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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1814

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

John Armstrong

(Ap'd N. Y.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Dec. 8, 1813, to Apr. 19, 1814, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Light Artillery, Apr. 19, 1814.

Served: in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, as Aide-de‑Camp

(Transferred to Corps of Artillery, May 12, 1814)

(Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, May 19, 1814)

(First Lieut., 4th Rifles, July 26, 1814)

to Major-General Brown, Sep. 2, 1814, to June 15, 1815, being engaged in the Campaign of 1814 on the Niagara Frontier, participating in the Defense of Ft. Erie, U. C., from its Bombardment and Assault by the  p119 enemy, Aug. 13‑15, till the Sortie from it, Sep. 17, 1814, which compelled the raising of the siege.

Resigned, June 15, 1815.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Rhinebeck, N. Y., 1818‑52. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of New York, 1824 and 1825.

Died, June 16, 1852, at Rhinebeck, N. Y.: Aged 62.

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