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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I

(Born Ky.)

John F. Lane

(Ap'd Ind.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1824, to July 1, 1828, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1828.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1828.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1828‑29, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1828, to Feb. 1, 1829, — and as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Feb. 1 to Aug. 31, 1829; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1829‑31, 1831‑32; in transferring Indians, July 10, 1832, to June 28, 1834; on Quartermaster duty, in the Quartermaster-General's Office at Washington, D. C., 1834, — and in constructing Delaware p410Breakwater, Del., 1834‑35; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1835; on Quartermaster duty, Aug. 27, 1835, to June 8, 1836; and in the Florida

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, June 8, 1836)

War, 1836, as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Jesup, June 10 to July 24, 1836, and as Colonel, Reg. Mounted Creek Volunteers, Sep. 1 to Oct. 19, 1836, being in command against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmish near Tampa Bay, Sep. 30, 1836.

Died, Oct. 19, 1836, at Fort Drane, Fla.: Aged 26.

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

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