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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1814

Vol. I

(Born Ireland)

Thomas J. Baird

(Ap'd Pa.)

Thomas James Baird: Born Apr. 1, 1794.

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, June 22, 1813, to July 21, 1814, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Light Artillery, July 21, 1814.

Served: in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, on the Northern Frontier, 1814‑15; in garrison at Detroit, Mich., 1815‑1818; as Aide-de‑Camp

(Third Lieut., Corps of Artillery, on Reduction of Army, May 17, 1815)

(Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, Aug. 1, 1816)

to Major-General Macomb, Feb. 9 to June 4, 1818; on Recruiting service, 1818; in garrison at Charleston harbor, S. C., 1818‑19, — Amelia Island,

(First Lieut., Corps of Artillery, June 2, 1818)

Fla., 1819‑20, — Savannah, Ga., 1820, — and Amelia Island, Fla., 1820‑21;

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

as Battalion Quartermaster of Artillery, Oct. 1, 1820, to June 1, 1821;

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Feb. 28, 1827)

and on Ordnance duty, June 4, 1821, to Nov. 5, 1827.

Resigned, May 1, 1828.

Civil History. — Farmer, Philadelphia County, Pa., 1828‑35. Agent for lands in Schuylkill County, Pa., 1835‑42. Captain, Pa. Militia, 1838‑40, — and Lieut.‑Colonel, 1840.

Died, Apr. 5, 1842, at Philadelphia, Pa.

Buried, Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville, Pa.

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