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McDowell

[muh k-dou-uh l]
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  1. Ephraim,1771–1830, U.S. surgeon.
  2. Irvin,1818–85, Union general in the American Civil War.
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  • The inquiry will not end in making a thorough general of McDowell.

  • McDowell himself had not lacked in dash and grit, nor, to say sooth, in strategy.

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  • McDowell was making a frontal attack and sending in his brigades piecemeal.

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  • We hear that McDowell is somewhere between you and Fredericksburg.

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  • The government there may be trusted, I think, to recall McDowell.

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McDowell

(mək-douəl)Ephraim 1771-1830
  1. American surgeon who performed (1809) the first recorded ovariotomy.
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