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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II
p358
1389

(Born Ky.)

William A. Slaughter

(Ap'd Ind.)

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William Alloway Slaughter

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1848.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1848; on voyage to California,

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Nov. 6, 1848)

1848‑49; on frontier duty at San Diego, Cal., 1849, — Escorting Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hardcastle's topographical party, 1849, — and at San Diego, Cal., 1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1850, 1850‑52, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852; and on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1852, — Columbia Barracks, Or., 1852‑53, — Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., 1853‑55, —

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 22, 1854)

and Scouting, 1855, — being engaged against White River Indians at Brannan's Prairie, Wash., where he was

Killed, Dec. 4, 1855: Aged 28.a

Buried, Fort Steilacoom Cemetery, Steilacoom, WA.


Thayer's Note:

a This bare summary in the Register is well fleshed out by a biographical sketch of Lt. Slaughter, online at the Washington State Historical Society; it includes good details of his Army service in Washington.


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