Nicholas Tillinghast (1804-1856) was the founding principal of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. While his accomplishments as an educator and administrator are well-known, his earlier U.S. Army career is less-well documented. This article examines both Tillinghast’s experiences at West Point as a student and instructor and his career as an Army officer serving at Fort Gibson in the Indian Territory.
Hughes, Mike (2016). Nicholas Tillinghast, the U.S. Army, and Indian Removal. In Selections from Archives and Special Collections, Bridgewater State University. Item 6.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/selections/6
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