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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II
p658
1737

(Born N. C.)

William Gaston

(Ap'd at Large)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1857‑58, — Spokane

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Nov. 30, 1856)

Expedition, 1858, being engaged in a desperate Combat on the Colville Trail, Wash., 85 miles north of Snake River, where he was

Killed, May 17, 1858: Aged 24.


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