The suicide of General Emory Upton: a case report.

Abstract

On the evening of March 14, 1881, Emory Upton inexplicably and unexpectedly committed suicide. He was acknowledged as the United States Army's leading tactician of his day; his drill manual, A New System of Infantry Tactics, Double and Single Rank, had been officially adopted by the Army in 1867. The entire Army was stunned by the news. For the past century… (More)

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