Prentiss Ingraham

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Birthday
28, 1843
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Aug 16, 1904 (60)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1843
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Aug 16, 1904 (60)

About

A Confederate Army colonel-turned American author, he is famous for his Buffalo Bill series, as well as for his 1872 novel, The Masked Spy. He wrote under numerous pen names, including Dangerfield Burr and Midshipman Tom W. Hall.

Before Fame

He studied briefly at the Mobile Medical College before joining the Confederate Army.

Trivia

Following the American Civil War, Ingraham traveled to Mexico and joined Juarez's forces in the fight against the French.

Family Life

He grew up in Mississippi, and he later attended a military academy in Maryland. He married Mary Brooks.

Associated With

He and Joseph Wheeler both were officers in the Confederate Army.