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William Henry Harrison

Military Career

What tragic event caused Harrison to leave the pursuit of a medical career?

His father passed away when William Henry was eighteen years old. He chose to return home from Pennsylvania and begin a military career. With assistance from Senator Richard Henry Lee, he enlisted in the First Infantry Regiment as an ensign. He soon became a lieutenant.



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