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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I

(Born R. I.)

William Eustis​1

(Ap'd Mas.)


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., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1830.

Served: on frontier duty on the Red River, about Natchitoches,º La., 1830‑31, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1831‑33, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1834‑35;

(Transferred to 1st Dragoons, Aug. 14, 1833)

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 17, 1834)

on Recruiting service, 1835‑36; on sick leave of absence in Europe, 1836‑37; on frontier duty at Ft. Des Moines, Io., 1837, — Ft. Leavenworth,

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 15, 1836)

Kan., 1837‑38, — March to Ft. Snelling, Io.,º 1838, — and at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1838‑39; at the Cavalry School of Saumur, France, and translating French Cavalry Tactics, 1839‑41; on frontier duty at Ft. Wayne, I. T., 1841‑42, — Ft. Scott, Kan., 1842‑43, 1844, — Expedition to Pawnee Villages, 1844, — Ft. Scott, Kan., 1844‑45, — Expedition to the Arkansas River, 1845, — and Ft. Scott, Kan., 1845‑46; in the War

(Captain, 1st Dragoons, Mar. 17, 1845)

with Mexico, 1846‑47; on Recruiting service, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1847‑48; and on Recruiting service, 1848.

Resigned, Aug. 4, 1849.

Civil History. — Farmer, near Natchez, Mis., 1850‑73. Levee Engineer, Concordia Parish, La., 1859‑73. Civil Engineer and City Surveyor of Natchez, Mis., 1863‑75. Residence, Philadelphia, Pa.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Member of the Society of the Cincinnati.

Died at Kennebunkport, Me., July 4, 1889: Aged 79.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1893, for an obituary notice.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Gen. Abraham Eustis, who served in the War of 1812‑15.

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