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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Abraham Van Buren​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Nov. 27, 1807, Kinderhook, NY.

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., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑28, — and Ft.  p404 Dearborn, Ill., 1829; as Aide-de‑camp to Major-General Macomb, General-

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 4, 1833)

in‑Chief, May 4, 1829, to July 4, 1836, being engaged in the Florida

(Captain, 1st Dragoons, July 4, 1836)

War, Feb. 22 to May 21, 1836; and on leave of absence, 1836‑37.

Resigned, Mar. 3, 1837.

Civil History. — Private Secretary to President Van Buren, Mar. 4, 1837, to Mar. 4, 1841.

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

Major, Staff — Paymaster, June 26, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Taylor in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 18, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, —

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col. Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

and as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Scott, 1847; and on Paymaster duty, in the City of New York, 1848‑54.

Resigned, June 1, 1854.

Civil History. — Planter, near Columbia, S. C., 1854‑59.

Died, Mar. 15, 1873, at New York City: Aged 65.

Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, NY.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Martin Van Buren, President of the United States.

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