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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1815

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

John Hills

(Ap'd Mas.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, July 13, 1813, to Mar. 2, 1815, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 2, 1815.

Served on Ordnance duty, at various Arsenals and Depots, Mar. 2, 1815,

(Second Lieut., Ordnance, Jan. 1, 1818)

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Dec. 31, 1819)

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

to Aug. 6, 1822.

Resigned, Aug. 6, 1822.

Re-appointed in the United States Army with the rank of

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 25, 1827.

Served: on Ordnance duty, Jan. 14 to July 13, 1832; and in selecting

(Captain, Ordnance, July 13, 1832)

site for, and building, the Arsenal at Appalachicola, Fla., July 13, 1832, to Feb. 25, 1835.

Died, Feb. 25, 1835, at Appalachicola Arsenal, Fla.

Buried, near Chattahoochee, FL.​a

Thayer's Note:

a According to "From Mount Vernon to Chattahoochee, A History of Mt. Vernon, River Junction, Chattahoochee and Vicinity" by Grady Turnage (1987), quoted on a page at RootsWeb: "Both men [John Hills and Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Charles Petigru] are buried in Mosquito Creek swamp along an old road that led east from Chattahoochee to a crossing point on the creek. Grave markers may be seen there today near what was later to become a cemetery for Florida State Hospital patients."

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