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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1823

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Egbert B. Birdsall

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 10, 1818, to July 1, 1823, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

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

Served: in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1824‑25; on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1825‑26, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1826‑27; on detached service, 1827‑28; on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1828, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1828‑29; on Commissary duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829‑30, 1831, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1831‑32, —

 p319  (First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Feb. 17, 1829)

March to Ft. Towson, I. T., 1832, — and Ft. Jesup, La., 1832; on Recruiting service, 1833; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1833‑35; on Recruiting service, 1835‑36; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T.,

(Captain, 8th Infantry, July 7, 1835)

1836‑38; on Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1838, — Recruiting, 1838‑39, — Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1839, — Recruiting, 1839, — Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1840, — and Recruiting, 1840‑41; in the Florida War, 1841; and on sick leave of absence, 1841‑45.

Died, Mar. 4, 1845, at St. Augustine, Fla.: Aged 45.

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