1. William T. Adams: He wrote under the name of Oliver Optic and other pen names. Please note, although there are sources which state that Taylor is his middle name, he simply chose the initial T. and it did not stand for anything. Other names: Gayle Winterton, Brooks McCormick
2. Oliver Optic completion: after Adams' death, the publisher approached author Edward Stratemeyer to write one last book for the Blue and Grey on Land series, which he did under the Oliver Optic name. Please do not combine with Edward Stratemeyer (it has been aliased into his page so it shows there, which should be sufficient).