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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Richard C. Tilghman

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1824, to July 1, 1828, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1828.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1828.

Served: on Staff duty at the Headquarters of the Eastern Department, Sep. 1, 1828, to Nov. 5, 1829; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1830‑31, — Wilmington, N. C., 1831, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831‑32, — and Ft. Washington, Md., 1832‑33; on Engineer duty, Apr. 29, 1833, to May 13, 1835;

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Oct. 23, 1834)

and as Adjutant, 1st Artillery, at Regimental headquarters, June 1 to Nov. 3, 1835.

Resigned, Mar. 31, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of Maryland, 1836‑37; and in the service of the United States, 1837‑46, surveying sites for Fortifications on Lake Champlain, — locating and constructing roads in Indian Reservation in Iowa Territory, — making Military Reconnoissances of the approaches to city of New Orleans, La., — and superintending Harbor Improvements on Lakes Erie and Michigan. Farmer, Centreville, Md., 1846‑79; Lieut.‑Colonel, Maryland Militia, 1857‑67, — and Brig.‑Gen., Staff (Quartermaster-General of the State of Maryland), Apr. 17, 1867: declined. Chief Justice of the Orphan's Court of Queen Anne's County, Md., Nov. 17, 1871, to Mar. 14, 1879.

Died, Mar. 14, 1879, at Centreville, Md.: Aged 72.

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