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In Virginia, future founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra left for dead on the battlefield

Henry Lee Higginson, 1863, detail
06/17/1863
The four squadrons of the First Massachusetts Cavalry bore much of the brunt of the sharp cavalry fight at Aldie, losing around half their men when then were charged down by a full regiment of Virginia cavalry under Colonel Rosser. Twenty-nine year old Major Henry Lee Higginson was knocked from his horse, suffering a sabre slash and a pistol wound.  His brother, James, was captured. Recovered from the battlefield and his wounds successfully treated, Higginson became a wealthy banker and founded the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1881.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Bliss Perry, Life and Letters of Henry Lee Higginson (Boston, MA: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1921), I: 192-198. 
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