American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 - Study Guide Prologue, First Call, pgs. 13-38 Summary & Analysis

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Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, near Chattanooga, was the site of a Civil War battle in November 1863. A teenager from Wisconsin was serving with the 24th Wisconsin and won the Medal of Honor for his actions. The young man, son of a judge, fought thirteen battles over a fourteen month period during Sherman's march to Atlanta. Even though Major MacArthur was wounded several times, he continued to fight. At the age of nineteen he became a full colonel and was nicknamed the boy Colonel. The MacArthur clan is of Scottish heritage. The family came to America in 1825. Arthur, Sr. grew up in Chicopec Falls, Massachusetts, became a lawyer and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was elected city attorney. His son, Arthur, Jr. had been born a year before the move. Arthur Sr. became a judge. He died on...

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