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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I

(Born O.)

George Wilson

(Ap'd O.)


Born Jan. 20, 1809, Steubenville, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1830.

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1830.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1830‑32, — in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832, being engaged in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832, — at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1833, — escorting surveyors, 1833, — Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1833‑34, — Ft. Armstrong,

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Nov. 30, 1836)

Ill., 1834, — and Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1834‑36, 1836‑37.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1837.

Civil History. — Farmer, Agency City, Wapello County, Io., 1838‑40. Member of the House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin, 1838 and 1839. Clerk of U. S. District Court for Iowa, 1839‑40. Appointed U. S. Indian Agent, 1840: declined. Civil Engineer, 1840‑49. Surveyor of Public Lands, etc., Iowa and Wisconsin, 1840‑50. Adjutant, Iowa Militia, 1840‑43. Register of U. S. Land Office in Fairfield, Io., 1849‑51. Bank Clerk and Banker, Lexington, Mo., 1851‑80, being President of the La­fayette County Bank of Lexington, Mo., 1871‑80.

Died, Mar. 3, 1880, at Lexington, Mo.: Aged 71.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1880, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, MO.

Thayer's Note:

a Captain Wilson's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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