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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

George W. Ward

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1832.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1832.

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a on Topographical duty, Dec. 14, 1832, to Jan. 21, 1836; and in the

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Sep. 11, 1836)

Florida War, 1836, being engaged in the Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1836.

Civil History. — Merchant, Matagorda Bay, Tex., 1837‑50.

Died, Oct. 13, 1851, at Centreville, Nevada County, Cal.: Aged 43.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at the seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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