Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2002

392 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823221486

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From First to Last

The Life of William B. Franklin

Mark A. Snell

A Fordham University Press Publication

From First to Last is complete life story of one of the most controversial yet least well known generals on either side during the Civil War. The number one graduate of the West Point class of 1843, William Buel Franklin served in the U.S. Army's Corps of Topographical Engineers and contributed greatly to the building of the nation's internal improvements, including a stint as chief engineer in charge of construction of the U.S. Capitol's dome and extension from 1859 to 1861.