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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1823

Vol. I

(Born D. C.)

George Andrews

(Ap'd D. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 24, 1819, to July 1, 1823, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1823.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Atkinson, Council Bluffs, Io., 1823‑25, — and on Missouri Expedition, 1825; on Recruit service, 1825‑26; on Topographical duty, May 16, 1826, to Mar. 1, 1827; in garrison at Jefferson

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Feb. 11, 1827)

Barracks, Mo., 1827‑31; on Recruiting service, 1831‑33; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1833‑35; on Recruiting service, 1835‑37;

(Captain, 6th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1836)

in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38, being engaged in the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837, where he was severely

(Bvt. Major, Dec. 25, 1837, for Gallantry and Good Conduct
in the War against the Florida Indians)

wounded; on Recruiting service, 1838‑40; on Commissary duty, 1840; in the Florida War, 1840‑42; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842‑43, 1843‑45,​a — and Ft. Washita, I. T., 1845‑48; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities, 1849‑50; in

(Major, 7th Infantry, Aug. 14, 1848)

garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850‑51; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1851‑52, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1852‑53, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1854‑55, — and on Sioux Expedition, 1855‑56; in garrison at Jefferson

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Infantry, Oct. 18, 1855)

Barracks, Mo., 1856; in quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1856‑58; on Utah Expedition, 1858; in garrison at San Francisco, Cal., 1858‑59; on detached service at Louisville, Ky., 1859‑60; in garrison at Benicia, Cal., 1860‑61; on frontier duty at Ft. Churchill, Nev., 1861; in garrison at Benicia, Cal., 1861; on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1861.

Retired from Active Service, Feb. 15, 1862, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and Wound received in the Line of Duty.

Died, Nov. 13, 1873, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 70.

Thayer's Note:

a Post returns show him commanding Fort Towson Dec. 4, 1843 to Feb. 8, 1845. Thanks to John Stanton at FortWiki for the heads‑up.

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