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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

George E. Chase​a

(Ap'd Mas.)


George Edmund Chase: Born May 2, 1807.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 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., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1828.

Served: on Engineer duty, Apr. 11 to May 14, 1829; on Topographical duty, June 2, 1829, to Mar. 17, 1831; on Engineer duty, Apr. 27, 1831, to May 31, 1832; and in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1832‑33, — and Ft. Wood, La., 1833.

Resigned, Aug. 31, 1833.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, 1839‑44.

Died, Mar. 27,​b 1844, at Chasefield, Pensacola Harbor, Fla.: Aged 39.

Buried, Chasefield Plantation Cemetery, Pensacola Beach, FL.

Thayer's Notes:

a According to American Ancestry: giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans whose Ancestors settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, A.D. 1776 (Thomas Patrick Hughes, ed., Albany, 1892), VII.218, he was the brother of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.William Henry Chase, who was also involved with the forts at Pensacola.

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b His tombstone (q.v.) gives the date of his death as March 28. The same stone provided his birthdate, which is also picked up by American Ancestry.

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