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DENISON, Frederic, clergyman, born in Stonington, Connecticut, 28 September 1819. He was graduated at Brown in 1847. Besides having been pastor of several Baptist Churches, Mr. Denison served during three years of the late war as chaplain of the 1st Rhode Island cavalry and the 3d Rhode Island heavy artillery. He has written a great number of poems and articles for periodicals, and is author of the following works : "The Supper Institution," " The Sabbath Institution," " The Evangelist, or Life and Labors of Rev. Jabez S. Swan" (New Haven, 1873); " History of the First Rhode Island Cavalry; " Westerly and its Witnesses for Two Hundred and Fifty Years" ; "Picturesque Narragansett, Sea and Island."
His brother, John Ledyard, educator, born in Stonington, Connecticut, 19 September 1826. His education was received at the Connecticut literary institution and at Worcester academy, and he established the Mystic River academy. Settling in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1855, he became subsequently secretary and treasurer of the Henry Bill publishing company, and president of the Connecticut Baptist education society. He received the degree of A. M. from Brown in 1855. He is the author of a "Pictorial History of the Wars of the United States," and has edited an "Illustrated History of the New World," in English and in German.
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