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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1819

Vol. I
p232
217

(Born Ind.)

John F. Hamtramck1

(Ap'd Ind.)

15

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 26, 1815, to July 1, 1819, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, July 1, 1819.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1819‑20; and on leave of absence, 1820‑22.

Resigned, Mar. 1, 1822.

Civil History. — Planter, near St. Louis, Mo., 1822‑26. U. S. Indian Agent for Osage Tribe, May 2, 1826, to July 4, 1831. Planter at p233Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co., Va., 1832‑46. Captain, Virginia Militia, 1835‑46.

Military History. — Served in War of 1846‑48 with Mexico, in

(Colonel, 1st Reg. Virginia Volunteers, Dec. 31, 1846)

the Northern States, and was Governor of Saltillo, Mar. 8 to July 20, 1848.

Disbanded, June 20, 1848.

Civil History. — Planter, Shepherdstown, Va., 1848‑58. Mayor of Shepherdstown, Va., 1850‑54. Justice of the County Court of Jefferson Co., Va., 1853‑58. Captain, Virginia Militia, 1848‑58.

Died, Apr. 21, 1858, at Shepherdstown, Va.: Aged 60.


The Author's Note:

1 Was a Sergeant in Major Z. Taylor's Expedition up the Mississippi River in 1814, and received his appointment as Cadet for his good conduct in an action, opposite the mouth of the Rock River, Ill., July 19, 1814, with seven hundred Sac and Fox Indians, supported by British batteries. He was the son of Colonel John F. Hamtramck, distinguished in the Battle on the Miami in 1794.


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