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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1820

Vol. I
p250
239

(Born Md.)

James A. Chambers

(Ap'd Md.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 5, 1814, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Light Artillery, July 1, 1820.

Transferred to Corps of Artillery, Aug. 2, 1820.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1820‑21, — Ft. Mackinac,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

Mich., 1821‑23, — New York harbor, 1823, 1824, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1824‑26, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1826; on Commissary and Quartermaster duty at Baltimore, Md., 1826; on Ordnance duty, Oct. 20, 1826, to Mar. 6, 1828; in garrison at Savannah, Ga., 1828‑29, — Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1829, — Savannah, Ga., 1829‑30, — and Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1830; in Cherokee Nation, 1830;

(Bvt. First Lieut., July 1, 1830, For Faithful Service Ten Years in one Grade)

in garrison at Savannah, Ga., 1830‑31, 1831‑32, — and Ft. Pike, La.,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Jan. 28, 1832)

1833‑35; on Ordnance duty, June 4, 1835, to Jan. 21, 1836; in the Florida War, 1836; in Operations in Creek Nation, as Chief Quartermaster

(Asst. Quartermaster, Aug. 25, 1836, to July 7, 1838)

p251 and Commissary, 1836; in the Florida War, 1836‑38; as Aide-

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

(Captain, 2d Artillery, July 7, 1838)

de‑Camp to Major-General Jesup, Aug. 28, 1836, to May 13, 1838 (Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the Army of the South, 1837, 1837‑38), being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmish of Hatcheeluskee Creek, June 27, 1837, — and Combat of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838; and on Quartermaster duty, at Baltimore, Md., 1838.

Died, Dec. 10, 1838, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 38.

Buried, St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, FL.


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