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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

William E. Aisquith

(Ap'd Va.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1823, to July 1, 1827, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1827.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1827.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1827‑28, — and at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1828‑31.

Dismissed, May 24, 1832,
for Absence without Leave, Disobedience of Orders, and Neglect of Duty.

 p392  Civil History. — Unknown, from 1832 to 1837.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the U. S. Army, with the rank of

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 8, 1837.

Served: in the Florida War, 1837‑38; in Cherokee Nation, 1838, while

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 7, 1838)

transferring Indians to the West; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1838‑39; on the Northern Frontier, at Plattsburg, N. Y., 1839, during Canada Border Disturbances; on Recruiting service, 1839; on the Northern frontier, at Plattsburg, N. Y., 1839‑40, during Canada Border Disturbances; on the Maine Frontier, at Houlton, Me., 1840‑41, pending "Disputed Territory" controversy; on the Northern Frontier, at Plattsburg, N. Y., 1841‑42, during Canada Border Disturbances; and in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1842‑43, — Ft. Sullivan, Me., 1843, — Houlton, Me., 1843‑44, — and Ft. Kent, Me., 1844.

Cashiered, Feb. 24, 1845,
for "Drunkenness on Duty," and "Unofficer-like Conduct."

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, with Battalion of Maryland Volunteers, as Orderly Sergeant, June 8 to Sep., 1846, and as Lieut., Sep., 1846, to May 30, 1847, — and as a soldier in U. S. 1st Artillery, at Vera Cruz, Mex., 1847‑48.

Re-appointed in the U. S. Army with the rank of

Captain, 1st Artillery, Nov. 20, 1847,

but not being confirmed by the Senate, was

Dropped, Jan. 12, 1848.

Civil History. — Sergeant of Marines, — and Clerk at Washington, D. C., 1848‑56.

Died, June 29, 1856, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 48.

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