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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1820

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Daniel D. Tompkins

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 20, 1814, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Third Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1820.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821,
to rank from July 1, 1820.

Transferred to 1st Artillery, Aug. 16, 1821.

Served: on Ordnance duty, July 1, 1820, to Aug. 1, 1823; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1823‑24; on Ordnance duty at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Aug. 5, 1824, to Mar. 6, 1828; in garrison at Ft. Monroe,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 1, 1825)

Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828‑30, — and Wilmington, N. C., 1830‑31; on Engineer duty, May 7, 1831, to Dec. 12, 1832; on Ordnance  p252 duty, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1833; in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1833‑35,

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Dec. 31, 1835, to Apr. 21, 1846)

— and Ft. Severn, Md., 1835‑36; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑38, being engaged in the Skirmish at San Velasco Hommock,​1 Sep. 18, 1836, — and Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Nov. 21,

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 11, 1836,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the War against the Florida Indians)

1836; on Quartermaster duty at Trader's Hill, Ga., 1838‑39, — in the

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

Florida War, at Ft. White, 1839‑40, — Boston, Mas., 1840, — Philadelphia, Pa., 1840‑46, in charge of Office of Army Clothing and Supplies, —

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, July 22, 1842)

Cincinnati, O., 1846, forwarding supplies to Mexico, — Philadelphia, Pa., in charge of Office of Army Clothing and Supplies, — New Orleans, La., 1847‑49, — Boston, Mas., 1849‑51, — Chief Quartermaster

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, May 30, 1848, for Meritorious Conduct, particularly in the Performance of his Duties in the Prosecution of the War with Mexico)

of the Department of Texas, 1851‑53, and 1853‑54, — New Orleans, La.,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., Sep. 16, 1851)

(Col., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-Gen., Dec. 22, 1856)

1854‑58, — and New York city, 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63, as Depot Quartermaster at New York city for furnishing supplies to the Armies in the field, Apr. 12, 1861, to Feb. 26, 1863.

Died, Feb. 26, 1863, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 63.

The Author's Note:

1 By resolution of the Legislature of the Territory of Florida, of Feb. 8, 1838, he was recommended to the President to be brevetted a Major, "for the gallantry and good conduct displayed by him in the different actions in which he has been engaged during the Florida War, and particularly that of San Velasco, where he charged and beat the enemy with an inferior force."

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