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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1820

Vol. I
p253
243

(Born Va.)

William P. Buchanan

(Ap'd Va.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Oct. 27, 1816, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1820.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821,
to rank from July 1, 1820.

Served on Ordnance duty, July 1, 1820, to Jan. 28, 1822.

Resigned, Mar. 31, 1822.

Re-appointed in the United States Army with the rank of

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 21, 1822,

and while on his way to join his regiment, was

Drowned, Sep. 20, 1822, in the Mississippi River: Aged 20.


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