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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1811

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Ezra Smith

(Ap'd Vt.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, June 15, 1808, to Mar. 1, 1811, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists, Mar. 1, 1811.

Served: in garrison at Atlantic Posts, 1811‑12; and in the War of

(First Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists, May 11, 1813, to June 9, 1814)

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., Apr. 19, 1813)

1812‑15 with Great Britain, on Quartermaster duty, and was engaged in the Battle of Plattsburg, N. Y., Sep. 11, 1814.

Disbanded, June 15, 1815.

Civil History. — Merchant at Whitehall, N. Y., 1815‑19. Postmaster at Whitehall, N. Y., 1819‑29. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of New York, 1824 and 1825. U. S. Agent for improving the Harbor of Whitehall, N. Y., 1837‑39. U. S. Collector of Customs for the District of Champlain, N. Y., 1849‑52. Farmer, Cambridge, Washington County, N. Y., 1852‑67. Postmaster at Cambridge, N. Y., 1866‑67.

Died, Dec. 17, 1867, at Cambridge, N. Y.: Aged 84.

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