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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Thomas B. Adams​a

(Ap'd Mas.)


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., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1828.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828‑29, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1829, 1829‑30; in Cherokee Nation, 1830; in garrison at Charleston harbor, S. C., 1830‑31, 1831‑32; in Cherokee Nation, 1832; on Ordnance duty, Dec. 13, 1832, to Jan. 17,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Dec. 1, 1834)

1836; and in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑37, being engaged in the Skirmishes at Camp Izard, Feb. 27, 28, 29, and Mar. 5, 1836, — and Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836.

Died, Dec. 14, 1837, at Ft. Dade, Fla.: Aged 28.

Buried, St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, FL.

Thayer's Note:

a Thomas Boylston Adams, Jr. was a grandson of President John Adams; his father Thomas Boylston Adams, the president's third son, was thus also a younger brother of President John Quincy Adams. His cadet appointment is yet another instance of the Academy's early history of appointments thru influence.

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