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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1808

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Oliver G. Burton​a

(Ap'd Vt.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Mar. 20, 1807, to June 18, 1808, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 18, 1808.

Served: on the Northwestern Frontier, 1808‑11; in Gen. Harrison's Campaign of 1811 in Indiana Territory, being engaged in the Battle of

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Aug. 25, 1811)

Tippecanoe, Nov. 7, 1811; and in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, being engaged in the Action of Maguago (near Brownstown), Mich., Aug. 9, 1812, — Surrender of Detroit, Mich., Aug. 16, 1812, —

(Major, 33d Infantry, June 15, 1814)

and, after his exchange as a prisoner of war, on Recruiting and Inspecting duty, 1814‑15.

Disbanded, June 15, 1815.

Re-appointed, and served as Sutler and Store Keeper at West Point, N. Y., 1815‑20.

Died, Feb. 22, 1821, at Matanzas, Cuba.

Thayer's Note:

a He was the father of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Henry S. Burton.

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