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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1821

Vol. I

(Born N. H.)

Otis Wheeler

(Ap'd N. H.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Oct. 1, 1817, to July 1, 1821, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3rd Infantry, July 1, 1821.

Second Lieut., 3rd Infantry, July 1, 1821.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1821‑22, — Saginaw Bay, Mich., 1822‑23, — and Ft. Howard, Wis., 1823‑24; on Recruiting service, 1824‑26; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Apr. 28, 1826)

Leavenworth, Kan., 1827‑29, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829, — Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1830, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1830‑31, — Ft. Armstrong, Ill., 1831, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1831; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1831‑33, 1834‑38, — and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1838‑40;

(Captain, 3d Infantry, Oct. 31, 1835)

in the Florida War, 1840‑42; and in garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1842‑43, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843.

Resigned, Feb. 29, 1844.

Civil History. — Appointed Adjutant-General of the State of Missouri, July 10, 1856: declined. Agent of the Quartermaster's Department, at Kansas City, Kan., Apr. 26 to July 16, 1858. Farmer, Troy, Lincoln County, Mo., 1844‑72.

Died, June 1, 1872, at Troy, Mo.: Aged 75.

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