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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1807

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

Justus Post

(Ap'd Vt.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Oct. 9, 1806, to Dec. 9, 1807, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists, Dec. 9, 1807.

Served: in garrison at Atlantic posts, 1807‑12; and in the War of

(First Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists, July 1, 1811)

1812‑15 with Great Britain, as Military Agent, 1812, and Agent of Fortifications,

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

(Col., Staff — Quartermaster-General, Nov. 22, 1814)

1812‑15, at Ft. Columbus, New York harbor.

Disbanded, June 15, 1815.

Civil History. — Farmer, Bonhomme Bottom, St. Louis County, Mo., 1816‑30. Judge of the County Court of St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 22, 1822, to Dec. 13, 1826. Engineer of the Survey of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 1823‑24. Member of the Senate of the State of Missouri, 1826‑30. Farmer and Merchant, Alexander (now Pulaski) County, Ill., 1830‑46.

Died, Mar. 14, 1846, at Caledonia, Ill.: Aged 65.

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