York: Promontory Press, 1871)

________________, Washington The Soldier (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899) [online text]