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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1818

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

William S. Newton

(Ap'd D. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 22, 1814, to July 24, 1818, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Light Artillery, July 24, 1818.

Served: in garrison at New England Posts, 1818‑21, — and Ft. Moultrie,

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

S. C., 1821‑22; on Topographical duty, Jan. 22 to Nov. 9, 1822; on Ordnance duty, Nov. 9, 1822, to Feb. 25, 1823; in garrison at Ft. Norfolk,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 31, 1822)

Va., 1823‑24, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1824‑26; on Ordnance duty, Mar. to Aug. 26, 1827; in garrison at Ft. Washington, Md., 1826‑27, — Ft. Sullivan, Me., 1827‑29, 1830, — Ft. Independence, Mas., 1830‑31; on Recruiting service, 1831‑32; in

(Bvt. Captain, Dec. 1, 1832, For Faithful Service Ten Years in one Grade)

garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1832; and on Ordnance duty, Jan. 1, 1834, to Mar. 16, 1837.

Died, Mar. 16, 1837, at Baton Rouge, La.

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