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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Nathaniel C. Macrae

(Ap'd Va.)


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 Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Served: in garrison at Cantonment Clinch, Fla., 1826‑27, — and New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., 1827‑28; on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1828, — Ft. Armstrong, Ill., 1828‑31, — Upper Mississippi, against Sioux Indians, 1831, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1831‑33, 1834‑40,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Oct. 31, 1835)

(Captain, 3d Infantry, Dec. 18, 1839)

being Acting Chief of Commissariat of the forces on the Mexican Border, 1836‑37, — and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1840, having accidentally broken and subsequently lost his left leg, while conducting a detachment to this post; on Recruiting service, 1840; in the Commissary-General's Office at Washington, D. C., 1840‑41; in command of Recruiting Depot at Newport, Ky., 1841‑52; on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., 1853‑55, — Ft. Massachusetts, N. M., 1855, — and Cantonment Burgwin, N. M., 1855‑57;

(Major, 3d Infantry, May 31, 1857)

 p381  on Special duty at Cincinnati, O., and Ft. Snelling, Min., 1858‑59; and in command of Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1859‑61.

Retired from Active Service, Sep. 25, 1861, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and from Injury received in the line of Duty.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service of the State of Ohio, 1862; in command of regiment of Cincinnati Volunteers against General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.E. K. Smith, in Kentucky, Sep., 1863; under the orders of the Commanding General of the Department of Ohio, July, 1863, to July, 1864; in waiting orders at Cincinnati, O., July to Nov., 1864; and on Military Commission, Dec., 1864, to Apr., 1865.

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Long and Faithful Services)

Served: on Mustering duty at Cincinnati, O., May 10, 1865, to Sep. 12, 1867; and on Court-martial duty in the Department of the Lakes, Sep. 12, 1867, to June 19, 1868.​a

Died, Feb. 5, 1878, at Cincinnati, O.: Aged 74.

Thayer's Note:

a The Register gives no indication of resignation or retirement, nor yet of duties between 1868 and his death.

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