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Paul Comstock, Captain, 161St., Indiana, Infantry, Company F.
Captain Paul Comstock is the son of Judge D. W. Comstock, of the Appellate Bench of Indiana. He was born at Richmond, Indiana, in the year 1873. After his early training he spent one year in the Oxford Military Naval Academy, at the close of which he entered the Richmond high school, graduating in 1891; his education was then finished in the Earlham College and the Ohio Wesleyan University. Mr. Comstock was then tendered a position in the general superintendent's office of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Columbus, and later in the engineering department at Indianapolis, in which position he continued until April, 1898, when he was appointed claim agent for the same road, in which service he was engaged when he enlisted for the war. Mr. Comstock was elected first lieutenant of his company and was for several months adjutant of the Second Battalion and upon the resignation â– of Captain Smith was promoted to the position of captain, April 1, 1899.