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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I
p694
935

(Born Ky.)

Nevil Hopson

(Ap'd Ky.)

45

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1837.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1842‑43, — in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1839‑40, 1841‑42 being engaged in the Skirmish at Martin's Point Hammock, near Ft. Micanopy, Dec. 28,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1842)

1840; in garrison at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1842‑43, — New Orleans Barracks, La., 1843, — and Baton Rouge, La., 1843‑45; in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3‑9, 1846.

Dismissed, Aug. 22, 1846, for Drunkenness.

Died, 1847, in Texas: Aged 32.


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