[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]

[Link to a series of help pages]
[Link to the next level up]
[Link to my homepage]
This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.
[decorative delimiter]

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1823

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

John W. Cotton

(Ap'd Mas.)


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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1823.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1823.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. St. Anthony, Min., 1823‑24, — and Ft. Howard, Wis., 1824‑25; on Recruiting service, 1825‑26; on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1826‑28, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1828‑29,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Oct. 4, 1827)

— Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829‑30, — Choctaw Nation, 1830‑31, — and Ft. Jesup, La., 1831‑35; on sick leave of absence, 1835‑37; on frontier

(Captain, 3d Infantry, Nov. 15, 1836)

 p317  duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1837‑39; on Recruiting service, 1839‑42; in garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1842‑43, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44; and on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1844‑45.

Resigned, Nov. 3, 1845.

Civil History. — Sutler to 3d Infantry, 1845‑47. Superintendent of Schools, Bellevue, Wis., 1855 to 18–––. President of Brown County, Wis., Agricultural Society, 1858 to 18–––. Farmer, Green Bay, Wis., 1848‑78.

Died, Sep. 10, 1878, at Green Bay, Wis.: Aged 79.

[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 5 Jan 14