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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1824

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

Alexander Johnston

(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., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1824.

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1824.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1825‑27, — and Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1827‑28; on Recruiting Service, 1828‑29; on frontier

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Aug. 22, 1828)

duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1829‑30, — and Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1831‑32; in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832, being engaged  p333 in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832; on frontier duty at Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1832‑35; on Recruiting service, 1835‑38; on Northern Frontier, at Ft. Brady, Mich., 1838‑41, during Canada Border Disturbances;

(Captain, 5th Infantry, Oct. 31, 1836)

in garrison at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1841, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1841; and on Northern Frontier, at Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1841‑42, 1842‑43, — and Ft. Brady, Mich., 1843‑45.

Died, June 8, 1845, at Pittsburg, Pa.: Aged 39.

Buried, Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, PA.

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