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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1823

Vol. I

(Born Eng.)

Frederic Searle

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 14, 1818, to July 1, 1823, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1823.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1823.

Served: on Topographical duty, Sep. 5, 1823, to Feb. 24, 1824, and June 11, 1824, to Mar. 6, 1825; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1828‑30; on Topographical duty, Oct. 9, 1830, to June 18, 1832; on the "Black

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 20, 1831, to June 18, 1846)

Hawk Expedition," but not at the seat of war;​a in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1832‑33, — Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1833‑34, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1834, 1835‑36; in Operations in Creek Nation, 1836; in Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑39, as Captain Reg. Mounted Creek Volunteers, Sep. 1 to Dec. 1, 1836, — and Chief of Commissariat, 1836‑38, being engaged in the Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Nov. 21, 1836, — Skirmish of Hatcheeluskee, Jan. 27, 1837, — Combat of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838, — and severely wounded, Nov. 25, 1839,

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

(Bvt. Major, Nov. 25, 1839, for Gallantry and Good Conduct on Several Occasions in the War against the Florida Indians)

from an Ambush on the road between St. Augustine and Picolata, — and on sick leave of absence, 1839‑53, being disabled by his wound.

Died, July 19, 1853, at Sulphur Springs, Va.: Aged 50.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at (the) seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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