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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Nathaniel J. Eaton​1

(Ap'd Mas.)


Nathaniel Johnson Eaton: Born Jun. 28, 1807, Brimfield, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1822, to July 1, 1827, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑28, 1829‑32; in the "Black Hawk" War, as Colonel, Staff (Chief of Commissariat) of Illinois Volunteers, May 9 to Oct. 11, 1832; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1832‑35; in the Bureau of Indian Emigration, Dec. 23,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 31, 1836)

1835, to July 11, 1836; and on Engineer duty, July 11, 1836, to Oct. 15, 1836.

Dropped, Apr. 18, 1837, under Sec. 3 of Law of Jan. 31, 1823.​a

Civil History. — Farmer, Illinois, 1836‑37. Master of various steamboats on the Western Rivers, 1837‑49. Agent of the U. S. Post-office Department at St. Louis, Mo., 1849‑50; and of the St. Louis, Mo., Board of Marine Underwriters, June 1, 1850, to May 1, 1865; and Secretary, May 1, 1865, to Jan. 1, 1877. Port Warden of the Harbor of St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 1, 1850, to Jan. 1, 1877. Notary Public, and Adjuster of Averages, St. Louis, Mo., May 1, 1865, to Jan. 1, 1877.

Died, Mar. 29, 1883, at Alton, Ill.: Aged 76.

Buried, Alton Cemetery, Alton, IL.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Captain William Eaton, U. S. Consul at Tunis, Africa, who led a success­ful expedition against Derne, and compelled a treaty with the reigning Bashaw.

Thayer's Note:

a Requiring that disbursing officers failing to render their accounts for settlement in due time be promptly reported to the President of the United States and dismissed from the public service.

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