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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1818

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

George W. Corprew

(Ap'd Va.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1815, to July 24, 1818, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, July 24, 1818.

Served: in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1818‑19, — Bay of St. Louis, Mis., 1819, — New Orleans, La., 1819‑20; on Recruiting service, 1820‑1821; as Battalion Quartermaster, Jan. 1 to June 1, 1821; in garrison at Norfolk

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

 p199  harbor, Va., 1821‑24, — Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1824‑27, — Ft. Independence,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Aug. 6, 1822)

Mas., 1827‑28, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828; on Recruiting service, 1828; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828‑29, — Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1829‑31, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831‑32; on "Black Hawk Expedition," as Acting Ordnance Officer, 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a and in garrison at Ft. Constitution, N. H., 1832‑33.

Resigned, June 30, 1833.

Civil History. — Cotton Planter, near Columbus, Mis., 1833 to 1840.

Died, 1840, near Columbus, Mis.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at (the) seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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