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DUFFIE, Alfred Nattie, soldier, born in Paris, France, 1 May 1835; died in Cadiz, Spain, 1 November 1880. He studied at several military academies in Paris, and was graduated at the military College of St. Cyr in 1854 as 2d lieutenant. He served in Algiers and Senegal, and in the Crimea during the war with Russia, where he was promoted to 1st lieutenant of cavalry. He afterward took part in the campaign against Austria, and gained several medals of honor. He came to the United States in 1860, accepted a captaincy in the 1st New Jersey cavalry at the beginning of the civil war, and was promoted major of the Harris light cavalry of New York. In July 1862, he became colonel of the 1st Rhode Island cavalry, and on 23 June 1863, was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers. After the war General Duffle was appointed U. S. consul in Cadiz, where he served until his death, a period of ten years.
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