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CONTENTS


CHAPTER I

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Birth and Birthplace of William McKinley—Ancestry—Early Training—Honesty and Truthfulness—First Days at School

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Removal to Poland—Life as a Schoolboy—The Debating Society—His Opinion of a Law Case

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McKinley enters Allegheny College—A Close Student—Sickness and Return Home—Becomes a School Teacher—The Mutterings of Civil War

19

Bombardment of Fort Sumter—McKinley hears the News—The Call for Volunteers—The Enlistment—Off for the War

28

At Camp Chase—The Twenty-third Ohio Infantry and its Officers—A First Engagement—In Battle of South Mountain

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McKinley at Antietam—Rations for Fighting Soldiers—Made a Second Lieutenant—Morgan's Raid—Capture of the Noted Raider

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