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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

John Williamson

(Ap'd N. J.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1821, to July 1, 1826, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1826.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1826‑28; — Bellona Arsenal, Va., 1828‑29, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery  p377 School for Practice), 1829, — Bellona Arsenal, Va., 1829‑31, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831‑32, — Charleston harbor, S. C., during South Carolina's threatened nullification, 1832‑33, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Sep. 30, 1833)

McHenry, Md., 1833‑34, — and Charleston harbor, S. C., 1834‑35; on Ordnance duty, Oct. 26, 1835, to July 9, 1838; as Asst. Ordnance Officer,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 9, 1838)

at Appalachicola Arsenal, Fla., 1838‑41; in command of Charleston Arsenal,

(Captain, Ordnance, May 22, 1840)

S. C., 1841‑42, — of Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1842, — and of Charleston Arsenal, S. C., 1842‑47; in the War with Mexico, as Ordnance Officer at Vera Cruz, 1847‑48; and in command of Charleston Arsenal, S. C., 1848‑49.

Died, Dec. 23, 1849, at Charleston Arsenal, S. C.: Aged 43.

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