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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1807

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Saterlee Clark

(Ap'd Vt.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, May 15, 1805, 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, 1807‑10; in the Pay Department,

(District Paymaster, Aug. 15, 1810)

(First Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists,
July 10, 1811, to Dec. 31, 1813)

1810‑12, and during the War with Great Britain, 1812‑15.

Major, 26th Infantry, Apr. 15, 1814: Declined.

Disbanded, June 15, 1815.

Re-appointed in the Army with the rank of

Battalion and District Paymaster, Apr. 29, 1816.

Served: in the Pay Department, 1816‑24, at Washington, D. C., 1816‑21,

(Paymaster, in the Reorganization of the Army, June 1, 1821,
to rank from Apr. 29, 1816)

— and at Utica, N. Y., 1821‑24, when, under the 3d Sec. of Act of Jan. 31, 1823,​a he was

Dismissed, Aug. 5, 1824.

Civil History. — Sutler at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1828‑42.​b

Died, Mar. 1, 1848, at Washington city.

Thayer's Notes:

a Requiring that disbursing officers failing to render their accounts for settlement in due time be promptly reported to the President of the United States and dismissed from the public service.

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b He has left us an interesting anecdote-filled "Early Times at Fort Winnebago and Black Hawk War Reminiscences", eventually published in Report and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the years 1877, 1878, and 1879; online at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Cf. also Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Satterlee Clark Plummer, who may be his grandson (see my note there).

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