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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1819

Vol. I

(Born N. C.)

John Mackenzie

(Ap'd N. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 25, 1813, to July 1, 1819, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1819.

Served: on Recruiting service, 1819‑20; in garrison at the Bay of St. Louis, Mis., 1820‑21, — New Orleans, La., 1821, — Natchitoches,º La.,

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

1821‑22, — and Baton Rouge, La., 1822‑25; in the Creek Nation,

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Nov. 18, 1822)

1825‑26; in garrison at Cantonment Clinch, Fla., 1826‑27; on Expedition up the Wisconsin River, 1827; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑28; and on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1828.

Killed, Sep. 26, 1828, by a Sergeant,​a at Ft. Crawford, Wis.: Aged 30.

Buried, Fort Crawford Cemetery, Prairie du Chien, WI.

Thayer's Note:

a The tragedy is told in detail — the story is an unexpected one — by Bruce E. Mahan in Old Fort Crawford and the Frontier, pp260‑261.

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