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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I
p465
620

(Born Ten.)

Thomas J. Royster

(Ap'd La.)

34

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1826, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1830.

Served: on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1830‑31,a — Rock Island, Ill., — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1831‑32, — and in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832, being engaged in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832.

Died, Sep. 5, 1832, at Rock Island, Ill.: Aged 24.


Thayer's Note:

a On Oct. 13, 1830, we find him witnessing to the assent of the Yancton and Santie deputations of Sioux to the treaty between the United States and the Sauk and Fox Indians signed earlier that year (First People website).


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