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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1820

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

William S. Maitland

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Nov. 5, 1814, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1820.

Transferred to Corps of Artillery, Aug. 24, 1820.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1820‑21, — Ft. Wayne, I. T.,

(Transferred to 2d Artillery, May 28, 1822, and to 3d Artillery, July 22, 1826)

1821‑22, — Detroit, Mich., 1822‑23, — New York harbor, 1823‑25, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1825‑26; on Ordnance duty, July 28, 1826, to Dec. 23, 1830; in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1831‑33; on Topographical duty June 15 to Aug. 18, 1833; in

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 31, 1828)

garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1833, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1833‑35; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1835‑36, being engaged in the Combat of Withlacoochee, Dec. 31, 1835, — Defense of Convoy at

(Bvt. Captain, Dec. 31, 1835,
for Gallant and Good Conduct in the Affair of the Withlacoochee, and Welika, Fla.)

Welika Pond, July 19, 1836, — and Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Fla., Nov. 21, 1836, where he was severely wounded; and on sick leave of absence, 1836‑37.

Drowned, Aug. 19, 1837, near Charleston, S. C.: Aged 38.

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