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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1839

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Edgar B. Gaither

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1835, to July 1, 1839, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1839.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1839, — Expedition to Grand River, 1839‑40, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1840.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1840.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Columbia, Ky., 1841‑46.

Military History. — Raised a Company in May, 1846, for the War with Mexico, and was elected Lieut.‑Colonel of a regiment of Kentucky Volunteers, but it was not mustered into service. Served in the War with Mexico, as

Captain, 3d Dragoons, Apr. 9, 1847,

in the Northern Mexican States, till his regiment was

Disbanded, July 31, 1848.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Columbia, Ky., 1848‑55. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Kentucky, 1850‑51. Commonwealth Attorney, 9th Judicial District of Kentucky, 1851‑55.

Died, Sep. 18, 1855, at Columbia, Ky.: Aged 37.

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