UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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George Blake Cosby, ca 1831- d.1909

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1831 ca
Place of Birth: Kentucky
Date of Death: 1909.06.29
Place of Death: San Francisco, CA

Identity:

Cosny was a soldier and later, a farmer.

Life:

He may have met JW at the USMA, West Point, NY, from which he graduated on 1 July 1852. He resigned in 1861 and served with the CSA army, rising to be a Brigade Commander. After the war he went to California as a farmer.

Bibliography:

Cullum Memorial Edition, Register of Graduates and former cadets, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1980, no. 1552.