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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Me.)

George Watson

(Ap'd Me.)


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., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1832.

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a in garrison at Ft. Washington, Md., 1832‑33, — Ft. Johnston,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 31, 1833)

N. C., 1833‑35, — and Ft. Macon, N. C., 1835‑36; in the Florida War,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Sep. 30, 1836)

1836‑38, being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmish of Okihumphy Swamp, Mar. 30, 1836; and in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1838.

Civil History. — Clergyman, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1838‑68.

Died, Mar. 22, 1868, at Newmansville, Fla.: Aged 56.

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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