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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1825

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Gustavus Dorr

(Ap'd Mas.)


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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1825.

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1825.

Served: in garrison at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1825‑26, Ft. Howard, Wis., 1826‑27, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑29, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1829, — Choteauº Island, Arkansas River, 1829, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1829‑32; in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832, being engaged in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1832‑33; on Recruiting service,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 4, 1833)

1833‑34; on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1834‑35, 1835‑36, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1836, — Camp Sabine, La., 1836, — and Ft. Jesup, La.,

(Captain, 6th Infantry, Sep. 26, 1837)

1836; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑40, 1841‑42, being engaged in the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837; and on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842.

Dropped, Nov. 22, 1843,

for "having failed to attend to any duty since the expiration of the suspension to which he was sentenced," and "having utterly disregarded the repeated orders of the Commanding General;" but it having been proved that insanity had caused his neglect of duty, he was by the law of Aug. 12, 1848, placed upon the list of invalid pensioners.

Died, Jan. 16, 1855, in Maclean Insane Asylum, Somerville, Mas.: Aged 47.

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