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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1824

Vol. I

(Born Del.)

Napoleon B. Bennett

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1820, to July 1, 1824, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1824.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1824.

Served: on Topographical duty, July 14, 1824, to Mar. 6, 1828; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828; on Topographical duty, Nov. 25, 1828, to Aug. 5, 1829; on Regimental Staff duty, 1829‑30; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1830‑32, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1832; and on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war.​a

Died, Nov. 2, 1832, at Staunton, Va.: Aged 26.

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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