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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

Charles Petigru

(Ap'd S. C.)


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., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1829.

 p365  Served: in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1829‑31; on Recruiting service, 1831; in garrison at New Castle, Del., 1831‑32, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1832, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1832; and on Ordnance duty, Jan. 1, 1833, to Oct. 6, 1835.

Died, Oct. 6, 1835, at Appalachicola, Fla.: Aged 29.

Buried, near Chattahoochee, FL.​a

Thayer's Note:

a According to "From Mount Vernon to Chattahoochee, A History of Mt. Vernon, River Junction, Chattahoochee and Vicinity" by Grady Turnage (1987), quoted on a page at RootsWeb: "Both men [Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.John Hills and Charles Petigru] are buried in Mosquito Creek swamp along an old road that led east from Chattahoochee to a crossing point on the creek. Grave markers may be seen there today near what was later to become a cemetery for Florida State Hospital patients."

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