Randolph B. Marcy Photo

Randolph B. Marcy

Born: Apr 9, 1812

Death: Nov 22, 1887

Birthplace: Greenwich

Nationality: United States

Randolph B. Marcy

Date of Birth : Apr 9, 1812
Date of Death : Nov 22, 1887
Birth Place : Greenwich

Randolph Barnes Marcy was an officer in the United States Army, chiefly noted for his frontier guidebook, the Prairie Traveler, based on his own extensive experience of pioneering in the west. This publication became a key handbook for the thousands of Americans wanting to cross the continent. In the Civil War, Marcy became chief of staff to his son-in-law George B. McClellan, and was later appointed Inspector General of the U.S. Army.

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  • Randolph Marcy
  • Randolph Barnes Marcy
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