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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

Washington Hood

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Feb. 2, 1808, Philadelphia, PA.

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., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑29; on Engineer duty, Apr. 29, 1829, to Nov. 23, 1831; in garrison at Cantonment Brooke,

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Dec. 28, 1835)

Fla., 1831; and on Topographical duty, Nov. 25, 1831, to Aug. 7, 1836.

Resigned, Aug. 7, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in Cuba, W. I., 1837.

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

Captain, Corps of Topographical Engineers, July 7, 1838.

Served: in the Topographical Bureau at Washington, D. C., 1839; and in Surveying and Marking the Boundaries between the Indian tribes west of the Mississippi, 1839.

Died, July 17, 1840, at Bedford, Pa.: Aged 32.

Buried, Hood Family Cemetery, Limerick, PA.

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