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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1811

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Richard H. Ashley

(Ap'd Mas.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Apr. 14, 1809, to Mar. 1, 1811, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Served: at Ft. Wolcott, R. I., 1811‑12; and in the War of 1812‑15

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., Apr. 11, 1813)

(First Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists, May 20 to Dec. 31, 1813)

with Great Britain, on Quartermaster duty, and in garrison at Ft. Adams, Newport, R. I.

Disbanded, June 15, 1815.

Re-appointed in the United States Army, with the rank of

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 30, 1817.

Served: in garrison at Detroit, Mich., 1817; and on the Canada Frontier, 1817‑19.

Resigned, Mar. 10, 1819.

Civil History. — Principal of a Classical School at Canaan Four Corners, Columbia County, N. Y., 1822‑56. Degree of A. M. conferred by Union College, N. Y., 1832.

Died, Feb. 5, 1856, at Canaan Four Corners, N. Y.

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