Miscellany, 1853, 1856.
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Resident of Paw Paw, Michigan. From the description of Charles Butler correspondence, 1862-1864 [microform] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778591 From the description of Charles Butler correspondence, 1862-1864. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422701 ...
Averell was born in Cameron, New York. As a boy, he worked as a drugstore clerk in the nearby town of Bath, New York. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1855 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Mounted Rifles. George Custer was among his classmates. His early assignments included garrison duty at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, and the U.S. Army Cavalry School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. During two years of service in New Mexico, he was wo...