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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II
p561
1614

(Born Vt.)

John L. Grattan

(Ap'd N. H.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Jul. 1, 1848, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1853.

Served on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1853‑54, being engaged in an Action with the Sioux Indians,a where he was

Killed, Aug. 19, 1854, near Ft. Laramie, Dak.: Aged 24.

Buried, Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Ft. Leavenworth, KS.


Thayer's Note:

a See the detailed account, with pro-Indian bias, of the Grattan Massacre at the Find-a‑Grave page linked above. Lt. Grattan's commanding officer, to whom that page attributes the responsibility for his death, was Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hugh Fleming. The Army's view of the massacre is fairly represented by the brief account in Crane & Kieley, West Point, p229.


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