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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1844

Vol. II

(Born N. C.)

George W. Hawkins

(Ap'd N. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1840, to July 1, 1844, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1844.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1844‑45, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1845‑46; in drilling Volunteer officers at Alton, Ill.,

(Transferred to Mounted Rifles, July 17, 1846)

1846; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29,

(Second Lieut., Mounted Rifles, Apr. 18, 1847)

1847; on Recruiting service, 1847‑48; in the War with Mexico, 1848;

(First Lieut., Mounted Rifles, June 30, 1851)

in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; and in escorting Governor Lane to Oregon, 1848‑51.

Dismissed, Jan. 27, 1853, under 3d Sec. of Law of Jan. 31,º 1823.​a

Civil History. — Farmer, Warren County, N. C., 1853‑54. History since 1854, unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died in 1854.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died Sept. 29, 1901, at Middleburg, Vance Co., N. C.: Aged 82.

(Date of death wrongly given in Vol. IV.)

Thayer's Note:

a Requiring that disbursing officers failing to render their accounts for settlement in due time be promptly reported to the President of the United States and dismissed from the public service.

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