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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1831

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Richard H. Peyton

(Ap'd Va.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1827, to July 1, 1831, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1831.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1831.

 p473  Served: in garrison at Ft. Wood, La., 1831‑32; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Nov. 4, 1832, to Dec. 20, 1834; in garrison at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1835‑36; in Operations in Creek

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 28, 1836)

Nation, 1836‑37; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38, being engaged in the Surprise and Capture of the Chief Philip and other warriors, Sep. 9, 1837, — and Skirmish near Mosquito Inlet, Sep. 10, 1837; as Chief of Commissariat in the emigration of the Cherokee Indians to the West of the Mississippi, 1838; and on Quartermaster

(Col., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

duty in the Florida War, at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1838‑39.

Died, Nov. 11, 1839, at Tampa Bay, Fla.: Aged 28.

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