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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Thompson B. Wheelock

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 24, 1818, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1822.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1822.

Served: on Ordnance duty, Aug. 21, 1822, to Aug. 1, 1823; in garrison

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Feb. 18, 1823,
and to 2d Artillery, July 22, 1826)

at Ft. Nelson, Va., 1823‑24, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1824‑25, — Ft. Washington, Md., 1825‑26, — West Point, N. Y., 1826‑27, — Savannah, Ga., 1827‑28, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1828‑29.

Resigned, June 30, 1829.

Civil History. — President of Woodward College, Cincinnati, O., 1830‑33.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the Army with the rank of

First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Sep. 19, 1833.

Served: on Recruiting service, 1833‑34; on frontier duty, on Pawnee Expedition, 1834, — at St. Louis, Mo., 1834, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1834; on Recruiting service, 1835‑36; and in the Florida War, 1836, being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmish near Micanopy, June 9, 1836.

Died, June 15, 1836, at Ft. Micanopy, Fla.: Aged 35.

Buried, St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, FL.

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