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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II
p340
1364

(Born N. Y.)

Augustus H. Seward1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Oct. 1, 1826, Auburn, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1843, to July 1, 1847, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48; in garrison at East Pascagoula,

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Sep. 13, 1847)

Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1848‑50, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1851, — Escorting trains to Brazos River, 1851, — and at Phantom Hill, Tex., 1851; on Coast Survey, Dec. 8, 1851, to

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Apr. 30, 1853)

Aug. 24, 1859; and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1859‑60, —

(Captain, 5th Infantry, Jan. 19, 1859)

March to New Mexico, 1860, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1860‑61, — and Ft. Union, N. M., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in New

(Major, Staff — Paymaster, Mar. 27, 1861)

(Major, 19th Infantry, May 14, 1861: Declined)

Mexico and Arizona, till Sep., 1861; and at Washington, D. C., paying troops, Oct. 1, 1861, to Sep. 6, 1865.

Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Bvt. Col., Nov. 11, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Pay Department during the Rebellion.

Served: on Special duty under the orders of the Secretary of State, p341Sep. 7, 1865, to Jan. 2, 1868; as Paymaster at Boston, Mas., Jan. 8 to Oct. 14, 1868, — and at New York city, Oct. 15, 1868, to Feb. 20, 1869; on leave of absence, Feb. 20 to Dec. 20, 1869; as Chief Paymaster of the Department of the Cumberland, Dec. 23, 1869, to May 23, 1870, — of Department of the South, May 26, 1870, to Feb. 24, 1871 (Paymaster at headquarters to Oct. 17, 1871), — and of Department of Dakota, Nov. 12, 1871, to May 30, 1876; and on sick leave of absence, to Sep. 11, 1876.

Died, Sep. 11, 1876, at Montrose, N. Y.: Aged 50.

Buried, Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, NY.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of William H. Seward, Secretary of State of the United States.


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