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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1821

Vol. I
p267
265

(Born Ind.)

William W. Wells

(Ap'd Ind.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1817, to July 1, 1821, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1821.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1821.

Served: on Ordnance duty, Oct. 1, 1821, to Aug. 20, 1822; in garrison at Savannah harbor, Ga., 1822‑24, and 1825‑26, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Apr. 11, 1825)

School for Practice), 1826‑28, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1828, — West Point, N. Y., 1828‑29, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1829‑31.

Resigned, July 31, 1831.

Died, Sep. 8, 1832, at Louisville, Ky.: Aged 32.a


Thayer's Note:

a Wells appears to be the man mentioned by Latrobe as showing great promise (Reminiscences, p23).


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