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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Danforth H. Tufts

(Ap'd Vt.)


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., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1826.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1826.

 p375  Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1826‑27, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1827‑28, — Ft. McHenry, Md., 1828‑29, 1829‑31, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1832, in the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a in garrison at Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1832‑33; on Ordnance duty, Jun. 1, 1834, to Oct. 15, 1836; in

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 10, 1836)

the Florida War, 1836‑38; on Commissary duty at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1838; in the Florida War, 1838‑39; on Commissary duty, 1839; and on the Northern Frontier, at Detroit, Mich., 1839‑40, during Canada Border Disturbances,

Died, Oct. 4, 1840, at Detroit, Mich.: Aged 35.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at (the) seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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