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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1819

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Zebina J. D. Kinsley​a

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Zebina James Duncan Kinsley: Born Feb. 17, 1802, Easton, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, May 22, 1814, to July 1, 1819, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Light Artillery, July 1, 1819.

Served: in garrison at New England Posts, 1819‑20; at the Military Academy, 1820‑35, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Dec. 3, 1820,

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

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

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Aug. 30, 1825)

to Dec. 18, 1823, — and Instructor of Artillery, Dec. 18, 1823, to Dec. 1, 1835.

Resigned, Dec. 1, 1835.

Civil History. — Principal of a "Classical and Mathematical School," near West Point, N. Y., 1838‑49.

Died, Aug. 24, 1849, near West Point, N. Y.: Aged 48.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a A more personal look at the man is given in J. H. B. Latrobe's Reminiscences of West Point, pp19‑21.

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