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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1808

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Daniel A. A. Buck

(Ap'd Vt.)

Daniel Azro Ashley Buck: Born Apr. 19, 1789, Norwich, VT.

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, July 9, 1806, to Feb. 23, 1808, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 23, 1808.

Served as Assistant Engineer in the construction of the defenses of Bedloe's Island, New York harbor, 1808‑11.

Resigned, Aug. 31, 1811.

Re-appointed in the Army, with the rank of

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Oct. 17, 1812,

which appointment he having declined, he was then made

Captain, 31st Infantry, Apr. 30, 1813.

Served in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, in the Campaign of 1813, under Major-General Hampton, being engaged in the Combat of Chateaugay River, Oct. 26, 1813.

Disbanded, June 15, 1815.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Chelsea, Vt., 1811‑13, and 1815‑35. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Vermont, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830, 1833, 1834, and 1835; and Speaker, 1820‑22, 1825‑26, and 1829. Member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Vermont, 1823‑25 and 1827‑29. Trustee of the University of Vermont, at Burlington, 1829‑35. Clerk in the U. S. War Department, July 28, 1835, to Dec. 31, 1839; and in the Treasury Department, 1840.

Died, Dec. 24, 1841, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 53.

Buried, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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