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A History, New York, C. . Most material in these biographies that was not plagiarized was as was discovered too late for many subsequent scholars fabricated. He was born in 1847, and raised in , he is known to have enlisted in Company L of the 20th New York Cavalry, on August 21, 1863. Two further biographies, of and , were published in the months following Buell's death, by which time suspicions of his work were already growing rapidly.

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Fort Sill, field artillery branch welcome new top enlisted Command Sgt. The major demolition job on that work we owe to the far superior scholarship of Admiral , who devoted an appendix to Buell's lies about Jones in his own -winning biography. For some years he lived in New York State, but his literary career began some time after he had moved to , to work for the major shipbuilding and engineering firm of. He died in 1904, and is buried at the in Philadelphia. Marcus Romo, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery, his wife, Saray, and their daughter stand in front of their Artillery Village residence at Fort Sill, Okla. The Romos were the last family in the to-be-demolished neighborhood. About the same time as this was published, Mrs.

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The work of scholars like Morison, which should never have been necessary, reveals the full depth of Buell's fraud. From his claims to have ancestors who were personally acquainted with the subjects of his biographies, down to the simple thanks he gave to the which, according to the visitors' log, he never entered he told the stories his audience wanted to hear. Had he simply introduced false stories without citing any source document, there would have been less of a problem, but he went one step further, and invented entire letters and journals, from which he published extracts in the book. His retreat ceremony was Aug. He was promoted to corporal three months later, but demoted again the following April, and he left the service in July 1865.

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He later claimed that a visit to in Russia on behalf of Cramp's, a few years later, enabled him to find important material for his first biographical project, the life of. Final family leaves post neighborhood Pfc. The list of later biographies that innocently quoted Buell's invented primary source documents would make a substantial Wikipedia article by itself. Augustus Caesar Buell September 4, 1847 — May 23, 1904 was an American who wrote several biographies of great Americans, following the success of a book about his experiences in the. John Morris, Fort Sill installation chaplain, Aug. He later claimed to have risen to the rank of colonel.

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In 1876 he was briefly arrested following an accusation of libel. Reginald de Koven produced the first detailed analysis of the fraudulent Buell technique, specifically his John Paul Jones biography. Fort Sill honors local leaders during Women's Equality Day From left Irma Newburn, assistant district attorney for Comanche County and Women's Equality Day lunch speaker, talks with Lisa Shaw, Comanche County associate district judge, and Chap. His last posthumous work may be his most truthful, the memoirs of his boss, Charles H. . .

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