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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I

(Born Ga.)

John Mackay

(Ap'd Ga.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Served: in garrison at Savannah, Ga., 1829‑30, — Ft. Mitchell, Ala., 1830‑31, — Ft. Jackson, La., 1831, — and Ft. Wood, La., 1831; on Topographical duty, Nov. 25, 1831, to Dec. 31, 1833; in garrison at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1834, — and Savannah, Ga., 1834‑35; on Engineer

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Dec. 31, 1834)

duty, Mar. 14, 1835, to Mar. 14, 1836; on Topographical duty, Aug. 28 to Dec. 31, 1836; in the Florida War, 1837‑39; as Superintending Top. Engineer of the Construction of Harbors in Georgia, and of Roads in

(Captain, Top. Engineers, July 7, 1838)

Florida, 1839‑43, — of Cumberland Sound, Ga., 1843, — and of survey of Choctawhatchie and Holmes Rivers, Fla., Ossabaw Inlet, Ga., and of Lavaca and Matagorda Bays, Tex., 1846; as Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1844; and on sick leave of absence, 1846‑48.

Died, May 31, 1848, at Savannah, Ga.: Aged 42.

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