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William Averell
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Military Personnel
    (November 5, 1832-February 3, 1900)
    Invented asphalt
    Fought in the civil War
    Was U.S. Consul General to British North America (1866-1869)
    Author of 'Ten Years in the Saddle'
    Co-author of 'History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, 60th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers'
    During the Civil War he was twice relieved of command.
    His Union Cavalry were never as successful as their Confederate counterparts.
    He was criticized for his indecisive nature.
    When Civil War broke out he made a dangerous journey through enemy territory to Mexico to rejoin his Brigade.
    He was an expert horseman.
    He suffered from malaria.
    He developed several methods for manufacturing steel castings and insulated electrical cable.
    He invented asphalt, giving the world a cheap, safe and smooth road surface.

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