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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Levin Gale

(Ap'd Md.)


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 Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑28; on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1828‑32;​a and in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832.

Died, Sep. 1, 1832, near Ft. Armstrong, Ill.: Aged 26.

Thayer's Note:

a To some of us, brief entries in Cullum like this one might suggest an uneventful military life of mostly routine duties; but any posting on the frontier had its perils. Lieutenant Gale's tour of duty at Fort Crawford included a harrowing incident in which panic on his part, although not really unreasonable, nearly cost him his life; the story, which sheds light on relations with the Indians, is told by Bruce E. Mahan in Old Fort Crawford and the Frontier, pp130‑132.

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