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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born Ala.)

David Moniac​1

(Ap'd Ala.)


Born Dec. 25, 1802.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 18, 1817, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1822.

On authorized graduation leave of absence, July 1 to Dec. 31, 1822.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1822.

Civil History. — Cotton Planter, Baldwin County, Ala., 1822‑36.

Military History. — Served in the Florida War, 1836, as

Captain, Reg. Mounted Creek Volunteers, Aug. 17, 1836;

Major, Reg. Mounted Creek Volunteers, Nov. 15, 1836,

being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Nov. 21, 1836, where, while crossing a difficult morass in face of the fire of the enemy posted on the opposite bank, he was

Killed, Nov. 21, 1836: Aged 34.​a

Buried, Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

The Author's Note:

1 Was a Creek Indian.

Thayer's Note:

a His (modern) tombstone (q.v.) includes a testimony to his bravery, from Maj.‑Gen. T. S. Jessup, no doubt from an official report of the action in which Maj. Moniac was killed: "He was as brave and gallant a man as ever drew a sword or faced an enemy".

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