UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Frederick Lynn Childs, ca 1831- d.1894

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1831 ca
Place of Birth: Maine
Date of Death: 1894
Place of Death: South Carolina

Identity:

Childs was a professional soldier.

Life:

A classmate and roommate of Whistler at West Point, he was an assistant professor there 1857-1859, then resigned and served in the Confederate States army, rising to the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

Bibliography:

Cullum Memorial Edition, Register of Graduates and former cadets, United States Militery Academy, West Point, 1980.