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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I
p615
819

(Born O.)

Alexander H. Tappenº

(Ap'd O.)

34

Alexander Harper Tappena

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., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served on frontier duty at Ft. Dearborn, Ill., 1835‑36, — Ft. Winnebago,

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 31, 1836)

Wis., 1836‑37, — and Ft. Snelling, Min., 1837‑38.

Resigned, July 31, 1838.

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died, Nov. 2, 1851,b at Alton, Ill.: Aged 39.

Buried, Alexander Harper Memorial Cemetery, Ashtabula County, OH.


Thayer's Notes:

a His full name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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b His tombstone (q.v.) gives the year as 1851; as does Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.


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