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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Jesse H. Leavenworth​1

(Ap'd Vt.)


Born Mar. 29, 1807.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1826, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1830.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1830.

Served: in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1831, — Sackett's Harbor,

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, Aug. 18, 1831)

N. Y., 1831‑32; in the "Black Hawk" War, against the Sac Indians, 1832; in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1832‑33, — and Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1833‑34; on Quartermaster duty, 1835; in garrison at Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1835‑36; and on Recruiting service, 1836.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 1836‑58. Lumber Merchant, Chicago, Ill., 1858‑62.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑63: in organizing his regiment, and in command, at Ft.

(Colonel, 2d Colorado Volunteers, Feb. 17, 1862)

Lyon, Col.,º Feb. 17, 1862, to June 13, 1863, — and at Ft. Larned, Kan., commanding District of Santa Fé Road, June 13 to Sep. 26, 1863.

Discharged, Sep. 26, 1863.

Civil History. — U. S. Indian Agent for the Kiowas, Comanches, and part of the Cheyenne tribe, 1864 to —.º

Died, Mar. 12, 1885, at Milwaukee, Wis.: Aged 76.

Buried, Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.​a

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Colonel Henry Leavenworth, distinguished in the War of 1812‑15.

Thayer's Note:

a Additional and in part better biographical information is given on the linked Find-a‑Grave page.

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