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Fornance, James - Capt.
Capt. James Fornance.
Capt. James Fornance, who was mortally wounded before Santiago and has since died, was born in New Hampshire, and was appointed to the West Point Military Academy from Illinois in 1867. Upon graduation he was promoted to be Second Lieutenant of the Thirteenth Infantry. One year later he was advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant, and reached the grade of Captain in the Thirteenth on Dec. 16, 1889. He led Company F in the battle.
The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1898, Sketches of the Lives of Some of the Leaders Who Dared the Foe in Cuba and Were Shot Down.