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Subject: [NYDELAWA] Deposit Military Academy
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 06:29:59 -0500
Does anyone have any information about the Deposit Military Academy?
Someone has inquired about it, and the only info to be found is the following from
History of Floyd County, Iowa
Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co., 1882.
W. F. and H. F. Miles were born in Franklin, Delaware County, N. Y. W. F. was born Sept. 23, 1840, and H. F., Nov. 28, 1832. They were sons of Levi and Emily (Boyd) Miles, he a native of Connecticut and she of Massachusetts. They were members of the M. E. church, and had a family of four sons and four daughters. W. F. Miles attended school, working on his father's farm until he began teaching school; taught winters and worked on the farm summers, until twenty, when he attended the Commercial College, at Binghamton, N.Y., where he graduated one year after. He then resided at Beloit, Wis., until the outbreaking of the late Rebellion, when he returned home to New York, and enlisted in Company A, Thirteenth New York Infantry and heavy Artillery; was shot through the right foot at the battle in front of Pittsburg, Pa., and laid in the hospital suffering from fever and his wound, and came near losing his life from exposure and neglect. He was found three days after being wounded, by Dr. Tennant, a surgeon, who proved to be a brother-in-law to Mr. Miles' brother, H. F. Miles. Through the effort of Dr. Tennant, Mr. Miles' life and limb was saved. At the close of the war Mr. Miles returned to Deposit, N. Y., and was appointed Principal of the Deposit Military Academy for one year; he then clerked for eighteen months in a drug store at Deposit, then came West to Waterloo, Ia., and clerked in a dry-goods store one year, and then located in Charles City.
Thanks for any insight into this.