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Clermont Livingston Best
Colonel, United States Army
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Captain Clermont Livingston Best
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Corps Chief of Artillery
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: XII Corps Artillery
Birth State: New York
Graduated United States Military Academy, 1846, 21st in the class
Died: 7 April 1897

Before the Antietam Campaign:
Service summary:
On graduating West Point, he was breveted Second Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Artillery, 1 July 1847, permanent rank Second Lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Artillery 13 Sept 1847
Promoted to First Lieutenant, 12 September 1850 and Captain 29 April 1861
Assigned as LieutenantColonel and Assistant Inspector General (AIG) 15 May 1863 to 4 April 1864
Promoted to Major, 1st US Artillery 5 February 1867 and to Lieutenant Colonel 15 March 1881
Transferred to the 4th U.S. Artillery 27 October 1881
Appointed Colonel, 2 October 1883
Retired 25 April 1888

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BEST, CLERMONT L
United States Army
DATE OF DEATH: 04/16/1903
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1380SS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BEST, LAURA CORBITT
United States Army
DATE OF DEATH: 11/30/1941
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1380
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BEST, MARY H
DATE OF DEATH: 02/23/1966
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1380
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  ADULT DEPENDENT DAUGHTER OF VETERAN


Posted: 6 May 2006 Updated: 29 October 2006
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