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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1815

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

William B. Davidson​a

(Ap'd Va.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, May 9, 1814, to Dec. 2, 1815, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Ordnance, Dec. 2, 1815.

Served: on Ordnance duty, Dec. 2, 1815, to June 1, 1821; in garrison

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

 p144  at Ft. Preble, Me., 1821, — Ft. Severn, Md., 1821‑25, and Ft. Monroe,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Aug. 16, 1821)

Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1825; in Adjutant-General's Office

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Jan. 1, 1825)

at Washington, D. C., July 7, 1825 to May 1, 1834; on sick leave of absence, 1834‑36; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1836; on Recruiting service, 1836; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1836, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1836; and in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38, 1838‑39, and 1840, being engaged in the Defense of Camp Monroe, Feb. 8, 1837, — Combat of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838, — and

(Captain, 3d Artillery, July 7, 1838)

Skirmish near Ft. Lauderdale, Feb. 20, 1838.

Died, Dec. 25, 1840, at Indian Key, Fla.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Davidson was the father of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.John W. Davidson.

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