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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1808

Vol. I

(Born N. H.)

George P. Peters

(Ap'd N. H.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Dec. 3, 1807, to June 18, 1808, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Ensign, 4th Infantry, June 18, 1808.

Served: on the N. W. Frontier, 1808‑11; in General Harrison's Campaign

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 3, 1809)

of 1811 in Indiana Territory, being engaged in the Battle of Tippecanoe,

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Oct. 29, 1811)

Nov. 7, 1811, where he was wounded; in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, being engaged in the Combat of Maguago (near Brownstown), Mich., Aug. 9, 1812, where he was wounded, — Surrender

(Paymaster, 4th Infantry, Dec. 14, 1812)

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Aug. 29, 1813)

of Detroit, Mich., Aug. 16, 1812, — and attack on La Cole Mill, L. C.,

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Feb. 21, 1814)

(Captain, Corps of Artillery, on Reduction of Army, May 17, 1815)

Mar. 30, 1814; in Military operations on the S. E. Frontier, participating in Major-General Jackson's Campaign of 1817‑18 against the Seminole Indians, and his Seizure of Pensacola, Fla., May 24, 1818, being engaged in the Bombardment and Capture of Ft. San Carlos de Barrancas, Fla., May 26‑27, 1818; and in garrison at Pensacola, Fla., 1818‑19, — and at Ft. Gadsden, Fla., 1819.

Died, Nov. 28, 1819, at Fort Gadsden, Fla.

Buried, Blakeley Cemetery, Blakeley, AL.​a

Thayer's Note:

a This may not be his burial place; a second very similar monument, also inscribed, is found in Elmwood Cemetery, Burlington, VT.

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