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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1806

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Ethan A. Allen​1

(Ap'd Vt.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Dec. 10, 1804, to Nov. 14, 1806, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists, Nov. 14, 1806.

Served: in garrison at Atlantic Posts, and on N. W. Frontier, 1806‑12;​a

(First Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists, Oct. 1, 1809)

in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, at Norfolk and Craney Island, Va., 1812‑13, — and on Lake Champlain, 1814; in command of

(Transferred to Corps of Artillery, May 12, 1814)

(Captain, Corps of Artillery, July 25, 1814)

Craney Island, Va., 1815‑21; and Superintendent of Regimental Recruiting Service, 1818‑20.

Disbanded, June 1, 1821.

Civil History. — U. S. Inspector of Customs, on the Canada Frontier, 1821 to 1823. Farmer, Norfolk County, Va., 1823‑33. Merchant, Norfolk, Va., 1833‑34.

Died, Jan. 6, 1855, in Norfolk County, Va.: Aged 66.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of General Ethan Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga and Crown Point.

Thayer's Note:

a A post return of October 31, 1811 puts him at Fort Madison (Illinois Territory, now Iowa) on that date (Bruce E. Mahan, Old Fort Crawford and the Frontier, p40 f.); and in 1812 he commanded Fort Massac (see "Fort Massac: since 1805", Journal Ill. State Hist. Soc., XLIV, p56.

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