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C. L. Best
C. L. Best

Federal (USA)

Captain

Clermont Livingston Best

Home State: New York
Command Billet: Corps Chief of Artillery
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: XII Corps Artillery

see his Battle Report

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Service summary:
On graduating West Point, he was breveted 2nd Lt, 1st US Artillery, 1 July 1847, perm rank 2nd Lt in the 4th US Artillery 13 Sept 1847;
Promoted to 1st Lt 12 Sept 1850 and Captain 29 Apr 1861:
Assigned as Lt Col and assistant Inspector General (AIG) 15 Mav 1863 to 4 Apr 1864;
Promoted to Major, 1st US Artillery 5 Feb 1867 and Lt Colonel 15 Mar 1881;
Transferred to the 4th US Artillery 27 Oct 1881;
Appointed Colonel, 2 Oct 1883;
Retired 25 Apr 1888.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

Birth State: NY    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1846    Class Rank: 21st
Death Date: 4/7/1897    

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