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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1821

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Jonathan Prescott

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born Jan. 9, 1799.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1818, to July 1, 1821, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1821.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1821.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1821‑26, as Principal Asst. Professor of Engineering, July 23, 1821, to Jan. 29, 1822, — and Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Jan. 29, 1822, to Aug. 9, 1826; on Topographical duty, Aug. 9, 1826, to April 4, 1829; on Engineer

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 31, 1827)

duty, Apr. 4, 1829, to Dec. 1, 1832; and in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1832‑33.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1833.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, superintending improvement of Nantucket harbor, Mas., 18––– to 18–––.

Died, Aug. 12, 1837, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 37.

Thayer's Note:

a The birth data are from Almira Larkin White, Genealogy of the Ancestors and Descendants of John White, III.218; but that author states that Prescott graduated "second in his class", casting doubt on the accuracy of the rest. William Prescott's Prescott Memorial, which I haven't seen, is cited online as having the same date of birth.

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