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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1815

Vol. I

(Born O.)

Henry W. Griswold

(Ap'd O.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, July 28, 1813, to Mar. 2, 1815, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Corps of Artillery, Mar. 2, 1815.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1815‑17, — Sackett's Harbor,

(Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, May 1, 1817)

N. Y., 1817‑18, — Ft. Washington, Md., 1818‑19, — and New York

(First Lieut., Corps of Artillery, Dec. 12, 1818)

harbor, 1819‑20; on Commissary duty, 1820‑21; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Jan. 27, 1821, to Feb. 14,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

1822; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1822; as Adjutant, 1st

(Bvt. Captain, Dec. 12, 1828,
For Faithful Service Ten Years in one Grade)

Artillery, Sept. 25, 1822, to Oct. 11, 1831, and in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831,​a — Newberne, N. C., 1831‑32, —

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Apr. 26, 1832)

Beaufort, N. C., 1832‑33, — Ft. Monroe, Va., 1833, — Ft. Mitchell, Ala., 1833‑34, — and Castle Pinckney, S. C., 1834.

Died, Oct. 23, 1834, at Castle Pinckney, S. C.

Thayer's Note:

a Captain Griswold's was one of the three recommendations written for Edgar Allan Poe to enter West Point, the latter being stationed at Fortress Monroe in 1828‑29. Baumer, Not All Warriors, p165 f.

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