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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1817

Vol. I

(Born N. W. Ter.)

James M. Spencer

(Ap'd Ind.)

Military History. — Cadet​1 of the Military Academy, Jan. 1, 1812, to July 17, 1817, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Corps of Artillery, July 17, 1817.

Served: in Major-General Jackson's Campaign of 1817‑18 against the

(Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, Sep. 28, 1817)

Seminole Indians, and his Invasion of Florida, being engaged in the Seizure of Pensacola, Fla., May 24, 1818, — and Bombardment and Capture of Ft. San Carlos de Barrancas, Fla., May 26‑27, 1818; and in

(First Lieut., Corps of Artillery, June 26, 1819)

garrison at Ft. Gadsden, Fla., 1818‑20, — Ft. Charlotte, Mobile Bay,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

Ala., 1820‑22, — Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1822‑23, — New York harbor, 1823‑24, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1824‑25, — Baton Rouge, La., 1825‑26, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1826‑27.

Died, Aug. 16, 1829, at the Bay of St. Louis, La.

The Author's Note:

1 Appointed Cadet for his gallant conduct in the Battle of Tippecanoe, Nov. 7, 1811.

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