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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1824

Vol. I
p333
382

(Born Va.)

William L. Harris

(Ap'd Va.)

22

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1819, to July 1, 1824, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1824.

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1824.

Served: on the Missouri River, 1825‑26; in garrison at Bellefontaine, Mo., 1826, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1826‑28; on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1828, — and Ft. Snelling, Min.,º 1828; on Recruiting service, 1828‑30; on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1831‑32; in

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Dec. 31, 1830)

the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832, being engaged in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832; and on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1832‑35.

Dismissed, Oct. 29, 1836, for "Conduct unbecoming an Officer."

Died, Feb. 20, 1837, in Illinois: Aged 36.


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