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Charles King (1844–1933)

King, Captain Charles. An American novelist and descriptive writer; born at Albany, NY, 1844; died in 1933. He resigned from the United States army in 1879, becoming professor of military science and tactics at the University of Wisconsin (1881) and devoting his time largely to literature. He wrote a long series of novels treating of army and frontier life and people, among the best of which are: ‘The Colonel’s Daughter’ (1883), describing life in a frontier fort; ‘Kitty’s Conquest’ (1884), very popular; ‘Famous and Decisive Battles of the World’ (1884); ‘The Colonel’s Christmas Dinner and Other Stories’ (1892); ‘Captain Close and Sergeant Crœsus’ (1895); also ‘Campaigning with Crook’ (1890); ‘The Iron Brigade’ (1902).