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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I

(Born Ky.)

Gustavus Brown

(Ap'd Ky.)


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., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1829‑31, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831‑32; and on "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war.

Died, July 12, 1832, at Ft. Dearborn, Ill.: Aged 23.​a

Thayer's Note:

a The site of the long-demolished Fort Dearborn is now in the heart of downtown Chicago. The phrase that immediately precedes the record of his death — "but not at the seat of war" — occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe: cholera. A fair surmise is that Brown was one of those who actually died of it.

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