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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1825

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

Abbott H. Brisbane

(Ap'd S. C.)


Abbott Hall Brisbane: Born Dec. 4, 1804.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1821, to July 1, 1825, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1825.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1825.

Served on Topographical duty, Dec. 5, 1825, to Jan. 1, 1828.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1828.

Served in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1835‑36, as

Colonel, S. C. Volunteers, Feb. 7, 1836,

being engaged in the Skirmish of Tomoka, Mar. 10, 1836.

Disbanded, May 7, 1836.

Civil History. — Asst. Engineer of projected Railroad from Charleston, S. C., to Cincinnati, O., 1836. Brig.‑General, South Carolina Militia, 1836‑37. Chief Engineer of the State of Georgia, for examination of mountain passes for location of Western and Atlantic Railroad, Ga., 1836. Constructing Engineer, Western and Atlantic Railroad, Ga., 1836‑40. Chief Engineer, Ocmulgee and Flint Railroad, Ga., 1840‑44. Superintending Engineer of an Artesian Well for the supply of Water to the City of Charleston, S. C., 1847‑48. Professor of Belles Lettres and Ethics, South Carolina Military Academy, 1848‑53. Planter, near Charleston, S. C., 1853‑61. Author of "Ralphton; or, the Young Carolinian of 1776," a political romance.

Died, Sep. 28, 1861, at Summerville, S. C.: Aged 56.

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