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ANDREWS, Ethan Allen, educator, born in New Britain, Connecticut, 7 April 1787; died there, 4 March 1858. He was graduated at Yale in 1810, studied law in Farmington, was admitted to the bar, and spent several years in practice. In 1822 he was appointed professor of ancient languages in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He returned in 1828 to teach ancient languages in the New Haven gymnasium, and a year later established the New Haven young ladies' institute. In 1833 he was called to Boston to succeed Jacob Abbott as principal of a young ladies' school, and also became senior editor of the " Religious Magazine," in which work he was associated with the Abbott brothers. In 1839 he returned to his native town and began the publication of his series of Latin textbooks. These include " First Latin Book"; "Latin Reader"; "Viri Romae"; "Latin Lessons"; "Andrews' and Stoddard's Latin Grammar"; " Synopsis of Latin Grammar"; " Questions on the Latin Grammar"; " Latin Exercises"; " Key to Latin Exercises"; "Exercises in Latin Etymology"; "Caesar's Commentaries"; " Sallust "; " Ovid "; and " Latin Dictionary." His most important work was the "Latin-English Lexicon," which is a condensed translation, with alterations, of Dr. Wilhelm Freund's "WSrterbuch der Lateinischen Sprache." He was at work on a revised edition of this book at the time of his death, and it has since been published. For several years he was judge of probate, and in 1851 he was a member of the state legislature. ANDREWS, George L., soldier, born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and 31 August 1828. He was graduated at West Point in 1851, the highest in his class. He superintended the erection of fortifications in Boston harbor, and in 1854 and 1855 was assistant professor of engineering at West Point. Resigning 1 September 1855, he was employed as a civil engineer until the beginning of the civil war. He served as Lieutenant-Colonel, and subsequently as colonel of the 2d Massachusetts regiment in the Shenandoah Valley, and conducted the rear-guard in the retreat at Cedar Mountain. He fought through Pope's campaign, and was at Antietam. For distinguished bravery he was promoted Brigadier-General, 10 November 1862, and in Banks's expedition led a brigade. From July 1863, to 13 February 1865, he commanded the Corps d'Afrique. For his services at the capture of Mobile he was brevetted Major-General of volunteers, 26 March 1865. On 8 April 1867, he was appointed United States marshal for Massachusetts, and on 27 February 1871, went to West Point as professor of the French language.
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