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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Joseph D. Searight

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1822, to July 1, 1826, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Served: in garrison at Camp King, Fla., 1826‑27, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑29; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1829, — on Expedition, as Ordnance Officer, to the Upper Arkansas, 1829, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1829‑31, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1831‑32; 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 Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1832‑33; on Recruiting service, 1833‑34; on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1834‑35; on Commissary

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Apr. 18, 1835)

duty in the Florida War, 1836; in transferring Indians, 1836‑38; in the

(Captain, 6th Infantry, Dec. 25, 1837)

Commissary-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Nov. 1, 1838, to 1841; in the Florida War, 1841‑42; and on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., Aug. 4, 1842, — and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1842‑45.

Resigned, Nov. 7, 1845.

Civil History. — Employed in the Commissary-General's Office at Washington, D. C., 1846‑49.

Died, Jan. 22, 1885, at Cumberland, Md.: Aged 83.

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