The Young Lieutenant

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Adams, William Taylor. [As Oliver Optic] The Young Lieutenant. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1865. Repr. Chicago: M.A. Donohue, n.d. Out of print.

Tom Somers, fresh from The Soldier Boy, pulls a Senator's daughter from a train wreck, and finds himself the reluctant recipient of patronage. In the course of several daring scouting spy missions, accompanied by his boastful-yet-brave sidekick Captain de Banyan, Tom earns the rank of Captain.


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