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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1820

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Edgar S. Hawkins

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 31, 1814, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1820.

Transferred to 7th Infantry, July 24, 1820.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1822‑24, — Ft. Gibson,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Jan. 22, 1824)

I. T., 1824‑28, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1828, — Ft. Gibson, I. T.,

(Captain, 7th Infantry, Nov. 10, 1829)

1828‑29, 1829‑30, — Military Road, I. T., 1830, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1830‑31, — Osage Reserve, I. T., 1831, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1831; on sick leave of absence, 1831‑33; on Recruiting Service, 1833; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1833‑34; on Recruiting service, 1834‑36; on frontier duty, 1836‑39; in the Florida War, 1839‑42; in garrison at Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1842‑43, — Mount Vernon Arsenal, Ala., 1843, — Baton Rouge, La., 1844, — Pass Christian, Mis., 1844, — Baton p261Rouge, La., 1844, — and Ft. Wood, La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged

(Bvt. Major, May 9, 1846,
for Gallant and Distinguished Services in the Defense of Fort Brown, Tex.)

in the Defense of Ft. Brown, Tex., May 3‑9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; on sick leave of absence, 1847‑61; and unemployed,

(Major, 1st Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, July 3, 1856)


Retired from Active Service, Oct. 26, 1861, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and Sickness and Exposure in the Line of Duty.

Died, Nov. 5, 1865, at Flushing, N. Y.: Aged 64.

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