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Barnum, Malvern - Lieut

Lieut. Malvern H. Barnum.

Lieut. Malvern Hill Barnum, who was wounded before Santiago, was born in this State and was appointed by the President to the Military Academy July 1, 1882. He is a son of the late Gen. Henry A. Barnum of Syracuse, N. Y. At the battle of Malvern Hill on July 1, 1862, thirty-six years to a day before the attack on Santiago, Gen. Barnum, who was the Major of the Twelfth New York Volunteers, was reported to have been killed. His young son was born about this time, and as later reports showed that the father was alive, though badly wounded, the boy was named in honor of the battle.

Cadet Barnum was graduated and promoted to a Second Lieutenancy in the Third Cavalry on July 1, 1886. Since then he has been on frontier duty and detached service at various posts in Texas and Colorado. Lieut. Barnum was promoted to be First Lieutenant in the Fifth Cavalry on April 7, 1893. In March, 1894, he was transferred to the Tenth Cavalry. Since Aug. 31, 1895, he has been regimental Adjutant. Lieut. Barnum is a graduate of the Infantry and Cavalry School of the class of 1893.

The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1898, Sketches of the Lives of Some of the Leaders Who Dared the Foe in Cuba and Were Shot Down.



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