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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

William H. Betts

(Ap'd Ga.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Transferred to 1st Artillery, July 1, 1835.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1836; in the Florida War

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Dec. 31, 1835)

against the Seminole Indians, 1836, being engaged in the Skirmish of Okihumphy Swamp, Mar. 30, 1836; in Operations against the Creek Indians, 1836, as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Scott, June 20 to July 7, 1836; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836, being engaged in the Combat at Ft. Dranes, Aug. 21, 1836, where he was

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Nov. 30, 1837)

wounded; and on Ordnance duty, Mar. 17, 1837, to June 20, 1839.

Resigned, June 20, 1839.

Civil History. — Planter in Alabama, 1839‑40.

Died, 1840, in Alabama: Aged 25.

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