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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I
p509
668

(Born Ct.)

Henry G. Sill

(Ap'd Ct.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1832.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1832.

Served: in the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;a and on Topographical duty, Sep. 12, 1832, to Dec. 1, 1835.

Died, Dec. 1, 1835, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 25.

Buried, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.b


Thayer's Notes:

a The phrase "but not at (the) seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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b Or at least this is where he seems to be buried; the inscription on the monument in Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, CT appears to mean that it is a cenotaph.


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